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'I've had to learn to eat, drink and walk, it's like I had to start as a baby again' - man who spent five months in ICU with Covid

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Declan Coleman is recovering from Covid-19 with the help of staff at Clontarf Hospital. Photo: Mark Condren

Declan Coleman is recovering from Covid-19 with the help of staff at Clontarf Hospital. Photo: Mark Condren

Declan Coleman is recovering from Covid-19 with the help of staff at Clontarf Hospital. Photo: Mark Condren

"I never thought I would get Covid," says 54-year-old Declan Coleman, who has been hospitalised since March 30 with a severe case of the disease. The van driver nearly died on more than one occasion, with his wife being warned by medics in Beaumont to prepare for the worst.

But Declan battled and survived, yet has faced a series of medical challenges - including learning to walk again as well as feed himself. Now, almost seven months on, he still requires oxygen and a wheelchair when moving around outside. Declan is one of the country's longest-affected Covid patients.


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