Ekaterina KOPANEVA, “FACTS”
In Cherkasy buried the 52-year-old surgeon Oleg Hyde, who died from complications of coronavirus. Two weeks earlier from the coronavirus died his brother, 58 — year-old head of the Lviv military hospital Ivan Hyde. As the brothers lived in different regions, they have recently met, but fell ill almost simultaneously.
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“The first symptoms of the father have felt in the day when the uncle died”
Oleg’s wife Guides are also infected with coronavirus. She is now in the hospital. A woman would be to say goodbye to her husband, the coffin with his body was brought under the window of her chamber. At the funeral, even strangers couldn’t hold back the tears. The son of Oleg Gayda Igor, also a surgeon, told the details of a family tragedy.
The mother is now in a state of moderate severity. She has unilateral pneumonia, — told the “FACTS” Igor Gaida. — She was hospitalized on 1 July. Dad died on the evening of 30 June, but I immediately she said about it. She was isolated, she was in the apartment, and I was afraid… Said the next day. Mom was sick, the temperature rose to 38.7, the problems started with the intestines. Saturation (the oxygen saturation in the blood. — Ed.) was normal. However, when his father was hospitalized, he and his Sats too, everything was fine.
Dad got infected at work. City polyclinic № 2, where he was the head of the surgical Department, did not accept patients with COVID-19, but you never know, the infected patient or not. People can carry the coronavirus without symptoms and infect others. And the people at the clinic are always a lot. Except at work, to get my dad could not. Went exclusively to work and back, always wore a mask and gloves. During the epidemic, he never even went to the store — all ordered through the Internet, because it’s safer. Public transport is not used, went to the clinic for his “seven”…
The father knew that this coronavirus. His childhood friend — the chief medical officer of district hospital of the Monastery in Ternopil region, where the outbreak COVID-19 occurred in March. Dad said back then that he can not hurt: “If I’m caught, I will not let go.” Although such chronic diseases he had. But he was big and I was afraid that might play a role extra weight… besides our family there were many “cores” (although, for example, the grandfather, being a “core”, lived to 82 years).
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Then we found out that he had a uncle John, dad’s brother… the First symptoms of the father have felt in the day when uncle died. Uncle Ivan that day was a cardiac arrest, it hooked up to a ventilator. He completely burned his lungs, and we already knew that this is the end… the Pope had a fever. We assumed it was the stress. But had fever and the next day was 38.5. Because of this, the father could not go to the funeral of his uncle, although for him it was very important.
He and his brother were very close. It seems to be at a distance, but at the same time, together. They kept in touch and shared everything with each other. Not saying a word, buying the same things. I think, even with me and mom and dad were not as close as uncle Ivan. By the way, uncle at the time, introduced my parents. Uncle Ivan was my mother’s classmate. One day he got sick and asked dad to go to a classmate for notes. So my dad met my mom.
It turned out that the funeral went just me and my mom. When he returned, he saw that the father’s fortune did not improve. He had a fever and the next day cough. He immediately went to the doctor. The x-ray showed bronchitis. In time dad started taking antibiotics, actively treated.
Colonel of medical service Ivan Hyde was one of the leading experts in the field of military field medicine
— He did a test for coronavirus?
Yes. First PCR test was negative, but then redid it and got a positive result. Two days later, and my mother confirmed COVID-19. After it became known that this coronavirus, I insisted on hospitalization of the father. Wanted he was under surveillance around the clock. In the hospital he was given an oxygen mask, although generally his condition was stable. Already started the pneumonia, but he did not suffer, received appropriate treatment. At the regional hospital had all the necessary medicines. He was given a very strong antibiotic.
“Despite his serious condition, managed to work. Counseled patients on the phone”
— Nevertheless, every day the father was getting worse, increased shortness of breath, — Igor continues Hyde. — I recalled the words of a doctor friend, who also suffered COVID-19 and talked about three crisis days — when choking, can not live without oxygen, but then gets better. Told my dad about it and was hoping he these crisis days, too, will overcome. We talk all the time, texted in “Viber”. I was sent pictures of his beloved husky dog, which gave him a year ago.
And dad, despite his serious condition, still managed to work. He advised his patients on the phone. People sent him pictures of my feet and other problem areas, and the Pope as the surgeon gave recommendations. Now found in his phone a lot of these photos, and was sent, when it was already in the hospital. Father always said that he could not just leave their patients. Any vacation or sick leave, if people need his help?
Patients and colleagues surgeon Oleg Gayda remember him as a very spiritual man who always came to help. Photo from the page of Oleg GAYDA in Facebook
The day after dad was already very weak. Once talked to my mom and said that was a very hard night. I wrote to him, but the messages remained unread. I called, but he didn’t pick up. It turned out, he was transferred to the intensive care unit. And then hooked up to a ventilator. Even hearing this, I still believed that father will recover. After all, there are cases when patients are already connected to the apparatus, it is possible to pull. I’m probably at that time already spoke not as a doctor but as a son who loves his father…
Mom on ventilator are not reported. Thought that the Pope will soon stabilize and then you can tell everyone that he was for a couple of hours and needed a ventilator. But about eight o’clock in the evening called back from the hospital and said everything…
Dad stayed on the unit for only four hours. He burned the lungs. As my uncle. I still ask myself what we did wrong. Timely treatment, the best medicine… and with the uncle. Uncle Ivan was the head of the Lviv military hospital, and colleagues did everything to save him.
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Ivan Hyde was a Colonel of the medical service and one of the leading Ukrainian specialists in the field of military field medicine. Among his patients are many soldiers who have been wounded during the fighting in the Donbass. In 2015, Ivan Hyde was awarded the order of Daniel Galician.
— Uncle organized a mobile hospital in the ATO area, — says Igor Gaida. — This helped to save the lives of hundreds of wounded soldiers. After all, as when the wounded were given first aid, depends on the further outcome of events. Uncle often went into the zone ATO, but almost no one talked about it. Just went and saved lives. He was a real soldier.
Ivan Hyde organizoval in the ATO zone field hospital. Photo from the website of the newspaper “Day”
Uncle, according to Igor Guides, contracted the coronavirus in the end of may.
— At first, he was in the Lviv military hospital, which he headed, — Igor continues. — Was stable. The hospital is very good and we had no doubt that there he will assist in full volume. But the condition worsened and it was decided just in case to transfer to Kiev. Further treatment took place in the Kiev military hospital. And in the penultimate day, he was transferred to the Alexander hospital, because he needed a heart-lung machine.
“Last month in our hospital more than fifty physicians have had coronavirus”
In social networks messages about the death of the brothers of Hyde hundreds of comments from grateful patients. People call their doctors and thank God for saving their loved ones. Many of them are mothers of soldiers, which in the area of ATO was saved by Ivan Hyde. And on parting with Mr Gajda patients are told me that remember him not only as a surgeon who was on call 24 hours a day, but also as a good psychologist.
Condolences to the family of Ivan Gayda expressed mother’s fighters, whom he rescued in the area
— Many patients admitted that after talking with dad, they became easier. My father knew how to do it, — says Igor Gaida. — I know a few people who had problems with alcohol, but after talking with my dad quit drinking… If I needed advice, I always called my father. He was my best friend.
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Igor Gaida said that the current case his father was investigating, a special Commission, whose purpose — to find the “zero” the patient, who “brought” COVID-19 in the clinic. Although the chance to set this man tend to zero. After all, the clinic can easily go not only patients but also their relatives. Or the man who does not even have an appointment and didn’t leave any of their data.
— Live queue in clinics has not been canceled. The infected person may spend time in a queue, and then suddenly to get up and leave — such cases are too. And how do you install it? — sighs my companion. — And perhaps doing it in order to then say that evidence of infection of the father at the hospital and thus save the put infected on the work of the physicians compensation. Without this we shall not starve. But I think my dad deserve to now when he was gone, the state financially supported at least a widow. The Pope was not going to die, he had a lot of plans. Her mother was remodeling their home and now the mother (God forbid that she get better soon.) will finish and pay off debts.
Igor Gaida with his wife and three children also took the test for the coronavirus. They got the results negative. Igor works as a surgeon in Cherkasy city emergency hospital № 3.
Last month in our hospital more than fifty physicians have had coronavirus, — says Igor Gaida. — After that, the hospital was divided into clean and dirty zone, in the offices of doctors don’t accept — just down to patients in the emergency Department. Of course, in hazmat suits — even if a person is brought after the accident, this does not exclude that he may be infected with a coronavirus.
We should not forget about asymptomatic carriers, which is a lot. People, unfortunately, don’t think about it. In Cherkassy on the streets, crowds, cafés and restaurants are crowded. However, we see it across the country. Can be long to talk about it, but I will only say one thing: you may not even suspect that the sick. And arriving somewhere without a mask, to infect human, which could live for many years. But you are gonna give him — and he will die. Remember that your actions may depend on someone’s life.
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