Metro Detroit man leaves hospital after fighting COVID-19 for nearly 3 months

Posted at 6:07 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 18:07:22-04

TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) — A metro Detroit man was released from the hospital after more than three months fighting COVID-19.

Jim Gilmartin spent weeks in the ICU, on a ventilator and then in a medically-induced coma, but on Thursday, he was released from the hospital two days before his 56th birthday.

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There was a lot of times I was by myself in isolation. The only thing I can say is I miss my family," Gilmartin said.

His family said he lost 70 pounds and had to go through physical therapy.

Gilmartin went into the hospital on March 27 after no longer being able to fight COVID. His wife Christine, was also fighting the virus.

Family members are now planning a big birthday celebration for James.

He has a GoFundMe page here.

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