It was a happy day for Baby Ron Keizer Zafe and her family when they were all reunited after spending a month apart in quarantine.
Baby Zafe was discharged last April 23 after being confined away from her family for nearly a month. The 5-month-old baby had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila.
Dr. Elmer Smith E. Palonpon shared the heartwarming video of the family’s reunion on Facebook. You may watch it below:
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Her mother, Joemelia Datayan, explained to GMA News that the family does not know how she was infected.
“Nilalagnat po tsaka nagtatae. Noong kinabukasan po, dinala ko po sa Fabella tapos pinauwi rin naman po kami. Binigyan po kami ng gamot ni baby. After 5 days, ‘di pa rin po nawawala ang lagnat, dinala ko po siya ulit doon,” Joemelia said.
[She had a fever and diarrhea. The next day, I brought her to Fabella and they sent us home. They gave us medicine for the baby. After 5 days, the fever had not left and so I brought her back.]
“Noong April 2, doon na po siya sinwab test. Nilipat na po siya ng isolation room. April 5, lumabas na po ‘yong resulta niya na nag-positive po siya. Doon na po ako natakot, baka kasi hindi kayanin ni baby,” she added.
[On April 2, she was given a swab test. She was moved to an isolation room. April 5, her results were released and she tested positive. That was when I got scared, because I thougt she might not be able to take it.]
With their baby testing positive, the whole household underwent a 14-day quarantine as possible COVID-19 cases. This was why they were not able to visit Baby Zafe while she was confined.
“Mahirap po para sa’kin. Masakit po kasi hindi po nakikita ‘yong baby. Hindi mo alam kung kumusta na siya or ganoon pa rin po ba ‘yong lagay niya,” Joemelia shared.
[It was hard for me. It was painful because I couldn’t see my baby. I didn’t know how she was doing or if her condition was still bad.]
While Baby Zafe will still be undergoing a 14-day home quarantine, Joemelia and the family are just happy to have her back.
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