As the coronavirus spread has affected everyone all over the world and it has torn down families because they are apart and are left with no choice but to maintain a distance. Patients have to be isolated for weeks, or even months, until they recover. While some make it during this period, there are others who don’t.
There is heart breaking picture which is doing rounds on social media as it shows the level of desperation when it comes to meeting a loved one suffering from COVID-19.
A 30-year-old man named, Jihad Al-Suwaiti, a young Palestinian from the town of Beit Awa in the West Bank, had no choice but to say goodbye to his mother by climbing up to the window of the Intensive Care Unit of Hebron State Hospital, where she was bring treated for COVID-19.
“The son of a Palestinian woman who was infected with COVID-19 climbed up to her hospital room to sit and see his mother every night until she passed away,” wrote Mr Safa while sharing the picture.
The son of a Palestinian woman who was infected with COVID-19 climbed up to her hospital room to sit and see his mother every night until she passed away. pic.twitter.com/31wCCNYPbs
— Mohamad Safa (@mhdksafa) July 18, 2020
“What a wonderful son. Brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat at such love and caring,” wrote one person in the comments section.
“This is so sad yet so inspirational,” another said.
Rasmi Suwaiti was ill with leukemia when she tested positive for COVID-19. She was admitted to the Hebron State Hospital and spent five days there receiving treatment.
“I sat helplessly behind the outside window of the intensive care room, watching her last moments,” her son was quoted as saying by the Arabic Post. He said that he tried to enter her hospital room when he was informed of her worsening condition, but was not allowed to do so. To say goodbye, he climbed up to the hospital window.