Casa Ruby founder and executive director Ruby Corado announced on Facebook on Wednesday that she has been released from a local hospital after being taken to the emergency room on Tuesday, Sept. 29, while experiencing what she believed to be COVID related breathing problems.
Corado first announced on Facebook last week that she learned on Sept. 21 that she tested positive for COVID-19. She told the Washington Blade she decided to share her experiences as a COVID-positive person among other things to dispel the stigma that some with the virus were encountering.
“Worst feeling ever, not being able to Breath while eating Your Dinner!” she stated in a Facebook post on Tuesday, Sept. 29. A short time later she posted a photo of the inside of an ambulance with the message, “The moment that I feared the most has arrived.”
But on Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, Corado posted a far more positive message.
“No COVID in my Lungs, No Pneumonia. I am Back Home Feeling Blessed. Thank You For Your Prayers!!!”
Later on Wednesday she posted yet another follow-up message.
“Thanks everyone for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. I continue to fight this virus but yesterday in the emergency room after having shortness of breath, I was told there is no COVID in my lungs and I don’t have pneumonia,” she stated.
“I keep praying I am out of the danger zone,” her post continued. “Today marks 10 days since I tested positive. My fight continues.”