Coronavirus was no match for one great-great-grandma from Washington.
At 90-years-old, Geneva Wood is a survivor.
She not only beat the odds after suffering a stroke in January, but she also made a shocking comeback after testing positive for coronavirus.
The virus is particularly dangerous for the elderly, immunocompromised, or with pre-existing conditions, but Wood is on her way to making a full recovery.
Wood came down with coronavirus after being treated at the same rehab facility as many coronavirus patients following her stroke.
“Just when my mom beat one thing, another ‘thing’ rolled her way,” Wood’s daughter, Cami Neidigh said in a feature written by Woods’ granddaughter-in-law, Kate Neidigh for the Seattle Refined.
On March 6, it was confirmed that Wood had coronavirus after she came down with a fever.
“I’m going to fight this for my family and make everyone proud,” Kate recalled Wood saying through a glass window in the hospital.
But Wood wasn’t out of the woods just yet as her condition worsened and she came close to death.
Kate reveals that at one point, her children suited up and went into her room to say goodbye.
Shortly after, they moved Woods into an isolated room and the family wasn’t allowed to have any contact with her: “We would no longer be allowed to suit up and physically go into her room, rub her arm or hold her hand. We wouldn’t even be able to stand on the other side of the glass and check to see if she was comfortable or restless.”
Much to their surprise, Wood’s condition improved out of nowhere. Kate wrote that they knew she was feeling better when she began demanding drinks and soups that would make her feel better.
She even recalled Wood waving her hands in the air yelling, “I ain’t dead yet! I’m gonna die of thirst before I die of this coronavirus!” after asking for and not getting her Sprite.
“Who are we to question the fighting spirit of a tough ol’ Texas coot,” Cami said, adding, “If anyone’s going to give the middle finger to a killer virus, it’s her.”
Wood remains in isolation but is off oxygen and only has minimal symptoms like stuffy nose and cough.
If she remains asymptomatic for 72 hours, doctors believe she’ll be discharged.
Wood had a message for those who find themselves in a similar situation: “Try your best to stay positive, find good in the bad, thank the caregivers and spend time with nurses so they know they are not just taking care of another sick patient.”