Commenting on his battle with COVID-19, Mr Johnson revealed doctors were feeding him “litres and litres of oxygen” to keep him alive. Although Mr Johnson returned to No 10 this week, the Prime Minister revealed he was in a critical condition. He told The Sun on Sunday: “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario.
“I was not in particularly brilliant shape and I was aware there were contingency plans in place.”
Mr Johnson revealed at one point doctors were considering putting a tube down his throat.
It was at this moment he believes doctors started to think about how to handle a potential death.
As he was rushed to intensive care Mr Johnson asked himself “how am I going to get out of this?”
He would spend three nights in intensive care and a week in hospital before he was discharged.
Just over two weeks from his release from hospital, Mr Johnson’s fiance Carrie Symonds gave birth to a son.
The child has been named Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, partly in homage to Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart, who cared for the PM whilst he was recovering.
Mr Johnson revealed he was initially reluctant to go to hospital and even when he was in intensive care, refused to countenance the idea the virus could kill him.
He said he had a “terrible buoyancy” within that convinced him he would ultimately recover.
Additional reporting by Bill McLoughlin.
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Published at Sat, 02 May 2020 22:37:00 +0000