Nanny babysitting billionaire child travels the world catches Covid-19 and reveals virus left her lungs like a 20-year-old smoker and she needs to sleep 12 hours a day
- Helena Power was knocked down by Covid-19 during her December stay in London
- Virus initially caused fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of taste and smell
- Although Covid-19 left her with the lungs of a 20-year-old smoker in just 14 days
- Mrs. Power now lives with an uncle and is going to New Zealand in February
A Kiwi nanny who has traveled the world now has the lungs of a 20-year-old smoker and sleeps half a day after contracting Covid-19.
Helena Power has been hospitalized twice and now suffers from breathing difficulties so severe that she has been locked up in her London apartment since December.
Ms. Power left Auckland to care for a billionaire’s child in London in early 2020, New Zealand Herald reported.
Helena Power has been hospitalized twice and now suffers from breathing difficulties so severe that she has been locked up in her London apartment in the United Kingdom since December.
She spent much of the year flying around Ibiza, Switzerland and Australia before returning to London.
The 26-year-old found a babysitting job with another family before deciding to move to Qatar in the Middle East.
Ms. Power was left waiting for her travel visa to be approved when she was struck by the virus.
The young nanny initially suffered from mild fatigue, shortness of breath and loss of taste and smell.
In just 14 days, her symptoms worsened and Ms. Power was rushed to hospital for an X-ray.
“They said my lungs were damaged by Covid,” Mrs. Power said.
“Even though I’m 26 and never smoked – I don’t even drink alcohol – my lungs looked like someone who smoked for 20 years.”
Ms. Power was fired and relied on friends’ charities to order her food and check in with her.
Although she was attacked again and returned to the hospital, before claiming that the doctor told her not to come back unless she was ‘dying’.
Ms. Power was left waiting for her travel visa to be approved when she was struck by the virus
The total number of coronavirus cases in the UK has skyrocketed to over three million as a Covid-19 variant, which is 70 percent more contagious, is plaguing the country.
Hospitals are under severe pressure with London buses turned into ambulances to accommodate the resurgence of cases.
Ms. Power said her friends waited up to 12 hours for an ambulance to show up at the door.
Ms. Power is now involved with her uncle, an hour south of London, and has plans to fly back to New Zealand in February.
“I’m so lucky to be home in a month so I have enough time to walk to the plane,” said Mrs. Power.
Ms. Power said her friends had waited 12 hours for an ambulance to show up at the door