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Lafayette doctor preparing to leave Houston hospital after recovering from COVID-19

Posted at 7:53 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 20:53:21-04

A Lafayette doctor is preparing to leave a Houston hospital after a three-month battle with COVID-19.

Dr. Grant Lashley contracted the virus in April.

According to his doctor, the virus caused Lashley to have a stroke, further complicating his recovery.

For the last few weeks, Lashley has been undergoing intense physical therapy so he can regain his independence before going home.

"Over the course of time and therapies, we've been able to get him to the point now where he's helping himself get out of bed, getting over to the wheelchair. He can get himself from the bed to the wheelchair to the bathroom and back. He's now walking short distances with a walker," explained Dr. Nikoa Dragolovic with TIRR Memorial Hermann.

Dr. Dragolovic says these improvements are "huge" in such a short amount of time, and says that fact speaks to both the motivation of Lashley and the ability of therapies to help people recover.

ABC News has been following Dr. Lashley's journey of recovery and will share his story Friday morning on Good Morning America on KATC.

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