Social media sensation Mimiyuuuh had the biggest scare of her life when both her parents, Tatay Amadz and Nanay Bheng, tested positive for COVID-19.
In a vlog uploaded on her YouTube channel on May 13, 2021, the 24-year-old content creator opened up about the "traumatic incident" they experienced.
Mimiyuuuh revealed, "My parents po, had COVID. Opo. Totoo po ang COVID, guys. COVID is real."
She added, "Si Tatay naman po, thank God kasi mild naman po ang kanyang symptoms. Pero sobrang nakaka-trauma po iyong nangyari sa nanay ko. Kasi siya po ang severe po ang case ng COVID."
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Mimiyuuuh said their family's ordeal with COVID-19 happened in early April 2021.
The YouTube vlogger admitted she and her family have been complacent about keeping themselves safe from COVID-19.
Her mom showed symptoms a few days after going on a beach trip in late March. She noticed that her mom had hives on her back and her legs, and also experienced extreme fatigue.
Mimiyuuuh had her mom quarantined immediately in her room since it's the only one that has an en suite toilet and bath. Then, she had her tested for COVID-19.
On April 6, 2021, as they celebrated the birthday of Tatay Amadz, Mimiyuuuh learned that Nanay Bheng's COVID-19 RT-PCR test came back positive.
In the next few days, her mom's health started to deteriorate. Nanay Bheng had been suffering from pneumonia and her oxygen level was at a critical level.
The doctor said Mimiyuuuh's mom had to be admitted to a hospital and suggested St. Lukes Medical Center in Quezon City.
On April 9, Mimiyuuuh and her siblings brought her mom to the said hospital. But before they even left their house, her mom passed out.
Mimiyuuuh recalled, "April 9 po is the worst day ever, opo, in my entire life."
She later added, "Grabe iyong experience kaya umiyak na lang po ako kasi parang akala ko po mawawala na iyong nanay ko sa harapan ko."
Eventually, Mimiyuuuh's mom had to go back to their house since there were no available beds at St. Lukes Medical Center at that time.
Mimiyuuuh was grateful to celebrity dermatologist Aivee Teo, who helped her find a hospital that could take care of her mother.
On April 10, Mimiyuuuh was finally able to bring her mom to the University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center in Las Piñas City. But things got more complicated when Tatay Amadz also tested positive for COVID-19.
Being the breadwinner of the family, Mimiyuuuh also had to take precautions against contracting the virus, so she temporarily stayed at a friend's house.
The good news came on April 19 when Nanay Bheng finally tested negative for COVID-19. On April 22, Mimiyuuuh's father also had a negative COVID-19 test result.
Mimiyuuuh's PARENTS STILL RECOVERING
In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) coursed through Lazada via email on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Mimiyuuuh said her family is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 scare.
She said, "Well, slowly recovering na po kami dito sa bahay. Nagtatawanan na po kami kasama sila Inay pero medyo afraid pa rin po kaming palabasin sila ng bahay ulit!"
This is also what Mimiyuuuh considers as her greatest blessing for 2021.
She said, "Iyong makasurvive po sila Inay at Tatay sa COVID-19!"
The vlogger added, "Also, at this point po, to be mentally stable and well, GRABENG ACHIEVEMENT NA PO YUN SAKIN!"
Mimiyuuuh is relieved that both her parents are now okay. The vlogger also said her family's COVID-19 experience taught her important life lessons.
She told PEP.ph, "HEALTH IS WEALTH PO and I realized that life is short so might as well live the life you want to live."
Mimiyuuuh also encouraged everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccines.
"I would like to remind people to get vaccinated if may opportunity, always wear your masks, and drink your vitamins!"
Currently, Mimiyuuuh and her family have set up stricter health protocols at home.
She said, "Bawal ipasok iyong mga sapatos na ginamit sa labas. Bago maki-mingle sa mga tao po dito sa bahay, dapat nakaligo na at nakapagpalit ng damit."
Mimiyuuuh also bought stuff online that can help disinfect their house, protect them from the COVID-19 virus, and strengthen their immunity.
"Bumili po kami ng disinfecting fog, para po iyong mga bisita namin, bago pumasok po, e,disinfected na po.
"We also bought an alcohol stand po na nilagay namin sa labas ng pinto. At siyempre, MASKS AND VITAMINS PO!"
Mimiyuuuh is set to host Lazada's 6.6 Game-Game Super Show with Alden Richards this Saturday, June 5, 2021, on GMA-7.