ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – A procession was held in honor of Orangeburg County Deputy Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Dexter Ladson, held when he came home after being in the hospital for more than two months.
“That Friday night, Saturday, everything came up to him and he took the little over the counter stuff. He thought that would help, but when he realized it was getting worse on Sunday he said, ‘I have to go to the hospital,’ his sister Tarnisha Washington said.
That was on November 22nd when he tested positive for coronavirus and was also diagnosed with double pneumonia.
“COVID is real. It is no joke. Being in the hospital without your family is no joke, ”said his sister.
His sister said the doctors were amazed at his recovery.
“Because the whole time he was on this ventilator, his blood pressure stayed the same, his heart rate stayed the same, his organs, nothing switched off. So they called it a miracle from day one. They got the impression that they had never had a patient like him, ”she said.
And when she heard that her brother was finally going home, I called Sheriff Leroy Ravenell and Captain James Green and all they said was stop saying.
Then there was the procession that took him home from the hospital on Friday.
“When he saw that, he broke down and cried. He said, “I’m so happy.” He said, “I’m so happy and I’m happy to be home.”
The deputy lieutenant is still in physiotherapy and is also being treated for wounds in bed. After almost 30 years in the department, his sister really wants to go back to work.
“He’s pushing himself because he wants to do what he likes to do again. He loves working with the kids. He loves protecting our community and the sheriff’s office, oh man, this is his heart. “
The sheriff’s agency said, “We were thrilled to bring our brother home.”
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