In a news conference today, Romero said, “I am here to thank everyone, I am still very weak. When I felt I was dying I would cling to my memories, to my family and my husband, I was isolated and I did not have any contact with the exterior except with Javier [Limón] by telephone,” she added.
Romero contracted the dangerous virus treating the late Ebola infected priest, Manuel García Viejo towards the end of September.
Romero also commented on two other issues- donating her Ebola antibody-rich plasma and the killing of her dog, Excalibur.
“I don’t know what failed, or if anything failed. I just know that I don’t hold any grudges. If my infection is good for something, to better study the disease and help develop a vaccine, or if my blood can be used to cure other people, I am available,” Romero said.
In a statement today, the nurse’s aide said the killing of her dog, Excalibur, “wasn’t necessary”. “The worst part of all of this is that our dog was not given a chance.”