Omaha, Neb – After a full week receiving treatment for the Ebola virus in the Biocontainment Unit at The Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Rick Sacra’s appetite is finally starting to come back.
“He really wanted some ice cream,” said Debbie Sacra, Dr. Sacra’s wife. “He’d tried a few different kinds over the last several days, and none of them were all that appetizing to him. But we finally found something in the hospital convenience store that really hit the spot – a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.”
Doctors caring for Dr. Sacra said they wanted him to start taking in at least 1000 calories a day by mouth. With that pint of ice cream checking in at just over 1100 calories, he might easily reach that goal. “Hard to believe it, but ice cream was just what the doctor ordered,” said Debbie.
Debbie also said her husband’s personality is coming back. “He’s really starting to give people a hard time. That’s definitely a sign he’s starting to feel better,” she said.