CHICAGO (CBS)– One man survived a traumatic ordeal, fighting both COVID-19 and pneumonia, and he will be released from the hospital Monday.

Eric Heumann has been at Northwest Community Hospital In Arlington Heights for more than a month now. His family said he’s getting back on his feet.

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Dana Reinke said her ex-husband first called her in late March about a high fever. Days later on, April 7, he called 9-1-1  and was rushed to the hospital.

“Everytime the phone would ring our hearts would race,” Reinke said. “We just didn’t have any answers.”

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Reinke said he had all the symptoms of COVID-19. He couldn’t smell or taste anything, he had chills and a cough. He eventually tested positive for COVID-19 and bi-lateral pneumonia.

Reinke said he was fully sedated and on a ventilator for 17 days.

“Words cannot explain the emotion and stress that we’ve been under these past several weeks, minute-to-minute actually,” she said.

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Reinke said Heumann is getting back on his feet and after testing negative twice.