The tragic plea of a young, unvaccinated Sydney father who died from Covid-19 has been revealed by his devastated wife.
Mohammed Khaldoun Obeid was one of seven people to die from the virus announced on Monday by NSW Health.
The 38-year-old father of three has been described as a healthy person who liked to keep fit, but the virus took control of his body, filling his lungs with pus and blood after collapsing after two weeks, his wife Rayan revealed.
She told the Daily Mail his condition rapidly deteriorated after being placed in a coma two weeks ago.
Unknown to her at the time, one of her final conversations with her husband was a late night Facetime call from his hospital bed.
"He called me on FaceTime at 2am, and he couldn't talk properly because of the ventilator, but he told me he didn't want to go to sleep," she recalled.
Rayan said with his oxygen levels still low a week later, doctors attempted to improve his condition by flipping him onto his stomach.
However his condition only deteriorated and his lungs filled with blood.
NSW's 'worst Covid patient'
Rayan said doctors described Mohammed as the "worst patient with Covid in NSW" and days later, he succumbed to the virus without the chance of saying goodbye to his wife or his twin sons, aged six, or his five-year-old daughter.
His local community rallied around him with multiple messages of support after he was admitted to hospital.
Following his death, a wave of tributes were left online, as well as condolences to his family.
"This broke my heart more than anything," one friend wrote.
"Your twin boys will always be in our care and will give them the care and love they deserve. You're a beautiful father and brother, husband and son and friend. I love you very much."
Mohammed caught the virus alongside his parents, his brother and his young family. Rayan said he intended to overcome his fear of getting the vaccine after seeing his parents diagnosed, but it was too late.
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