I've tested Positive for Covid-19 - UPDATED
UPDATE (3/29): My husband is in the hospital with coronavirus and pneumonia (bacterial, so antibiotics are helping.) OUr daughter's cough and breathing are still worsening, tho she's in pretty good shape. She hasn't been tested, but county health assumes she has it as well. (She does.)
My symptoms remain minimal - more like spring allergies. I consider myself symptom-free (it's been almost 2 weeks since I was tested as positive, and my symptoms have remained minimal.
Friends are ensuring that we have anything we need, so isolation is working out. I'm hoping David can come home from the hospital soon.
Yup, I have it. But I don't think I'm the primary vector in my family (we all have it); I'm just the only one tested - and that because of a lucky fluke.
I went to chemo on Tuesday, and my blood counts were off. Yes, I had a slight cough, and had been in contact with someone who had recently been through S. Korea, but was essentially feeling fine. Meanwhile, my hubby had been coughing badly for over a week, and was assumed to have a viral bronchitis.
My onc, figuring I couldn't get chemo, and knowing that the hospital had just set up community testing (since discontinued) sent me for the test, and I found out yesterday I tested positive. Otherwise, I'd be assuming that I was just still in avoidance mode.
Meanwhile, husband was ill, and daughter also had some symptoms - her ortho office had been shut down for 2 weeks due to a case of coronavirus, so for all we know, she got it there before the shutdown. She's recovering from a major broken ankle and related surgery.
My symptoms of the 3 of us are absolutely the mildest. But we wouldn't know if my dr hadn't been able to get me tested. If chemo was next week, I wouldn't have been tested due to lack of tests.
I'm doing well. My husband has me worried, but I'm watching out for him. Public health nurses are checking from afar daily. (I must show myself at the front door, when they are back in the car. I'm under official "Isolation" - rest of my family is under quarantine.
Hanging in there - I'll keep you posted.
SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,365 Memberedited March 2020 #2CV
So sorry that you are in this circumstance, but thank you for letting us know. I assume that a great number of us have been exposed, including me. But until there is widespread testing available, we will just be guessing and taking a conservative approach to things. Personally, I will try to keep up with exercise and sunshine as much as possible. I wish you and your family all the best health in this difficult time.0
Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Memberedited March 2020 #3best thoughts and prayers
My best thoughts and prayers are sent to you and your family as you weather the CV and other issues.
Marie who loves kitties0
edited March 2020 #4Hang in there, take care of
Hang in there, take care of yourself. I am praying for you all.0
Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,729 Memberedited March 2020 #7Sorry
So sorry to hear this and I'm glad that you were able to be tested. I'm hoping that you all feel better soon. Prayers and cyber hugs.
myAZmountain Member Posts: 417 Memberedited March 2020 #9Oh no!
So sorry to hear this Alice! Praying that you and your loved ones recover quickly !!0
Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 707 Memberedited March 2020 #10Alice
I am so sorry to hear this, I hope everyone in your family recovers without any intervention.0
edited March 2020 #11How are you all? Thinking
How are you all? Thinking about you and family.0
Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,729 Member
Alice... please give us an
Alice... please give us an update. I’m thinking of you and hope you are ok. Sending love and strength
I've been thinking about you too and wondering how you are doing. Hopefully well and wishing you well.
I am praying hard for you all
I am praying hard for you all!!! Thank God for antibiotics working. What are they reccomending for your daughter and her breathing?0
I am praying hard for you all
I am praying hard for you all!!! Thank God for antibiotics working. What are they reccomending for your daughter and her breathing?
And watching her blood O2 sat. We also have her using an inspiration spirometer regularly. She's finally feeling better. We're hoping to have David home tomorrow, but probably not until Tuesday.0
Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 707 Memberedited March 2020 #21I am so happy to hear
You are showing only mild symptoms, I hope your husband and daughter feel better soon. I keep coming to see how you are doing. I was very happy to see this update.0
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