Saturday, July 11, 2020

Testing positive for COVID-19...

We do everything together, we might as well do this together too!
Jason Ross and I both have tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. We have been in quarantine since Saturday, July 4, and will continue quarantining ourselves in order to take precautions against spreading the disease. I never knew how big our family was until facing this frightening virus, the outpouring support from family and friends has been overwhelming and appreciated. Until we got sick, we didn't personally know anyone with it, that being said I am sure you will have questions regarding symptoms. My symptoms have been much milder than Jason's so far. As healthy as he is, COVID has been pretty tough to fight. Living with an autoimmune disease (RA), contracting this virus has been my worst nightmare. I hope this is helpful and can shed some light on how severe COVID can be.
Jason's Symptoms:
1. Severe Headache
2. Fever
3. Pressure in the eyes
4. Skin sensitive to touch
5. Body aches
6. Excruciating back pain
7. Taste change
8. Respiratory changes
Things Jason has been taking to help combat symptoms:
Airborne (Zinc & Vit C)
Coconut Water
Tramadol as needed for pain
As of yesterday, Dexamethasone
Cindy's Symptoms:
1. Fever
2. Mild body aches
3. Loss of taste, smell, and appetite
4. Congestion
5. Mild cough
Things I have been taking to help combat symptoms:
The DIP Diet (no dairy, no animal products)
Airborne (Zinc & Vit C)
Coconut Water
Wine at night to calm my anxiety 
Jason is Day 7 and I am Day 6
The team at Southern Rapid Care has been amazing and so helpful.
I am posting this in hopes you and yours remain safe and well. Take the mask seriously, just because you are healthy doesn't mean you are invincible, not only are you protecting yourself but others who may be immune-compromised. The virus has so many unknowns and we need to do our part to care for one another.
Thanks again to all the wonderful people in our life who have called, text daily, dropped care packages off, and picked up prescriptions. We love you all from the bottom of our hearts.

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