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COVID-19: Davis family shares personal experience

By Kyle Davis

First and foremost, this virus is absolutely crazy, unpredictable, and insanely hard.

The baby is fine and doing well. Other than a couple of fussy nights and a runny nose she is ok. We can tell she has lost her taste and smell because she is ok with eating peas. She hates peas. There are days that come and go where we know she isn't feeling well. But rest and Tylenol work wonders.

Autumn had a couple of days where she was sore and experienced headaches. She also lost her taste and smell. The thing about that is that we lost our taste and smell in such a quick period of time. I fixed BBQ chicken for supper one night. I tasted the sauce before I put it in the oven. I couldn't taste the sauce when I pulled it out. I couldn't smell it either.

Autumn has had bursts of energy that no one can explain. She's been cleaning house with gusto. This makes me mad for so many reasons, yet happy at the same time.

As for me, I am super fatigued. I can barely walk across the room without feeling like I ran 5 miles. I can barely pick up Arya without falling over from exhaustion.

I'm coughing as though I'm a 10-pack-Marlboro-Man at a smoking convention. As I was trying to help with supper last night I began to lose my breath and couldn't stop coughing. I began to get dizzy and pass out. Autumn had to help me to the bed to lie down. She took me to the ER and they diagnosed me with borderline Covid pneumonia.

I was given a new IV med thats supposed to be a wonder drug called Bamlanivimab. It is supposed to keep the virus from getting worse. If that means I have to grow an extra nipple or lose all my hair I'm ok with that as long as it works. This may change me into a zombie tomorrow, but It's well worth it at this point. The soreness, the loss of taste and smell are minor to the effects of being unable to breath normally. I am constantly trying to catch my breath. This has been the hardest and most scary thing for me.

We don't know where we caught this virus from. We believe Arya may have had it before us, but looking back with Autumn being so asymptomatic it could have been her. Or, I had it when I went grocery shopping at Walmart. Who knows?!

Please keep us in your prayers as we fight through this. For me it's been extremely hard. I am amazed to see my wife do it all as I can barely get around the house. She is up for Wife of the Year right now. She has taken care of me, the baby, the house, and still tried to keep up with her work. She's been amazing.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.

This story was posted on 2020-12-17 07:21:06
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