Well I’m recovering from Covid now. I was hospitalised for twelve days, was very ill, but received fantastic care from the the medics, and I firmly believe that’s why I survived.
I caught Covid from my mother indirectly. She was hospitalised after a fall and a small brain injury, and despite testing negative twice before discharge, she actually was discharged with the virus. We were aware that Covid patients had been put into her ward, they firstly tested negative, then positive and were moved, but she’d already contracted it. I had decided to leave everything to the carers and not visit her (she’s in a bubble with us) for a week, but my husband decided to go because she needed a table moving so she could use her new walking frame. He’s always kind and tries to help people, but I wish he hadn’t on this occasion. She had the virus, the carer had sent for the ambulance and wanted my husband to wait with her for what could be several hours. He was with her for 40 minutes before the carer decided to send her to hospital in a taxi. My husband pushed her down in her wheelchair, them came home. Later that day we found out she tested positive. Unfortunately my husband contracted it from her, and in turn, I got it too.
My husband was ill for one day. My 93 year old mother was barely ill at all, and was quickly sent off to the rehabilitation centre where she was cared for until she went home. She had no obvious symptoms.
However it was a different story for me. After becoming increasingly unwell over approximately ten days, my oxygen saturation levels were dangerously low at 80 to 86. I was being monitored at home by the Virtual Covid Ward and a decision to send me into hospital was made, and within an hour I was at the hospital. I’ve documented on another thread the progression of the Covid so won’t go into it here. My point is that my husband and my elderly mother both suffered very few symptoms and recovered quickly. Unfortunately I didn’t. Why did they escape so lightly? Why did I become so ill? There aren’t any answers at the moment. I have asthma, was that the reason? I don’t think we’ll know any time soon. But I hope one day we’ll have the answer.