He had a cough, small rash, & felt crappy. He went to insta-care. They told him bed rest & symptom treatment. He did that, but it got worse - back to insta-care. Same advise. But it got worse. His 4th visit he had a nasty cough, fever, rashes & was very sickly. They sent him to Altaview Hosp. They poked, prodded, intubated him and sent him to the U hospital.
The U Hosp put him the ICU and imposed the super duper quarantine procedures. He was the first patient they imposed the procedure on - admitted under an alias, no visitors, 5 minute procedure & checklist for anyone entering or leaving his room. They kept him intubated for several days. His blood panels showed elevated things that shouldn’t be so high and diminished things that shouldn’t be so low. They sent samples to the CDC. It wasn’t covid-19.
After a few days he turned the corner and started to feel better. They still don’t know what it is, why he got better or if he’ll get it again. Viral pneumonia is the consensus guess. They discharged him Saturday. He’s still weak & sickly but a lot better.
I got him a present celebrating his survival & discharge – a six pack of Corona beer.