King Counts

First post: Jun 29, 2020 Latest post: Aug 11, 2020
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On Monday, June 22, my sweet husband tested positive for Covid-19.  We were totally shocked. We had followed all the rules of social distancing, no unnecessary travel, and the few times in the last few months when we made a quick trip to the store, we wore masks.

So, how did he get it? Our best guess is on June 11, King went with me to a doctor appointment at Vanderbilt. We were very careful while there. Afterwards, we debated about going to our favorite Mexican restaurant since everything was opening up and we could eat outside. After months of Bering in the house, the idea sounded so good! We thought about it and assumed the risk would be minimal, so we did. We were seated outside and there was a table of 4-5 young women sitting behind me. As I look back, they were too close, too loud, and vaping. In hindsight, we should have moved or said something. 5 days later, on Tuesday, June 16, King started feeling bad. He had a sudden episode of teeth-chattering chills and pain all over. He continued to feel bad until on Friday, a fever developed. We knew then, he needed to get tested. As I said above, our doctor called Monday morning and gave him the news he was positive. King continued to work through Wednesday, saying it was better to keep his mind occupied since he was only seeing clients through Zoom. Things changed quickly that evening. In the space of less than 3 hours he suddenly developed breathing problems and a drop in his oxygen level.  We knew we had to go to the ER. We started out heading to Vanderbilt, but he felt too bad, so I took him to our local hospital. The hardest thing I have ever done was to drop him off at the door of the RR and drive off!