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Nov 22, 2020
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This is Don Swanger, by the way. I'm Sarah's dad.
So, here's where we are right now. To the best of our knowledge, Sarah was exposed to COVID 19 around Tues October 20. She started having symptoms on the 24th, was tested the 26th, and was diagnosed positive on the 28th. By the weekend she was experiencing serious breathing distress moving toward pneumonia and was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI on November 1. She was placed on supplemental oxygen and multiple medications almost immediately. A couple days later she was moved to the COVID area of ICU because of the high level of oxygen support that she needed in order to breathe.
Today, eight days later, Sarah is still in the ICU. She's improving, but it's a slow process. And it's going to be a slow process. They've been able to reduce her oxygen to 70 percent. Yesterday she was able to actually get out of bed for the first time in over a week. Little steps. And what looks to probably be a long recovery.
Rya, Quinn and Eli are home with Osceola, quarantining as well.