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It finally found me


What might you ask?  The evil coronavirus!  Yes, I have now tested positive!  

I became very sick on August 18th, but all the tests came back negative.  Over the past few weeks, I have been a roller coaster of good days and bad days.  Then on September 7th, my daughter started working on home health with a new patient.  She told her boss that her patient showed signs of coronavirus, but they said it was just an ear infection.  On September 10, my daughter got sick, so she went to the ER.  On September 11, she got the call that her test was positive.  So she quarantined herself in her bedroom.  On September 12, David took out a three-month-old grandson to get tested for coronavirus.  Jax was already with his dad for his weekend visitation.  David and I quarantined ourselves in the bedroom with our three-month-old grandson.  All seemed to be going well, and then I started getting sick.  On September 16, David and I went to Dr. Burks to get tested for coronavirus.  Our little grandson's test was negative, so we thought it was just another cold.  Then September 17, the nurse called and said David and I both have tested positive for coronavirus.  

I wish I could say it gets better, but last night the doctors admitted my little grandson into Children’s Hospital in Knoxville.  He has a fever and vomiting.  He was already struggling with Gerd and has been to the doctors multiple times, but now he has Rhino Virus and possibly coronavirus.  He has a milk allergy, so they have tried numerous formulas.  I have asked everyone for prayers during this time.  Right now, they are trying to get him to eat and rest.  

David is coughing pretty bad tonight.  I worry about all his health problems.  This virus might land him in the hospital.  I had medicine on hand, so I have been taking clindamycin and penicillin twice a day.  My body aches, and I have significant fatigue, so I sleep every chance I get.  

Ashley and her family tested negative for coronavirus, but they do have streptococcus.  We FaceTimed with them last night.  It breaks my heart to see the Grand-babies so sick!  Austin said he and Kai are doing ok which is what I figured because Austin didn’t ever get sick much as a kid.  

My mom and sister seem to be doing good, and the kids are back in school.  

I will post updates on social media as I don’t have much energy to write blogs right now. 

Much Love - Tina 

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