Woman Shares Her Battle With Coronavirus in Response to People Denying Its Severity
There are a lot of people who still don't take the coronavirus outbreak seriously. For those skeptics, a woman from Ohio shared her personal journey with COVID-19.
On Saturday, Amy Brock took to Facebook to enlighten her friends on how real this virus can be.
"So for all the non believers and those who are not taking this seriously, if you need to KNOW someone who has been diagnosed with the covid-19, well if you are reading this you know me. I am Summit County case#2," she wrote. Brock went on to give insight on what it feels like to be overcome by coronavirus symptoms.
"I became sick quickly Wednesday afternoon. I felt run down and feverish. By the time I got home I had a fever of 99.2. I was uncomfortable, headache, and a cough that was heavy but not producing anything. I fell asleep and woke at 3 am. My heart was racing. I had trouble catching my breath and my chest felt tight every time I coughed," Brock continued.
After contacting a nurse, Brock called her local hospital. She told them that she was experiencing symptoms that are similar to those of coronavirus and the facility told her to go to the nearest Ohio Department of Health facility. Brock, with the help of the nurse she contacted, was able to get treated at the hospital.
"My BP was very low and my heart rate was very high. These are not good signs on top of fever and cough. They admitted me and I was tested for every single other thing and then they ran the covid test," she continued. "I am the face of this infection. It is brutal and I'm a healthy 48 year old with no underlying conditions. I'm not 100% better but I'm home resting. Please take this seriously. People you love, their lives may depend on it."
Brock also revealed that she has children, but they have no symptoms. Still, she doesn't know where she contracted the virus. But, it is extremely difficult for her family to get tested.
"I was a patient at Ahuja from early Thursday till today. Fluids and pain meds and fever meds were all they could give me. My highest fever was 102," she wrote. "My son did not go to school from the moment I became ill. Prior to my becoming ill...I was at work and he was at school...because we were not ill and had no reason to suspect we were exposed in any way. We do NOT know where the exposure came from."