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Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Mattecube, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

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  2. uklove
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    uklove Active Member

    NHS = National Heroes Service
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  3. Stupot10
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    Stupot10 Active Member

    How is your wife @uklove ? Are you are not allowed to visit ?
  4. uklove
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    Got some grear news....my other half is at HOME...
    Intravenous anti-biotics and lots of care from the hospital staff did the trick.
    It will still be a few weeks or possibly longer before she's back to full health.
    Thankyou all for your support.
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  5. Mattecube
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    Great news, just in time for a small celebration on mother's day!
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  6. Stupot10
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    That is absolutely fantastic news. So happy that she is on the road to recovery
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  7. uklove
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    Thanks guys...thanks a million...
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    What did she have?
  9. oss
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    That's brilliant news, that implies that the late part of the second week of her being ill was a bacterial pneumonia complication and not the viral pneumonia that SARS-Cov-2 appears to be able to directly cause in some people, did they confirm the illness was Covid-19 after she got to hospital?
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  10. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Fantastic news.
    Like all your Christmases at once
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  11. uklove
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    Yes, unfortunately she tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.
    I'm wondering if the first week of illness was a cold which left her vulnerable to the virus. As a full time mum, not a driver and I work away a lot she doesn't get out much. She did go out at the end of the first week and she seemed to worsen a few days after that.
  12. oss
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    That's very valuable information uklove, I think it sounds like it was a SARS-Cov-2 infection that she nearly got over but that she was left so weak that a bacterium manged to take advantage of her and get a foothold in her lungs, the intravenous antibiotics would only have worked against bacteria they would have no effect on a virus so it had to be a secondary infection, this is slightly different to cases in some older people where the secondary complications seem to be a viral pneumonia, but I'm just reading this stuff I don't know.

    How are you doing are you feeling ok yourself, you're still going to have to self isolate although if your wife is over this now she will be immune to it she probably beat the virus more than a week ago but simply succumbed to the secondary infection, and that is great news.

    Take care sir and look after yourself.
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  13. uklove
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    The strange thing is during the first week she just felt tired and it felt like a normal cold but by day ten she had a terrible cough, fever and felt very weak. Three days later I dialled 999 because she was very ill, just wasting away. She was then taken to hospital but they asked me to collect her the following morning and she came home with two different types of antibiotics. Later that day we got a phone call and were told she had tested positive for Covid-19 and we were asked to take her back. My wife was then in hospital for a further two nights.
    I agree, she must have had a bacterial infection or the antibiotics wouldn't have done their job, I'm not sure how long a viral infection would take to clear.
    All the other patients being treated were very ill and elderly.
    Anyway, she's at home now and it feels magical.
    We ate together and hugged so many times. Little one has settled down too.
    I couldn't sleep, too many alibangbangs.

    Thankyou once again everyone for your support, it helped to have somewhere where I could trust to let off steam.
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    have you been tested ?
  16. bigmac
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    All the other patients being treated were very ill and elderly.

    this, i think, is a key issue. do they gov release accurate figures on how many fatalities are elderly, seriously ill and with a limited life expectancy anyway ? if figures only showed those who died were under 65, and had no other life threatening condition, then this would show a very different picture.
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  17. uklove
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    The NHS around here are only testing patients admitted to hospital.
    I started self-isolation as soon as it became clear that my wife was ill and will continue for a total of two weeks.
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    There is not enough reagents or labs to test everyone so can only test those admitted to hospital
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  19. oss
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    Yeah I don't know how hard these PCR tests are to manufacture but they clearly tie up a lot of resources if the result takes 24 hours to come back.
  20. oss
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    While you still have to worry about your own health the really good news is that your wife is now very likely immune I think she should spend a little longer recovering as although she will be making antibodies to the virus she may still also be producing the virus at this time as well although some studies seem to show that even where the virus is still present it does not appear to be infectious at that point.

    Getting it and recovering and knowing that you definitely had it is a valuable asset now, because basically anyone that comes through it has no fear of travel or working or helping others, it's like a passport.
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