So you have contracted COVID-19? Now what?
First of all, we must not let fear control us. Fear is our enemy and serves no purpose other than to weaken our mind and our immune system. Rebuke the fear and if you find yourself operating in it, repent and turn away from it.
Community is key. Build it. Nurture it. It will pay back many fold in the long run.
But all that aside, we do have to deal with the nuts and bolts of treatment. To cover that, I am going to link to a blog post, written by a licensed healthcare professional who has extensive experience in dealing with COVID-19 cases. The author chose to remain anonymous for their safety, though we have personally vetted them extensively and would trust them completely with our healthcare choices.
What do we do when we or a loved on contracts the virus? This has the answers:
A couple things I would like to add in here:
1. If you or a loved one do end up in the hospital, it is our understanding that “remdesivir” (Brand name “Veklury”) can be dangerous and counterproductive. This is an antiviral medication popular for COVID-19 treatment in hospitals, but has a common danger of causing kidney damage if not outright failure. I would not allow it to be administered to anyone I loved.
2. If you or a loved one is sick with COVID-19, companionship and physical touch is one of the best gifts you can give them. Of the many friends and family members of ours that have had serious debilitating COVID-19 attacks, a reoccurring theme has developed: A. The worst thing was the loneliness, depression, and brain fog. B. When their oxygen levels would drop dangerously and someone would hold their hand, rub their arms and legs, caress their head, etc., their oxygen levels would rise significantly for a time.
Keep your head on a swivel and your powder dry.
The TPG Crew
Disclaimer: All information on this page is for educational purposes only and is not medical advice. Yes, I gotta say that in this day and age for liability sake.