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Covid with an ileostomy

Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:42 pm
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Well my friends,Covid sucks. Plain and simple . I've done everything possible to keep it away , vaccines,boosters,masks,avoiding large crowded places . 
Since the first of the year I've had cough,high fever , vomiting...it all . I tested positive and am now on Phizers Paxlovid regimen of pills and got the mycrobial antibodies iv. I've been to the ER twice and sodium,potassium,3 bags fluids later , I'm finally able to lift my arms to fix some eggs. I'm still weak and tired ...so very tired. 
please take care of yourselves .... really . This is so worse than the flu and changing my appliance is now a chore. 
stay safe out there ...this is no joke 

your friend Ritz

Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:52 pm

Get well soon. My son was exhausted for about a week and would get out of breath just walking across the house. 

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Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:56 pm

Oh, Ritz - I'm so sorry to hear this news!

I'm doing the same as you have:  masking, avoiding large crowds, all of my shots, etc.  I've been fortunate, so far, and have the feeling that with all of the current variants of COVID - and those to come - all of us will contract this virus.  The entire situation is so frustrating, when we do all that we can and friends & loved ones still come down with this virus.

My niece and her father's sister both contracted COVID a little over a week ago.  My niece is 17, her other aunt in her 70s.

Continue to take care of yourself, Sweetie.  Take one hour at a time, see a doctor when you need to, don't hesitate to call 911 if your symptoms take a turn for the worse.  Update us all when you're able.

Big, Non-Germy E-Hug~

Lily17~


Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:06 pm

Get well soon. 🙏💕

Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:36 pm

Tomato 🍅 soup and crackers, feel better soon.

Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:26 pm

Hello Ritz.
I am so sorry to hear that you have contracted the covid virus and associated symptoms.
My wife and I have been very fortunate so far, but my daughter and her children have all had it . The kids were okay and recovered in no time, but my daughter has had similar symptoms to the ones you describe for months. She has only just gone back to work on light duties, but is still not back to normal for her.
Thank you so much for feeding us this first-hand information as it confirms how bad this thing can get despite the vaccines and the medication. I dread to think what it would be like without them.
Get well soon
Best wishes
Bill

Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:28 pm

Ritz, 

Thank you for sharing. 

My daughter lives with me and just this last week tested positive.  She's been very ill, but thankfully has not had to go to the ER.  We both are fully vaccinated and wear our masks, wash hands regularly, use hand sanitizer and microbial wipes, stay home as much as possible (to the point of ordering most necessities online and sanitizing the items when they arrive); the whole nine yards, but still it made its way in. 

I am doing everything I possibly can to help her, and yet not contract it. 

I do hope you get well very soon!!!  Keep hydrated, try to get in some proteins as much as you can, and most of all keep fighting!!!  Prayers and good wishes are being sent your way. 

Hugs,

Angel 


Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:40 pm

Awww...so sorry to hear XX.  so you're losing lots of fluids .  Take care and good luck. 

Eamon. 

Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:04 pm

Oh Ritz,  You are right, this sucks big time!  So sorry to hear what you are going through. I guess the only upside is to realize it would have been even worse if you hadn't been fully vaxxed.  I sure hope things get better for you quickly.  Sending lots of positive vibes your way my friend.

Terry

Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:31 pm

Ritz, I'm so sorry to hear you're so sick! It's so frustrating but just hang in there and take it easy- you'll come around and feel so much better soon! I'll say a little prayer for you honey! Make sure you're hydrating- it's huge in getting well. Keep us posted on how you're recovering!

sending hugs 🤗 

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Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:52 pm

Hey Ritz that's awful to hear. Wishing you a speedy recovery and don't rush things. I've been lucky. I have all my vaccines and booster but I wear a mask when out at stores or when playing in my pool league. Take care. Mike

Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:43 pm

  Ritz, sorryyou have covid. I pray you will have a speedy recovery. 

 TreeOfHope, I pray your daughter gets over this quickly and that you don't get it.

Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:30 am

Hi Ritz

Here's hoping you make a full recovery in the meantime continue to get plenty of rest and lot's of fluid. Listen to your body if it says it's tired then stop what you are doing and sit down. Remember Rome wasn't built in a day. XX 💕

Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:55 am

Hi Ritz sorry to hear that, you,ve got a lot of good advice here so here,s hoping you feel better soon.

Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:53 pm


Superme wrote:

Hey Ritz that's awful to hear. Wishing you a speedy recovery and don't rush things. I've been lucky. I have all my vaccines and booster but I wear a mask when out at stores or when playing in my po...

I had mine too ( vaccines and booster ) and very diligent about wearing masks etc. This variation is terrible in Arizona. Stay safe and well

Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:54 pm


Lily17 wrote:

Oh, Ritz - I'm so sorry to hear this news!

I'm doing the same as you have:  masking, avoiding large crowds, all of my shots, etc.  I've been fortunate, so far, and have the feeling that with all...

Mom of 94 is positive also 

Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:37 pm

Ritz so sorry you have Covid. As others have said stay hydrated. Praying for a speedy recovery for you.. 

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