It was on 30th may that a friend of ours who lives by herself in the same gated community,called to say if she can drop-in.We said yes and two more neighbours joined. Next day the lady called to tell us that she has developed fever.That is when we knew we are in.My wife developed fever too and I followed 3 days later.Our son who was visiting us that day,and just stayed for a few minutes to say hello also got it.All three of us had stomach issues too apart from fever which is also a symptom.
In the initial stages,it is not so bad but then the situation deteriorates.We were monitoring our oxygen level and temperature every day.Fortunately there was no breathing trouble or cough but here was loss of appetite.After 7-8
days,I was in a bad shape,lot of restlessness and mental stress.Considering my age,79,sometimes you start wondering if one is going to come out of it.My wife did not have this type of stress or may be she is mentally stronger but she did experience mental confusion in that she wont be able to say what she wanted. .On 10 th day I was so uncomfortable,that I was asked if I wanted to move to the hospital which I did.
Two days in the hospital did a lot of good and the symptoms disaappeared. The hospital discharged me with advise to go in for self quarantine.
The recovery process was slow.There is a lot of loss of energy and appetite comes back slowly.There was loss of weight for both of us.Once we started eating,we were enjoying food and eating a lot more than normal.Then after another 3-4 days,the food intake comes to normal. Energy comes back gradually,may be a little over a week.
In the hospital,no medicines were prescribed,I was told that it is done for critical cases only.They were just monitoring body temperature and oxygen level..Right in the beginning when Covid was confirmed,we started taking crocin for fever and Zincovit as well as vitamin C 500 mg twice a day for boosting immunity.This was supplemented with steam inhalation and gargles.The intention was the infection must not reach the respiratory system
With the grace of the almighty,all of us are fine now and have resumed normal daily routine.