COVID-19: You don’t want to catch this – this coronavirus is unlike any illness you ever had |
Harris, a father of four children with three grandchildren, believes he was exposed to the coronavirus at another hospital when he went in for an appointment that wound up being canceled. Within a couple of days, he said, he felt like he couldn’t clear his throat. He couldn’t stop coughing. By the next day, he had a fever and headaches. But the worst part was the body aches. On a scale of 1 to 10, he said, the pain was 15. “The pain is off the charts. Everything hurts, nose, toes and ears,” said Harris. “I was like one big ball of pain.” He said he cried “like a little girl” when he moved from his bed to a nearby chair. Three days after his first symptoms, he said, his fever had begun to wane, and it seemed like he might get better — but then it returned with a vengeance, and he felt like he was choking every time he breathed.
Harris said the doctors gave him a cocktail of vitamins — including lots of vitamin C — cough medicine, an experimental antiviral medication, a malaria vaccine and antibiotics. They told him they were trying to jump-start his immune system. They also told him to pray. –NY Post