Worst fear: I got COVID

Posted by KeepingHeadUp @elizabeth513, Dec 23, 2021

My baby boy got sick with a cold on the 28th of November- was sneezing, coughing a little and had a low grade temperature and some eye boogers and loss of appetite . I brought him to the ER and they didn’t even test him for Covid and met with us very quick and said he had an ear infection. I asked if they would test him and they said for what “it’s not like there really even any treatment” I was surprised. He had his doctors appointment on the 1st where she did a rapid Covid test because I stated that me and dad were not feeling the best. That came back negative, however, after that appointment I developed a mild cough with little phlegm and a runny nose with sinus press That causes a headache. I went to put some Vicks rub under my nose and noticed I couldn’t smell it which was a first l. I decided I’d get tested for Covid yesterday before the holidays. My symptoms have been: stuffy nose, runny nose, mild cough that only lasted a day, sinus pressure and headache, sweating of hands and feet, then just these past three days of have been waking up throwing up bile and having watery diarrhea- I did not have the diarrhea today only the throwing up of the bile in the morning. My stuffiness has also subsided today in my sinuses. I’m pretty devastated that I’ll have to miss Christmas now though and my poor little baby does too. Overall these symptoms have been mild but I do have a blood clotting disorder- Antiphosphalipid Antibody sydrome also known as lupus anticoagulant and I have to take a blood thinner for 45-6 0 days now. I was prescribed Eliquis, however I was told by the pharmacist that isn’t appropriate for someone with APS. Does anyone else have this experience? I’m very scared and anxious not only for myself but my son. I don’t want anything to happen to us. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers

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Hi @elizabeth513 I’m so sorry that your worst fear has come true. I know it is hard to stay isolated that this time of year when you want to be with family, but you need to take care of yourself and your baby boy. Your family’s safety and health come first.

After learning from your pharmacist that Eloquis is contraindicated for someone with Antiphosphalipid Antibody sydrome, did you consult with your doctor about an alternative?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @elizabeth513 I’m so sorry that your worst fear has come true. I know it is hard to stay isolated that this time of year when you want to be with family, but you need to take care of yourself and your baby boy. Your family’s safety and health come first.

After learning from your pharmacist that Eloquis is contraindicated for someone with Antiphosphalipid Antibody sydrome, did you consult with your doctor about an alternative?

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I wasn’t able to speak to him but I guess the on call oncologist said that it was alright and that the hematologist knows what he’s talking about. So I guess I’ll just have to watch myself and make sure if anything feels not right to call 911 or seek medical help promptly.

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@elizabeth513

I wasn’t able to speak to him but I guess the on call oncologist said that it was alright and that the hematologist knows what he’s talking about. So I guess I’ll just have to watch myself and make sure if anything feels not right to call 911 or seek medical help promptly.

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Very wise to self monitor.

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I am sorry that you are going through this at all and especially over Christmas. I can understand your concerns about getting Covid and it can be a challenge.

And, at the same time, when you look at the numbers in the US there is room for a healthy dose of optimism.

I have known people that did not make it through, and it can happen, but the odds of having significant challenges is, in reality, extremely low. Have been vaccinated and then getting the early strain of Covid it was decided I should be in the hospital. I was very unsettled but made it through. After my fears settled down I was on a mission to get answers and after many doctors I finally found one that is a real contrarian and very honest.

If you don’t think your doctor is helping get another one.

I, for one, am sure this will be behind you soon and am rooting that it is quick.

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It sounds like you had the flu and Covid at the same time

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