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Old 04-02-2020, 12:35 PM   #21  
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Glad to hear you doing well! Thats super news!

Question: How was your breathing and respiration?
Here's the deal.. I never thought I had it cause I did not have the normal symptoms. The coughing got bad on Sat night/Sun morning but by Monday the coughing was so violent that I must have started damaging something to cause bleeding.
It was also on Sunday that I noticed the temp.

I could always take deep breathes so again, didn't think I had it AND I had no body aches.
I did have extreme headaches caused by the coughing.
Something also strange- I would drink a whole glass of water and withing 15mins I'd be dry mouth?!

At this point, I truly don't believe that there's any set symptoms or reason behind this *****.
I will merely say, when ya get it- Hang in There. It's a mental ***** and there will be a few REALLY rough days but if I can beat this.. you guys/gals should be able too.

Lastly, I kept quiet about this from here (obviously) but also from other social media platforms. But a bunch of guys from the old squadron (137th AS/NYANG.. C5's!) found out and kept my spirits up. That and a handful of Angels of Mercy's (nurses) and my mental health also got better.

DON'T Lose Faith~
We will all get through this

Thanks for reading everyone~
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Old 04-02-2020, 12:36 PM   #22  
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Wait...I read a bunch of your posts last week. Does that mean I have it, too?
LOL
Someone asked where I could have gotten this. I don't know but joked about the forums.

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Motch,

Did you ever lose your sense of smell/taste? Ever have "shortness of breath" or tight chest other than the cough?

Glad to read the chloroquine helped and you're now on the mend.
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Motch,

Did you ever lose your sense of smell/taste? Ever have "shortness of breath" or tight chest other than the cough?

Glad to read the chloroquine helped and you're now on the mend.
I fly for a different airline than UAL, however I had the virus. I lost my sense of smell and taste, it was actually the first symptom for me. Didn't think much of it. I also experienced shortness of breath, but no tight chest. 28 y/o and healthy/fit with no underlying health conditions.
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Here's the deal.. I never thought I had it cause I did not have the normal symptoms. The coughing got bad on Sat night/Sun morning but by Monday the coughing was so violent that I must have started damaging something to cause bleeding.
It was also on Sunday that I noticed the temp.

I could always take deep breathes so again, didn't think I had it AND I had no body aches.
I did have extreme headaches caused by the coughing.
Something also strange- I would drink a whole glass of water and withing 15mins I'd be dry mouth?!

At this point, I truly don't believe that there's any set symptoms or reason behind this *****.
I will merely say, when ya get it- Hang in There. It's a mental ***** and there will be a few REALLY rough days but if I can beat this.. you guys/gals should be able too.

Lastly, I kept quiet about this from here (obviously) but also from other social media platforms. But a bunch of guys from the old squadron (137th AS/NYANG.. C5's!) found out and kept my spirits up. That and a handful of Angels of Mercy's (nurses) and my mental health also got better.

DON'T Lose Faith~
We will all get through this

Thanks for reading everyone~
Motch
Copy all. thanks for the info.
I hear it's very inconsistent as far as symptoms go.
My wife thinks I had it and got over it already. did two back to back S. America trips, now on days off. constant coughing for a week. She says not to go and bother the ER folks to get tested, just to wait and see if any other symptoms. No one's gonna do much for me anyway with just cough. No blood issues, no breathing issues, no fever. if I had it and am getting over it, then great. If I don't have it then that's great too. I did those S. America trips and wife put me in quarantine upstairs for 10 days to keep me away form kids and her. She not messing around as her mom is undergoing chemotherapy right now and she wants to stay away from it if she can. I feel like it's our loved ones who are most at risk right now.
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So, last Wed (25 Mar) I dialed 911 in the morning after coughing up blood.

I had been coughing, ever so litely since 16 Mar. Went to the doc on that Wed (18th) and was given a ZPac and some cough medicine. Doc joked that I was here a year ago for the same reason!



Well, by Saturday night the cough got really bad and I started to feel a little warm. But didn't really have all the the "known" symptoms.

By Mon/Tues I knew something was wrong.

Guys, for me it was the cough. VERY deep, painful. To the point where I started to cough up blood.

So when I saw the blood (and it was always very light...) on Wed morning after a 5 mins cough spout, I made the call.



EVERYONE'S experience seems to be different. After getting to the ER, they put my in a positive pressure room. The one doc I saw for less than a minute mentioned about getting the tests and going back home.

Not sure if I told him to **** off, but my temp was 102.5!

The ER nurse WAS AMAZING.

She knew I wasn't going home....



Admitted into a room that morning. And then the fun really began.

For 3 days they would hook me up to an antibiotic IV drip. One was 20 mins, one was 1 hr. It helped but temp would go up and down till Sunday.

At some point (lost track of days) I got a 2nd chest X Ray. First one was in the ER.

This X Ray showed lungs consistent with CV19.

Then they decided to start me on the Malaria meds, even though the test results still weren't back.

That HELPED

Taking the last malaria dose today (from Home).



Yesterday my test results came back. Yupe, took 1 week to get the results!

Positive.

But, since my fever had subsided since Sunday AND I have no underlying health issues (though.. need to loose 20 pounds!), they agreed to let me go home.



Now, 2 weeks isolation. Great neighbors already bringing me food and supplies.



I'm putting this out there cause chances are, we're all gonna get it.

I always expected to get it, just never expected to catch it on the front end, lol.

My last trip was TXL on the 7th. No one from the crew is sick.



No idea where I caught it. It truly is a hidden enemy.

Company has been GREAT.

Fabian checked up on me every day when I told him.. Corp Medical has also reached out.



Guys and Gals, these are crazy stressful times. Be Safe out there and if/when you catch it.. it'll be a rough week but it will (hopefully) get better.

I see tons of threads about company/union **** on here but to be honest, in the big scheme of things.. some of it is probably minutia.

Focus on your Family... you friends.. your neighbors and co-workers.

WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS.



I look forward to getting back into the cockpit next month (May). Local guy so will gladly fly so you commuters/and or family guys don't have to.



Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

Always

Motch


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Copy all. thanks for the info.
I hear it's very inconsistent as far as symptoms go.
My wife thinks I had it and got over it already. did two back to back S. America trips, now on days off. constant coughing for a week. She says not to go and bother the ER folks to get tested, just to wait and see if any other symptoms. No one's gonna do much for me anyway with just cough. No blood issues, no breathing issues, no fever. if I had it and am getting over it, then great. If I don't have it then that's great too. I did those S. America trips and wife put me in quarantine upstairs for 10 days to keep me away form kids and her. She not messing around as her mom is undergoing chemotherapy right now and she wants to stay away from it if she can. I feel like it's our loved ones who are most at risk right now.
May not do anything for you but testing could help your crew.
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Old 04-02-2020, 03:32 PM   #28  
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Good to hear you're getting better Motch!
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This thread reinforces to me that while we all have our differences, we genuinely care about each other. Remember this when our differences reappear.
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