Grandma with coronavirus: ‘That was miserable’

Grandma with coronavirus: ‘That was miserable’

Kathy Gibson is recovering now

by: Dan Tilkin and KOIN 6 News Workers

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 / 08:57 AM EDT / Up to date: Mar 26, 2020 / 08:57 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It is been more than 2 times considering that Kathy Gibson acquired her coronavirus diagnosis — but it is been far more than 2 weeks of distress.

The Clark County grandmother instructed KOIN 6 Information she was 1st identified at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical center with bronchitis and was given antibiotics. A 7 days later on she got the coronavirus information.

“When I experienced the fever I experienced the cough at the very same time and that was miserable. My eyes have been so sore,” Gibson stated. “I had diarrhea and throwing up like never in advance of. I just assumed my sore throat arrived from vomiting so tricky.”

She said she does not know anyone who has the virus. “People are carriers and really do not know it for the reason that they sense relatively great.”

Bailey Resleff’s grandmother, Kathy Gibson, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in Clark County, March 25, 2020 (KOIN)

Her granddaughter, Bailey Resleff, explained the coronavirus has taken its toll on the family members.

“She’s undertaking a great deal improved and I’m pretty, incredibly thankful,” Resleff said. “Honestly it hasn’t even strike me yet. When I observed out my heart did sink, but it by no means absolutely strike me. It’s really hard to believe that this is actually going on.”

Whilst Gibson is emotion substantially superior, she has a curious symptom other coronavirus patients have also documented: she’s misplaced her flavor and scent.

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“I misplaced — and I nonetheless really don’t have it back — I missing all my flavor. I can’t flavor anything at all. It preferences the exact same. I cannot odor anything.”

Even however she’s nevertheless coughing quite a little bit she stated she doesn’t have a fever anymore. Gibson is waiting around to hear from the Clark County Well being Office about how lengthy she has to remain quarantined.

She’s also anxious about her husband’s wellness and irrespective of whether his diabetes tends to make him a lot more susceptible.

Kathy Gibson of Clark County was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is recovering, March 25, 2020 (Courtesy photograph)

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