NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Till just lately 36-year-old Natalie Kikkenborg was a vibrant health teacher and mom in good well being. However on the morning of March 11, 2020 she awakened feeling barely drained.
Figuring it was simply her busy schedule she didn’t suppose a lot of it till her morning health class was nearly finished.
“Within the final 5 minutes of the category, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I acquired pains in my hip joints and knees. My quads acquired that sense of malaise, physique ache feeling and I knew one thing was up. I went dwelling and took my temperature and had a barely elevated temp and inside three hours that temperature went as much as 102 levels and stayed there for 5 days,” stated Kikkenborg.
Kikkenborg was ready to make use of over-the-counter drugs and her urge for food remained, though with out a full sense of style or odor. She additionally drank lots of drinks with electrolytes.
She says it was probably the most sick she has ever felt.
“I acquired fully knocked down. I couldn’t get away from bed, the temperature and fatigue was like nothing I had ever felt earlier than and I hope to by no means really feel that sick once more, however I mainly simply laid in mattress and did nothing however sweat for 5 days, it was horrible,” says Kikkenborg.
When she was feeling higher Kikkenborg tried to get examined for coronavirus. Because it was early within the testing response efforts she needed to do analysis.
Lastly, her neighbor informed her about a health care provider who was doing drive-through testing in a Fairfield County parking zone. She signed up on-line and drove by means of, getting examined. The outcomes got here again optimistic.
Kikkenborg stays in quarantine and should have two unfavourable coronavirus checks earlier than she is cleared to go away her dwelling. Within the meantime, buddies are bringing her groceries.
She desires individuals to understand how necessary staying dwelling is correct now.
“For those who suppose social distancing doesn’t apply to you or that it’s OK as a result of the youngsters are dwelling to get the neighborhood youngsters collectively for a play date, or simply go hang around at a buddy’s home, it’s not. It isn’t OK. That is our social duty proper now to keep up social distancing, keep dwelling, keep in now for the brief time period so we don’t have to remain in for the long run. It’s the one means we’re going to handle this downside,” says Kikkenborg.
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