He posts a daily update on Facebook and is doing well so far. Thank you all for your good wishes! ::big sigh of relief::
12/8/20: I’ve got COVID-19. I got a 100.4-degree fever and had to leave work early, and now I’m home feeling tired.
Covid day 2. I slept about 10 hours last night and woke up feeling pretty good. Then for most of the day I basically felt like I had a regular URI. I went through the FDA briefing document for the vaccine advisory committee meeting tomorrow (which is very encouraging!) to be ready to watch the committee meeting on YouTube tomorrow, assuming I feel up to it. Then about an hour after the sun went down and I started feeling very tired, so good night.
Covid day 3. My cough’s gotten a little worse, but still dry. My oxygen saturation is still in the mid-90s (which is my baseline here, at an elevation of 6,000 feet). Fatigue remains the only way this feels different from a regular URI. I took a 2-3 hour nap this afternoon, which isn’t something I normally do, even on a weekend or vacation or something. It’s not that I feel tired all the time, more that I need to sleep at least 10 hours out of every 24, and if I do that then I feel fairly normal.I spent most of the day watching the meeting of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on YouTube, which was very interesting, and then I read the article New England Journal of Medicine published this morning of the results from that trial. I wish I could’ve gotten covid immunity from the vaccine, instead of getting sick, but oh well. I missed it by a week.
Covid day 4. I’m a bit less tired than yesterday, and my nose is less stuffy. I think I may be starting to get better. I’ll be in isolation for another week, though.::