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Discussion: Test for Covid?

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2020-08-30

Aug 31, 2020 3:54 AM # 
DWildfogel:
What you describe would probably be enough for a doc to tell you to get tested. Sooner you find out one way or the other the better. Good luck, whatever it is!
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Aug 31, 2020 11:07 AM # 
Charlie:
On my way to the hospital. I’ll get a test soon.
Aug 31, 2020 11:41 AM # 
chitownclark:
Front page article in NYTimes this morning, how Covid test results now take 4 days to two weeks to obtain...unless you sign up for a 'concierge' medical practice. So good luck getting a reasonable and timely diagnosis.
Aug 31, 2020 12:08 PM # 
Charlie:
They may be more motivated because I am in the hospital.
Aug 31, 2020 1:31 PM # 
kensr:
We got results here in 2 days from the state's pop-up test site. Hope you get a good answer today.
Aug 31, 2020 2:13 PM # 
Charlie:
They don’t seem to think I have COVID, not checking me for it. Had a cat scan, blood work, EKG.
Aug 31, 2020 3:02 PM # 
gail:
Wow, hope they can figure it out soon. Feel better and get well soon.
Aug 31, 2020 3:18 PM # 
walk:
Ow! Best wishes. Hope it’s just too much wrangling.
Aug 31, 2020 3:27 PM # 
DWildfogel:
Hope you get a diagnosis soon and it's something easy to take care of. Best of luck!
Aug 31, 2020 3:28 PM # 
PBricker:
Sending you best wishes for a quick escape and recovery. Hospitals are not fun.
Aug 31, 2020 5:14 PM # 
cmorse:
Did they check for Lyme? Fever, headache & general body aches match up so hopefully they can rule that out.. Regardless, hope you feel better soon..
Aug 31, 2020 5:53 PM # 
kissy:
Good luck, Charlie. I hope you can get out soon.
Aug 31, 2020 9:48 PM # 
JanetT:
Ditto Clint; be sure they have an infectious disease doc look at you, especially if you don't have other Covid symptoms. When my dad had babesiosis mom suspected "ticks" and got him checked for that (after they'd done quite a few other tests with no positive results).

Hope you get a diagnosis and are out of there quickly!!!
Aug 31, 2020 11:12 PM # 
Fanatic:
Hoping to hear better news once you get the test results. Lyme diease seems quite plausible and, while not a trivial matter, easily treated normally with Doxy.
Sep 1, 2020 3:35 PM # 
kensr:
Best wishes Charlie. Stay strong!
Sep 1, 2020 3:47 PM # 
RWorner:
Tough waiting for test results. Ditto on the Lyme. Hang in there.
Sep 1, 2020 3:50 PM # 
Swampfox:
How is Charlie going to stay strong in the hospital? They are probably subjecting him to 8x daily ice baths to control his fever, with a phlebotomist on standby to take new "measurements" in between each dousing. Charlie, you need to figure out how to break out and and escape quickly, before it's too late!!! Call me on the secret hotline, and I can have the commando helicopter there in less than 4 days.
Sep 1, 2020 3:54 PM # 
Charlie:
You are right about the standby phlebotomist. I may have been signed in as an unwitting volunteer for a phlebotomist training program. If the commando helicopter is going to take 4 days I may have to use other stealth measures to escape.
Sep 1, 2020 4:23 PM # 
peggyd:
Best wishes Charlie!
Don't let them take all your blood.
Sep 1, 2020 6:08 PM # 
Swampfox:
Hmmm, maybe we can bring in an unnamed operative to launch a hang glider attack. They probably have no idea how to deal with hang gliders dropping 24 ounce Gatorade bombs from above, or launching Red Bull air-to-ground missile strikes. That might create just enough commotion for you to get your face covering on and to find some unmanned fire escape through which you can make your breakout. And if the phlebotomist trainee is in the way? Too bad, they should have thought about the hazards of the job and the possibility of having to confront a seasoned laurel wrangler before they signed on and donned their mercenary uniforms.

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