Last Few Days #Part2

I am amazed at the sequence of events that unfolded. The hapazard turn of events is quite unimaginable for a layman. On 27th April, my temperature was 104 and SpO2 at 96. On 28th April it was 101 and n 29th 102. On 30th too the fever did not subside. Along with paracetamol, I was also taking steroids. The dose of steroids were increased gradually with each passing day. In the test done on 30th April, my report of Covid was negative.

On the night of 3rd May, my SpO2 dipped to 46 but gradually improved to 79. I was informed that it has to be maintained above 90 otherwise it is an immediate case for ICU. My HRCT score was 17, it was past 12 midnight but I could not bring the SpO2 above 80. Co-ordination with doctors was established and calls for SOS were made to every possible place. Neither was there any bed available nor was any provisional oxygen cylinder available. The state of helplessness felt was deafening.
The saturation came in mid 80s a hour later. In the morning, the term flowmeter, regulator and high flow mask were learnt for the first time. Cylinder and all these things were procured in a panic state from different sources. Things were with us by 9am but no one was there who could fit them and make them work. It was ultimately 10am that we managed to get it set-up by someone. The cylinder was exhausted within two hours. We were back to square one. Then started the rush for procurement, arrangement and re-filling and it seemed to be a long process. The sorry state of affairs of the Government was totally exposed. I appeal to the Government to improve the situation of oxygen supply and medical facilities so that no one has to undergo such mental trauma.

In this one month’s journey, I have seen a lot of ups and downs but happy note is that I am already on the road to recovery. The process seems very slow, saturation has somehow reached 92 and the goal is 94. I have been benefited with nothing except the steroids. More than 800mg of steroids already being taken by me orally and by injectables. With gradual reduction in Steroids, I am facing new problems every day, weakness and lethargic are the new words added to my life for the moment

Weight gain is another issue I have already started facing .. I am bloating like a balloon 🎈 😂

Positivity is a part of me and my strong will and determination will let me jump on my feet very soon and start my daily chores as before..!

Concluding my blog with a ray of hope.. Hope of recovery and peace Let’s pray for all those people struggling and fighting with this invisible demon… Jyotsna “Nivedita”

14 thoughts on “Last Few Days #Part2

  1. Your report about fight against Covid regain SpO2 is heart rendering …
    Your frantic tweets on that night for Oxygen cylinder …saddened and dipped my spirits ..
    Glad that you fought with all your positivity and now improving day by day …
    Many many thanks to God ..and prayers from the bottom of my heart for you to bounce back soonest with full vigour and vitality …I missed on your humour and witty style of tweeting …God bless you !

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  2. “With gradual reduction in Steroids, I am facing new problems every day, weakness and lethargic are the new words added to my life for the moment”

    I can imagine the kind of toll it would take on any one to be inflicted with the virus and then have to get off the steroidal stabilizers that were helping your body to fight off so many things, but don’t worry your lovely self my friend, once you let your body get back to it’s natural operation with the help of the right foods, supplements and some rest, you will make a proper recovery and it will be good for you and your body in the long run.

    What a time that month was for you and your family. I am very sorry to hear about your experience but I am happy that you are recovering and that you are in a healthy and positive state of mind which would work wonders for your health even more so than medication. I also agree that we should pray for all of those who are going through this terrible trauma and having to deal with the effects of this virus.

    “Weight gain is another issue I have already started facing .. I am bloating like a balloon 🎈 😂”

    Nothing to be ashamed of, some of us appreciate your extra soft and tender “flowering”


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  3. My blessings and prayers. Peace and comfort. You did well! Your account is very similar to here with Covid-19 infection. How is your FIL? I hope he continues to progress.

    Be assured of intercession in my tradition. If I can be of other help please send word.

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    1. I am grateful to God for sending you. Your words are motivating and inspiring always. My FIL is doing good and by God’s Grace even I am feeling better. Thank You 🙏 We should connect more through our blogs and I will try to read more tomorrow as this will certainly help me moving ahead faster.


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