Coronavirus had an unimaginable influence on our lives. The visible effects of this reservation can be seen in the many stores that are closed and in the months that pass by in our homes. For most of us, however, the threat seems distant, but that is not the case with Kate Garraway of Good Morning Britain.
The host's husband was hospitalized for 10 weeks with a severe case of the virus.
This morning, she returned to the show to give an update on her spouse status.
Speaking to colleague Ben Shephard, Kate said: "Derek is still with us, he fought the most extraordinary battle.
"I am very grateful. He is very sick and, as time passed, it affected him from the top of his head and from the tips of his toes.
Kate continued, "He has now tested negative for the virus, but he has reaped extraordinary damage to his body.
"Doctors don't know. A doctor said to me: & # 39; He is the worst patient he has ever had to treat & # 39;".
A doctor said it could take "up to a year" for her husband to recover, but they don't know.
As Kate explained, Derek's condition is seen as incredibly rare and there is still much unknown about his response to the virus.
She also explained the symptoms he initially experienced.
According to Kate, Derek showed no cough or high temperature, but he has "strange sinusitis".
Sinusitis is the swelling of the sinuses, usually caused by an infection.
In one weekend, Derek developed "a headache, strange numbness in his hands and difficulty breathing," said Kate.
Kate then contacted Dr. Hilary of GMB to get a second opinion on her husband's condition.
What do I do if a loved one has symptoms?
According to the NHS, if someone has mild symptoms, they should isolate themselves for seven days.
However, it is important to get medical help if your symptoms get worse.
Use the online coronavirus 111 service if:
- You feel like you can't handle your symptoms at home
- You feel breathless and it's getting worse
Your symptoms get worse and you are not sure what to do.
Call 999 for an ambulance if you or someone you care about:
- Are struggling to breathe
- They're coughing up blood
- Has blue lips or a blue face
- Feel cold and sweaty, with pale or blemished skin
- Have a rash that doesn't fade when you roll a glass over it
- Collect or pass out
- Become confused or very sleepy
- They stopped peeing or are doing a lot less than normal.
"Tell the operator that you may have symptoms of coronavirus," explains the NHS.
Can you treat mild symptoms?
Currently, there is no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19), but you can often relieve symptoms at home until you recover.
According to the NHS, if you have a high temperature, it can help:
- Get plenty of rest
- Drink plenty of fluids (water is better) to avoid dehydration – drink enough that your pee is light yellow and light
- Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you feel uncomfortable.