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Old 10-02-2020, 12:15 PM   #1
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Well im out for the opener and a few weeks longer looks like.

Doing much better than I was two weeks ago. Tested positive on the 18th and went down hill pretty quick. They discharged me from a 9 day hospital stay yesterday and am now able to recover at home with oxygen. All my labs have came back into normal ranges. The plasma treatment and Remdisivir anti viral IV meds seem to have helped tremendously.

Glad to be home with family again. Still a ways to go to get off of the oxygen. Not sure how long that will take.

Ive lost over 30 pounds in the last two weeks so Ive got some work to do there. Still feel pretty week. Home Health physical therapy is coming in to help out with that.

I understand this virus has so many different symptoms and affects people differently. I have friends with family members that weren't so fortunate. That's what kept going through my mind when they admitted me. Was I coming out. Lord willing with the network of friends and family praying nonstop, i believe that's why im home today!


Wife tested positive on Wednesday and they seem to be treating her well with standard medications and steroids.

My dad is still in Shreveport hospital and seems to be improving daily. they are using oxygen chamber therapy on him. He will be in there atleast another week

Appreciate all the prayers and texts!!!

I will encourage you if you were positive to please consider a blood/plasma donation!!! so many people are benefiting from it, including me. As soon as im available I will be making a donation. it may just save a life!!


ill be checking in for some bowkills tomorrow! Good luck everyone.

i still have Kansas slated for 11/9...we will be there!!
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:18 PM   #2
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:19 PM   #3
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Do you have an idea of how you caught it? Exposure to family that had been exposed or someone else.
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:20 PM   #4
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How do you think you caught the virus?
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:21 PM   #5
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Keep fighting it Spud! More prayers sent for you and your family.
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:23 PM   #6
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Do you have an idea of how you caught it? Exposure to family that had been exposed or someone else.
Not sure

I work independently at work and have avoided big crowds and Walmart. Only thing I can think of is kids brought it home from school. Maybe a drive thru or something.

Haven’t been around my family. Dad and his brothers all went camping together so that’s how they all exposed each other
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:23 PM   #7
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:24 PM   #8
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Thank goodness your on the mend. The season is long so focus on recovery
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:29 PM   #9
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:56 PM   #10
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Old 10-02-2020, 01:24 PM   #11
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Sorry to hear that youíll be missing the opener!

My father in law traveled the same path. He is 86 yoa and has recovered to the point of being bitchy and crusty again!
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Old 10-02-2020, 01:25 PM   #12
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Well im out for the opener and a few weeks longer looks like.

Doing much better than I was two weeks ago. Tested positive on the 18th and went down hill pretty quick. They discharged me from a 9 day hospital stay yesterday and am now able to recover at home with oxygen. All my labs have came back into normal ranges. The plasma treatment and Remdisivir anti viral IV meds seem to have helped tremendously.

Glad to be home with family again. Still a ways to go to get off of the oxygen. Not sure how long that will take.

Ive lost over 30 pounds in the last two weeks so Ive got some work to do there. Still feel pretty week. Home Health physical therapy is coming in to help out with that.

I understand this virus has so many different symptoms and affects people differently. I have friends with family members that weren't so fortunate. That's what kept going through my mind when they admitted me. Was I coming out. Lord willing with the network of friends and family praying nonstop, i believe that's why im home today!


Wife tested positive on Wednesday and they seem to be treating her well with standard medications and steroids.

My dad is still in Shreveport hospital and seems to be improving daily. they are using oxygen chamber therapy on him. He will be in there atleast another week

Appreciate all the prayers and texts!!!

I will encourage you if you were positive to please consider a blood/plasma donation!!! so many people are benefiting from it, including me. As soon as im available I will be making a donation. it may just save a life!!


ill be checking in for some bowkills tomorrow! Good luck everyone.

i still have Kansas slated for 11/9...we will be there!!

We got your feeder going. Boys are welcome to go with us one weekend while you are getting back on your feet.


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Old 10-02-2020, 01:26 PM   #13
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Congrats on the recovery! I had a round of it back in early Aug., 3 days in hospital with some pneumonia from it, came home much better. The fatigue will be overwhelming at first and its a slow process from it, at least for us. Feel very normal now but I believe there's still some leftovers in my lungs.
Just keep plugging along and you'll be fine.
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Old 10-02-2020, 01:29 PM   #14
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thx for posting brother, glad you're doing better and more prayers sent
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Old 10-02-2020, 01:40 PM   #15
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Glad you're on the mend Spud. I'll put in a prayer for your wife and family too.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 10-02-2020, 01:46 PM   #16
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Old 10-02-2020, 01:57 PM   #17
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Glad you are doing better.

I echo what you are saying about convalescent plasma. A very good friend of mine spent over a week in ICU and he believes whole heartedly that convalescent plasma saved his life.
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Old 10-02-2020, 02:46 PM   #18
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Prayers up for you man. Hope you get out to your lease soon.
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Old 10-02-2020, 03:26 PM   #19
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Prayers up for continued recovery.

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Old 10-02-2020, 05:12 PM   #20
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Sorry to hear that youíll be missing the opener!

My father in law traveled the same path. He is 86 yoa and has recovered to the point of being bitchy and crusty again!

There's an up side. I'm glad we're hearing him type about not being able to hunt...
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Old 10-02-2020, 05:15 PM   #21
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Old 10-02-2020, 05:18 PM   #22
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How old a guy are you? Did you have any other health issues that made you more susceptible?
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Old 10-02-2020, 05:22 PM   #23
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Old 10-02-2020, 05:26 PM   #24
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42 and completely healthy.
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Old 10-02-2020, 05:36 PM   #25
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Glad to hear y’all are doing better. Hope y’all get out to the woods as soon as possible.
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Old 10-02-2020, 06:11 PM   #26
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Prayers continue for you Zach.

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Old 10-02-2020, 07:04 PM   #27
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42 and completely healthy.
Sounds like you got the full strain. Strange how this virus works. Sage came down with it 2 or 3 months ago and was sick for about a week. Steven nor anybody else in the family came down with nor even tested positive.
How is Mark and Tim doing? I don’t do the Facebook thing, so kinda hard to keep up on anybody.
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:51 PM   #28
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Hey Spud, thanks for checking in and letting us know how you are doing. COVID virus sure has hit your family hard, and I am praying for all of you to make a full recovery. Take care of yourself, and I am proof that Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla will pack those 30 pounds back on you muy pronto! Beat COVID, get your strength back and then get on up there to Kansas!
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:53 PM   #29
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Sounds like you got the full strain. Strange how this virus works. Sage came down with it 2 or 3 months ago and was sick for about a week. Steven nor anybody else in the family came down with nor even tested positive.
How is Mark and Tim doing? I donít do the Facebook thing, so kinda hard to keep up on anybody.
Agree. Itís is extremely weird how it is so different in people. . My wife tested positive and had a fever for 6 hours. Other than that a slight cough and a little congested. I came down with it and have finally shook the fever after 3 days. Other than the fever Iíve had sensitive skin and a killer headache. Iím hoping mine doesnít process more.

Op glad you are doing better.
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Old 10-02-2020, 08:03 PM   #30
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Zach... glad to see you are at home and on the recovery road. Prayers for you and all your family members.
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Old 10-02-2020, 08:23 PM   #31
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So happy you are one mend Zach!

The plasma donation thing has been extremely frustrating for Kat and I. She had symptoms, I did not but we both tested positive for 2 strains of antibodies. I tried for a week to find out where we could donate and we were turned down because we never got a positive Covid text, only an antibody test
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Old 10-08-2020, 06:42 PM   #32
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Finally able to turn off the oxygen this morn. Been holding at 94% and higher all day at rest. A little walk causes it to drop to 90-91 but it comes back up during recovery. We getting there!!

Weighed this morn. Dropped a few more pounds over the week but I’m really trying to watch how I eat. Appetite is coming back. Just want to gain it back the right way
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Howís your dad and uncles doing?
Good to see you getting better!!!
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Old 10-08-2020, 09:25 PM   #34
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Good to see you getting better!!!
They all at home and doing better
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Old 10-09-2020, 05:39 PM   #35
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Glad you are out. I'm on day five in ICU with Covid. Plasma and Remdisivir is a good thing. I'm actually sitting up in a chair for the first time and digging it. I don't know how my deer season is going to be affected but getting well is my priority now.
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Old 10-09-2020, 06:16 PM   #36
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Glad you are out. I'm on day five in ICU with Covid. Plasma and Remdisivir is a good thing. I'm actually sitting up in a chair for the first time and digging it. I don't know how my deer season is going to be affected but getting well is my priority now.
Glad to hear you feeling somewhat better!!
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Old 10-16-2020, 01:21 PM   #37
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Just left doctor office. He cleared me to return to work beginning Monday

It’s been a long 4 weeks. I’ve been walking 3-4 times a day two laps each time around our 2 acres. Still get a little winded doing that but oxygen never drops below 90 and recovers back up to 94-96% within minutes during my cool down. At nigh it even reaches 97-98% while watching TV

Weight is still down but appetite is back. Holding steady at 262. That’s a long ways from the 300 I did weigh. Maybe I can keep it off this time. Lol

Dry cough is still lingering around. Doctor said it may stick around for up to three months. Appreciate all the prayers and texts. I know some families weren’t so lucky with this virus. I was a little worried when they put me in the hospital. Glad to be on the mend with this behind me!!!
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Old 10-16-2020, 01:27 PM   #38
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Good to hear! Just reading this. I'm 42 in good health and probably haven't been taking precautions as seriously as I should, esp living in Dallas. This hits home. Continued prayers for recovery.
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Old 10-16-2020, 01:55 PM   #39
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Old 10-16-2020, 02:02 PM   #40
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Glad to hear!
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Old 10-16-2020, 03:30 PM   #41
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Glad you're getting better Spud!
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Old 10-16-2020, 03:36 PM   #42
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Old 10-16-2020, 03:39 PM   #43
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Sorry to hear your opener is cancelled. Glad to hear you're doing better!
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Old 10-16-2020, 04:19 PM   #44
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Glad to hear your better! How is the rest of your family?
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Old 10-16-2020, 07:10 PM   #45
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good to hear your better, my biggest fear of covid is passing it on to family
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:34 AM   #46
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Glad to hear your doing better! My brother is on day 19 in the hospital. Where they think he got it i believe 8 people got it and he is the only one that got that sick. Itís a very strange and scary virus.



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Old 10-17-2020, 07:00 AM   #47
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Thats a hell of a way to loose Weight..Glad to hear ya much better..
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:08 PM   #48
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Great news, keep at it and beat this COVID 19 virus. Will continue to pray for your full recovery.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:47 PM   #49
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Still prayers to you Spud!
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:01 PM   #50
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Glad to hear you are doing much better. My son tested positive a week ago. He is doing pretty good now too. He has been in quarantine since testing. Works as a detective for the Longview PD. He thinks he got it at work.
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