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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:44 PM

My husband has a fever of 102 and I'm nervous. He is a

General Manager at a restaurant and my fear the last few months is him coming in contact with a Covid positive person and getting it. One of his employees actually tested positive about 2 months ago but thank goodness no one else got it.
He has had a headache and a bit of nausea the last two or 3 days but we both got our flu shot on Friday so he thought maybe it was that. But today the fever started and has been climbing all day.
We went online and reserved a testing spot with the county for Thursday AM which was the first available. It was the same place he got tested when his employee got sick. Back then it took 7 days to get his result. I'm hoping results come in faster now.

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Reply My husband has a fever of 102 and I'm nervous. He is a (Original post)
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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:46 PM

1. Hoping for the best for you guys.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:49 PM

2. Sending good thoughts

I hope you get a quick result and that heíll be okay.

I know how it feels, my son was sick back in May and because he is young (29) he couldnít even get a test. Not enough available, they said.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:50 PM

3. Keeping you both in my thoughts. n/t

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:56 PM

4. Getting tested is the smart thing to do.

But the old viruses that cause the same symptoms are still out there. They first few weeks of school they always make the rounds.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:01 PM

5. Call them first thing in the morning

and tell them he needs a rapid test NOW. If they don't have the rapid tests, perhaps they can tell you where both of you can get one. Do not wait an additional day.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:02 PM

6. How old is he?

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:02 PM

7. Sending 💕

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:37 PM

8. Hugs-- some Walgreens are doing a rapid-response test-- free with insurance

In my county, it's free without insurance too-- the county health dept are picking up the fee.

Anyway, this isn't super-accurate, but comes back quick. It's a drive-in situation.

https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing/consent

It's not in every town, but there are 3 in my city, so maybe there's one your husband can go to before Thurs.

Also you might get a pulse oximeter that can check the 02 levels-- under 94 with a fever might mean hospitalization is in order.

I hope you find out it's just another virus.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:52 PM

9. ((jezebel))

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:39 PM

10. I was tested in Aug and got my results within 48 hours.

Also, the swab doesn't go all the way into your brain cavity, it only went up about one inch. Take Vit D and self-isolate (both of you) until you get the results.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:48 PM

11. check his oxygen saturation...if you have a pulse oximeter

It should be 94% or above to be normal. If it's 92% or below something's going on. Keep monitoring that O2 level. If it goes below 90% go to ER.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:49 PM

12. Sending hugs to you both.

Take care,jezebel321.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:50 PM

13. hoping for another negative

my husband and son both work in food service and they keep having outbreaks. My son has tested 4 times in the last 3 months, because he was exposed, he's a server. One positive, he but he was asymptomatic. Not sure where you live, but here in Ohio CVS offers free drive up testing, results in 48 hours. They tell you 2-5 days but so far it's always been 48 hours or less. Good Luck!

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:03 PM

14. Wear masks and ventilate house as much as possible

Donít assume you already have caught it. Anyway the viral load matters.
Really hope you are both well.

Consider some zinc.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:14 PM

15. There are very good ideas here already.

Zinc. Vitamin D. For sure, take regular readings from a pulse oximeter. Get one at Walgreens or CVS. Figure out which is the best hospital you can get him to. Write his oxygen levels and temps in good record keeping. Take him in if his oxygen drops below 94. Best wishes.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:24 PM

16. All the above, plus lots of...

...sleep.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:28 PM

17. If his fever goes higher you must see a doctor. 102 is borderline.

If you have some way of cooling him down, do so. Ice packs, frozen peas, cold bath. Good luck.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:29 PM

18. Take all these suggestions and sending good thoughts for hubby!

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:39 PM

19. 102 is a pretty high fever

Certainly is indicative of some kind of infection, even if he is negative as far as the corona virus.

Especially working in a restaurant, definitely in the "stay home" zone, and consulting his physician in probably in his future.

I didn't feel that great after my flu shot last fall for a day or so, but I didn't hit 102.

Get well soon.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:39 PM

20. Holding you in my thoughts.

Please update when you can.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:41 PM

21. Call your primary care doctor to discuss the symptoms

they should advise you on what to do.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:43 PM

22. Oh gosh!

Definitely get that test. And please keep us posted!

I hope he's okay. I hope you BOTH get through this successfully!

Lots of good vibes being generated here for you both.

Virtual

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:43 PM

23. Get some black elderberry juice or syrup or effervescent tablets ASAP.

Also vitamin D

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 11:12 PM

24. Agree with previous posts, if fever goes higher get to a clinic or emergency.

This is scary stuff. Let us know how everything goes.

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Response to jezebel321 (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 11:43 PM

25. Your Husband will be in my prayers

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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 01:03 AM

26. they tell us not to get tested immediately but give the virus a few days to develop. nt

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