Her family couldn’t visit her in the hospital for weeks. She initially didn’t know where she was or why she was there. She was on a ventilator for 13 days.
Now, after two trips to the hospital and about a month there, Nancy Garner, 67, of Oak Ridge, is back at home, still recovering from COVID-19. It’s been almost two months since she tested positive.
Nancy was first tested for COVID-19 in early June while on vacation with her husband, Carl, 71, in Florida.
The Garners had left Oak Ridge on Saturday, June 6. They had rented a house in Florida with friends from Texas.
Nancy Garner noticed symptoms the next day, Sunday, June 7. She had a fever and sore throat. She thought it was from being outside in the sun.
But the following day, Monday, the symptoms were worse. She went to an emergency room in Florida, and she was tested for COVID-19.
She and Carl came back to Oak Ridge immediately, and they stayed at home. They both learned that week that they had tested positive for COVID-19.[Read more…]