Crystal COVID-19 Survivor Shares What It’s Like to Fight the Virus
Felicia Parker is currently recovering at home in Crystal after a battle with the novel coronavirus. After visiting with a doctor virtually, she went to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale for treatment. Her story urges people to take necessary precautions to stop the spread of the virus.
“I kind of woke up not feeling good,” said Parker, when she first noticed symptoms April 1.
Two days later, her symptoms were worse. She said it didn’t feel like a common cold.
“I was pretty much down for the count,” she said. “I was feeling sick, body aches, really really running nose, like a faucet. I had a sore throat, itchy eyes, just weakness, and rapid, rapid breathing.”
Parker has asthma and says her symptoms didn’t feel like an asthma attack. She visited with a doctor virtually and says they told her she had COVID-19.
But her symptoms got worse. At one point, she said she didn’t know if she would make it. That’s when she went to North Memorial Health Hospital.
“The doctor said well, your body is building antibodies. So, we’re just going to send you home, and if anything changes, definitely come back,” said Parker.
It took several long weeks for Parker to get better. The Crystal resident says she wants people to take COVID-19 more seriously.
“Be as safe as you can. Wear your masks, wear goggles for your eyes. Do the best you can to help stop the spread,” said Parker.
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