Tell Your Story – California during the time of COVID-19

Tell Your Story - Kate, Oceanside
Kate and Christian in their home, Oceanside, May 20, 2020

Kate, Oceanside

“So, it all started in the middle of March. My parents had gotten sick and tested positive for COVID-19. They were both hospitalized and my mother was on life support for a week. My father was on the oxygen machine to help him breathe. During that time I also experienced symptoms of fever, headache, nausea, sore throat, muscle weakness, congestion, and chills. I decided to get tested once I got the symptoms, and I tested positive. I am also pregnant, so I was very worried and scared. Every day my symptoms got worse. I just felt super sick. I couldn’t even get out of bed. My parents are okay now and they don’t have COVID anymore. A week after my symptoms started they went away, so my doctor told me that I shouldn’t have it anymore, so they tested me again to make sure. When I got my results, they were positive, and ever since then I’ve been testing positive for  COVID-19 and it’s been two months already. I am very worried and stressed because I don’t know why I still carry it and what’s going to happen when I deliver my baby.”

Kate, 20


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