Bella Stephenson – Our Family’s Covid19 Story
Covid19 has hit our family. This is the story of how Bella and her mother were exposed to the virus, the timeline of events from the first days of symptoms, testing, efforts to recover at home, which Bella did, and her mother’s experience in the hospital, and the support she received from the amazing health care workers who did all they could to save her life.
It serves as both a cautionary tale, and one that we hope will help people to take proper precautions to prevent the spread of this virus until more is understood. It is also a blueprint for anyone exposed to Covid19 and what you need to know if you, a child or a family member test positive.
5:15 early signs and symptoms
22:45 after positive test, 5 days or so in, first call to the hospital to understand how to manage symptoms
33:30 admitted to hospital
38:00 conversation and decision making process for course of action in the hospital
40:15 Put on a ventilator in prone position
59:40 Blood pressure plummeted, organs starting to fail. Bella is told she could come to the hospital
1:10:00. Most contagious period, what we know understand.
1:19:30. This could have been preventable with better precautions