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Movin’ Together – Stay On Guard
Don’t get caught off guard!
Recently Tioga County has had an uptick in positive COVID cases. My husband John and I were two of the statistics in that new count! I don’t want to stir up fear – that’s undoubtedly been done enough! But I want to remind you that COVID is still around, and it would be wise to be diligent in using your healthy habits now! John and I had let our guard down a little on our healthy habits and were not as cautious in public as we once had been.
On Tuesday evening, October 11th, at around nine-thirty, I sensed a need to be vigilant and was soon battling for John’s health. He looked flushed and had a fever that went as high as 104 at one point. I have never seen him with a high fever in our 51 years of married life. I prayed, asked Jesus for wisdom, and texted my family and staff for prayer also. Our grandson prayed with all of his heart for his granddad’s healing. I encouraged John to get in the tub to lower his fever, which did help.
John had tested himself for COVID earlier in the day, and it was negative, so we did not see COVID as the culprit. As things worsened, his heart rate jumped to 145 beats per minute, and he went into severe vertigo. We headed for Guthrie in Wellsboro, where they tested him again for COVID, which showed positive. Their care for John was exceptional. Medication for the Vertigo helped John begin to navigate without the spinning, and the EKG was normal. The Lord has once again answered our prayers. God gave us a miracle with his heart rate returning to normal and showing no signs of injury.
A few days later, I also tested positive for COVID with the presence of that little pink line. Since the pandemic began, this is the first time COVID has affected John and me. My symptoms were very different from John’s because I do not have any of his underlying medical issues; mine were mild compared to his, with my first symptom being a dry cough.
When I realized that John and I both had Covid, my momma bear came out to protect our thirteen-year-old daughter Julianna from the virus. We opened the windows, and she took over the downstairs while we mostly stayed upstairs! Thank God our daughter Julianna did not get it, and I hope she never does!
As we battled to get to the other side, we used many Movin’ Together tools we discussed many times on the broadcast. Regular baths and hydration became essential as we fought COVID to victory. When in doubt, flush it out!
We kept Movin’ Together! Even when we did not feel well, we kept moving – like walking around in the home or outside because we knew that one of the best decisions we could make for our lungs was to keep moving. It is not an easy decision when you have a fever, diarrhea, or nausea. At some point in our journey, we had all three.
Our friends dropped off groceries, made dinners, and joined in praying for each other because some of our friends had Covid the same time we did.
We are both very thankful to be feeling MUCH better!
So, please don’t get caught with your guard down as we did. Be wise and stay alert for situations to avoid if possible. Let’s be proactive about our health by eating foods that boost our immune systems, like fall fruits and vegetables such as apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, cranberries, roasted garlic, and onions. While hydrating, sqeeze a lemon and put it into your water for taste and 51% of your daily Vitamin C needs. Make sure your schedule allows for a minimum of 8 hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep is one of the weak links I am focusing on this time.
Laugh often and love and care for one another deeply from the heart.
The Bible says in Romans 12: Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love.
Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Sara Vogt, ACE Certified Trainer
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