Full-time Senior Nurse Anesthesia Student, Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
April 21, 2020
My last clinical day was Sunday evening, March 8 at Pennsylvania Hospital where I came in contact with one patient, who was not suspected for COVID-19, nor did I receive any word from that hospital that I may have been exposed to any COVID-potential patients. After that shift, I had a couple days off, followed by the release of the nationwide guidelines to slow the spread by the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
My symptoms began the morning of Wednesday, March 18. I woke up with a severe headache and GI upset symptoms, self-treating with Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen to treat the headache. Later that evening, I developed cold chills followed by a spiking fever of 101.4, a mild cough and congestion. Also self-treating with Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen. The severity of headache increased as my fever increased. These intermittent symptoms lasted 3 days.