As many of you might have read I have contracted COVID 19. Sunday night my local hospital called and asked me if I would be interested in an experimental medication for high risk patients who are well enough to be home with mild to moderate symptoms. This medication is a antibody that potentially saves the patient from getting worse to the point they have to be hospitalized. I decided to take the new medication. It comes at no cost to those who qualify, and in studies has worked wonders more often than not.
So this morning when I went to the hospital, they hooked me up to a blood pressure and pulse ox monitor. They gave me tylenol and benadryl beforehand in order to possibly prevent allergic reactions. After sticking the IV line in they started the treatment which lasts an hour to infuse. After that hour I had to stay another hour for observation. Before during and after infusion they checked my vitals every 15 minutes. So far right now I feel good, still have a cough periodically but that's all. If I keep going this route I'll be out of quarantine by Monday possibly. So there's some good news there!