Our COVID Story
My husband, Corin, and I contracted covid. We’re both vaccinated (him Pfizer, me J&J). Neither of us had the vaccine booster when we got sick. Here’s our story.
10/31: Corin felt like he had a cold. He did an at home rapid test. The result was negative.
11/2: Corin thought he might have pneumonia. His lungs were hurting. His second rapid test was negative.
11/3: We went to the doctor’s office to check for pneumonia. His lungs were clear. We ask the doctor to do another covid test. That afternoon we get the call, it’s covid. We immediately shut everything down and got the kids from school. We called everyone we’d been in contact with. Corin was now sleeping 18+ hours a day and feeling terrible. I took myself and our sons for PCR tests. **Corin was so disoriented that he hit a curb and damaged his car coming home from the doctor (first sign of brain fog issues).
11/4: Corin went down hard and was getting sicker by the day. He was waking up for food and home IVs but appeared disoriented and unable to perform small tasks (dropping things and losing his balance). He was becoming dehydrated with a worsening cough. I was checking his pulse ox while he slept – it was holding steady. My results came in- I was positive too.
11/5-7: I presented with a head cold and a minor sore throat – no other symptoms. My husband was much worse and I was very concerned about his “brain fog” symptoms. His pulse ox was in the 90s indicating the brain fog was likely coming from inflammation in his brain. He was getting worse and our doctor was concerned so he was admitted into the ER for a CT scan to rule out a stroke. While he was in the ER they gave him antibodies. The CT showed that he did not have signs of a stroke but he was still experiencing concerning symptoms.
The following weeks were a blur. Our nine year old eventually tested positive but he was asymptomatic. Quarantine felt like forever and I was secretly terrified for my Corin’s health but I was determined to do everything I could to keep him healthy.
“My husband regained all cognitive functioning before we were out of quarantine…”
You might be asking why this story is appearing in a Renew newsletter… I want to talk about NAD+. As you know, I’m a big fan of NAD+ and I get IVs and shots often. NAD+ reduces systemic inflammation and covid can cause inflammatory issues that lead to cytokine storms, loss of taste and smell, brain fog and much more. I went into my covid journey with plenty of NAD+ in my system. My husband didn’t.
I maintained my NAD+ regimen throughout having covid. When Corin was diagnosed he started NAD+ IVs and shots at home. He got an IV every other day with NAD+ and a Myers Cocktail. Corin regained all cognitive functioning before he was out of quarantine.
Covid is complicated and every person’s system is different. I believe that IV hydration with immune boosting vitamins and inflammation fighting NAD+ played a role in minimizing my symptoms and my husband’s quick recovery from brain fog issues. I’m beyond grateful we had access to hydration, nutrients and NAD+ through our covid journey.
Wishing you the best of health.
Please note that we don’t offer medical advice at Renew and the above is my personal experience, not a medical claim.
Concierge IVs coming soon!
Our journey would have been much different without access to IVs. We have decided to offer concierge home services for IVs. We will be introducing the details in early January.