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Absolutely heart broken. Our son has just tested positive for Covid-19. He had to have contracted it, in Milton Kenes Hospital and hes only been at Addenbrookes, 2 days. I'm scared out of my mind, as is he. Sobbing my heart out x

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Oh no, if it's not one thing it's another - really sorry to hear that, he's in the right place at least and has been tested - hopefully they can keep it out of his lungs or with minimum severity as possible.

It's scary times, I have developed a set of weird symptoms since my last supermarket visit but obviously can't get tested which is a worry when living with someone in the most vulnerable bracket.

Thoughts with you, Katie x

B, my thoughts are with you and your family. I know everyone here will feel the same.

Thank you

Just don't know how much more, he can cope with. Or us. He's a fighter tho, but so weak

in reply to AyrshireK

Katie hope you're symptoms are nothing to bad, it's a terrible worry when you are the only carer.

Hi Katie,

I'm sorry to hear, your unwell atm. Sending healing prayers to you. ๐Ÿ™

Thank you x

in reply to AyrshireK

Oh Katie hope you are not going down with this ... your hubby needs you fit and well ... good luck !!

Laura xx

in reply to AyrshireK

I do hope that you are ok I donโ€™t know what Iโ€™d do if the wife went down with it in fact she has just handed in her notice to a job she has been at for 15 years because the other people are not social distancing at work or taking the cleaning side seriously. So all the best and good luck to you.

All our thoughts are with you

Dogbot and wife ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒˆ

It's such a scary world, isn't it. Never ever, did I think we'd ever see this, in our lifetime!! I'm glad your wife took that decision. How will you cope money wise?x

We are lucky we are both 65 the wife will be 66 in December me next February ( Iโ€™m her toy boy ๐Ÿ˜‚) and like most people our age we have been through some very lean times and we will get through this one, maybe we wonโ€™t buy the grandchildren so many toys ๐Ÿค”. No I donโ€™t think that will happened do you ๐Ÿคฃ.

Well I hope you have good news soon you and your family deserve some.

Our thoughts are with you

Dogbot ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒˆ


Hi Buttonmadnanna

I don't know if this will relieve your stress a little, my uncle who's 86 went into hospital about a month ago with none covid medical issue's, lung and brain issues after a nasty fall. Like your son he caught Covid whilst in hosoital and was isolated from the other patients! He returned home yesterday๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

As your son's young but I do understand he's not well, my comforting advice to you is to keep thinking positive thoughts that he's going to fully recover as he's in excellent hands! In the meantime my fingers will be truly crossed until he returns home to you and his family!

Please take care of yourself in the meantime as you need your strength too!

Love to you both ! Trish xxx

in reply to Hidden

Thank you Trish, thank god your Uncle made it home. Breaking us hearing him cry. I'm sobbing x

in reply to Buttonmadnannna

Look...if you need someone to talk too PM me !

I know this is not much but here's a hug!-๐Ÿค—

Love Trish x

in reply to Hidden

Thank you Trish xxx

Iโ€™m sorry to hear this...

Try to think positive thoughts. The media have done an excellent job in scare mongering everyone into thinking of you get it - you die.

They only report the deaths but they arenโ€™t reporting the people that survive. Like that 106 year old woman who beat it. Also a 86 year old with lung cancer who also beat it. Idris Elba, who has strong asthma, didnโ€™t show any symptoms whatsoever and beat it.

Last, but not least, my Dad. No one on this forum knows that my Dad actually beat Covid around 2 weeks ago. He doesnโ€™t live with us, but he was admitted to hospital with trouble breathing. He was showing the usual symptoms (fever, coughing etc) for over a week before getting taken to hospital where he recovered after 2 days. My Dad is a 56 year old HEAVY smoker and drinker with a hole in the heart and a heart aneurysm.

Stay positive, being diagnosed isnโ€™t automatically a death sentence. I wish you and your family all the best.

Thank you. Yes the media stories are so scary, but I know thousands more survive it. Thank god your dad beat it, bless him. Along with all the others x

Funny enough, Iโ€™m an electrician and my company are the ones who got the contract to do all the electrical remedial works on MK hospital.

My boss tried sending me there to do work a week before lockdown and I refused...

in reply to Uplight99

Well written Uptight plus I'm so glad your dad recovered ! Love Trish x

I'm so sorry to hear that. I've sent you a message xx

There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that he will recover to a better state than he was ever in before.

But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,โ€™ declares the LORD. ๐Ÿ™

Stay strong & listen more to the stories of people who have beaten it more than those who sadly didn't. Take care and sending a virtual hug x

Will do, thank you x

I'm so sorry hun, sending healing prayers to you all. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Oh Annie so sorry to hear that ๐Ÿ˜•. Like everyone else here Iโ€™m hoping that he pulls through OK. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž and ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ for you both.


So sorry to here you news such a scary time

I hope and pray he returns to you safe and well very soon


Thank you, me too x

I am so sorry, where he is they will be monitoring him. Can you insists he gets plent of hot drinks while he is in there loads. If he was at home, you would give him load of hot fresh lemon drinks amd also fresh ginger tea. Hot warm boiled water is good too. I have an old man here where I work he swears by it. He drinks this regularly. Make sure his throat is moist all the time.

Stay positive also for him. He will pull through. He is a fighter. I will keep my fingers crossed for you and him.

Thank you, they are giving him plenty of drinks, but will insist on your advice x

in reply to Megbird

That's great advice

I am a big believer in hot lemon water and I make my own ginger tea

I have suffered with sore throats all my life I am now 72

If you keep your throat moist it helps the pain

All so honey and lemon home made hor drink

Xx E

in reply to Beture47

That it. Honey and Lemon. That is Lovely to know. Thank you so much.

in reply to Megbird

Honey lemon and hot water

Brilliant if you have a cold

Such a good remedy

Also my transplant surgeon told me to use for a cough and not buy cough medicine

Stay well and safe

E xx

in reply to Beture47

Thank you.


As I've said before , please take care of yourself too!

Love Trish x

So sorry to read this button. Be positive ... he will beat this, so many do. He is in very good hands. My thoughts are with you at this very dificult time. Look after yourself too and stay safe.

Love Laura xx

Thank you Laura, x

Praying for his healing and strength right now,in Jesus Mighty name.

I really donโ€™t know what to say your poor family I can only wish you and your son the most heart felt thoughts from the wife and I ๐Ÿ’•.

All the best

Dogbot ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒˆ

Hope he gets well soon. X

My heart goes out to you. Hopefully heโ€™ll be one of the majority who makes a full recovery x

Thank you me too x

Oh Dear Lord, I am so so sorry to hear this, it's a very worrying time for you all.

I hope and pray that he only has the mild form of it.

My son's partner, who works in a Care Home has tested positive for covid-19, but she has only mild symptoms. My Son, on the other hand, is on the "at risk" register as he has chronic ulcerative colitis, and is suffering a cough and wildly fluctuating temperatures...39.2 last night, I told him to dial 111.

I am, like you, worried sick about my Son,

Take Care and Stay Safe,


in reply to davianne

Hope your son is okay, sending positive thoughts x

Thank you x

in reply to Katmando

Thanks Katmando, I do too. I am in daily contact with him.๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

David, thank you. Oh my goodness David, I just hope to god your family and my son, pull through. Keep me posted, please.

Annie x

Hi Annie, Thank you very much. I will be praying for our Sons every day.A bit of good news is a friend from church was tested positive 3 weeks ago, she is a District Nurse, and recovered completely, and will soon be back at work after another test.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™



So sorry to hear this Buttonmadnannna,

Please feel free to call the nurse led helpline on 0800 652 7330 Mon-Fri 10am -3pm.

We would be happy to talk things through,

Take care of yourself too,


Thank you so much, I will do x

Oh bless you all. Iโ€™m sure he will make a full recovery and like people have said itโ€™s scary but not necessarily a death sentence. I know MK hospital well. Stay strong x

Thank you, we know MK hospital too well...x

More tips from Beture47. Honey and Lemon. Natural Remedies too.

*Buttonmadnanna and David*

I am sure that everyone reading these posts will be rooting for your sons. We will be thinking of both them and you, too.

If you are able, please do update everyone here.


Thank you x

Prayers for your son and prayers that you and yours are protected from illness.

Thank you x

I am praying for your son to have a full recovery from this Covid 19. I will also pray for you and your strength during this time. Please keep us updated.

Thank you so much and I will do

Hi Annie, how is your Son doing, better I hope.

My Son is a bit better, but his temperature is up and down like a yoyo just now.

I'm praying for both of our Sons ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Stay Safe,


Hi Annie... hope everything is okay.

Hi Annie. Havenโ€™t heard from you. Please tell me Kev is hanging on. Thinking of you all


Hi Dave, sorry for late reply. Been on video chat with him, most of the day. Yes he's symptom less and the 2nd test they've done is negative. Our minds are blown to pieces. Just doesnt make any sense, but thank god its negative.

The transplant team were ment to see him between 5-6pm, but they haven't been. I'm extremely anxious, that this isn't going to be the news we need...hes very poorly...

As Iโ€™ve said before Annie, my email is cammeag at gmail dot com so feel free to email whenever. Iโ€™m also on messenger under my proper name which I can give you if u email. I would love to try and lift Kevs spirits but he as you, will be anxious for good news from the transplant team. Mind you he will probably have to improve health for that. Also they have cut right back on transplants at moment due to this evil virus.

I really do hope they find a surgeon and a liver for Kevs sake.

Is he back on water tablets yet? Sometimes you have to chase them about state of kidneys as they determine what amount of diuretics you can have. All in all if heโ€™s in a good liver unit they are normally on the ball just not very forthcoming with information.

You know where I am. Keep praying, read Psalm 83:18, find out Gods name...He wonโ€™t cure Kev but he can give you and the doctors the wisdom to help you help Kev.

Thinking of you Both


Try not to worry about the transplant team not seeing him, the virus is delaying pretty much everything in every sector right now. My Mum is on housing benefits and we just got put in a new flat but trying to sort out all the paperwork is an absolute nightmare at the moment...

For now, be happy that your son beat the virus! Remember what I told you about Idris Elba being a heavy asthmatic but beat the virus with no symptoms ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is a sign that he is destined to live a long life!

in reply to Uplight99

Your son is destined to live a long life, not Idris Elba*****


Our son and 2 others have had repeat tests, which have come back negative...confused...??? Yes we are!!

This is amazing news! Happy for you, at least thatโ€™s one less problem...

Stanford University just recently carried out the study and concluded that only 0.1-0.2% of people under the age of 50 are dying and that previous number have been taken out of proportion.

I say โ€˜onlyโ€™ no amount of deaths can be classed as โ€˜onlyโ€™ but itโ€™s a lot less than previously thought. Hopefully we only here good news from here on out.

I got covid-19 in early March as a result of the receptionist at my GP practice sneezing into her elbow...what a croc. I have a weak immune system, problem with my white blood cell count, asthmatic, bronchitis, diabetes, enlarged spleen x30 cm, liver cirrhosis, porrtal hypertension etc. basically everytime I go out I get letter from govt. no food parcels etc. Imagine my surprise to survive the covid-19 with 3 bouts of flu in a row, confined to my bed,, 21 days isolation and no fresh food in the house, my symptoms were mild, so I would just say, testing positive is not the end, drink plenty of liquid, lemon juice sqieezed into water, strangely enough watermelon, Thank God!

Thank god you survived, I'm truly, absolutely, over the moon for you x

Hi Button

I'm so pleased to read your son has recovered from Covid19 which is excellent news for you and your family!

Hope all goes well for a speedy future TP!


Thank you x

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