St. Matthews woman positive for COVID-19 shares journey

Now that everyone has met Pooch,we were excited to share your messages of well wishes, and catch up with how she’s feeling.

Wednesday, she said her symptoms are persisting, and she isn’t feeling any better, but she also isn’t feeling any worse.

Pooch first started feeling sick after learning her husband was COVID-19 positive, but still did not want to go to the hospital.

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“When I went to the hospital, I didn’t want to stay,” she said. ” Little hard head maybe, I don’t know, I just was scared, very scared. I knew when I headed home I had to take care of everything. I just didn’t want to stay.”

She says it was a combination of having too much to do at home to take care of her husband and a little hardheadedness that kept her from seeking help. 

Her husband, John, was even more stubborn, falling four times at home from weakness before finally being forced to get help.

“He did not want to be taken care of, he did not want to go to the hospital,” Pooch said.  “He did not this, he did not that, so anyway, when he fell the last time he cut his head and that was it, the kids took over and said dad you’re going and that’s it no matter what,” Pooch said.

John was in the hospital for four days, with no family or friends. Pooch is especially appreciative of the people she called angels who took care of John every day.

“Sitting there at the end of his feet, a nurse, all clothed in special garb to watch that he did not get up again and fall,” she said.  “God love those nurses, that’s what he keeps talking about, what they did for him and sitting there,” Pooch said.

WHAS11 is going to be talking more about what it’s like to be alone in the hospital when you’re battling coronavirus and how Pooch thinks our community is handling this global pandemic.

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