- Feb 4, 2016
Reading this reminds me of our trip in Dec 2019 thru Jan 2020. In early January my wife got a respiratory disease that hit her very hard. She coughed so hard she hurt her chest muscles, A week later I got it,. By the time we got home walking 50 feet left me unable to breathe. Within an hour of getting home I was at the Walk in ER of the local hospital. An hour later I was in the hospital with a tentative diagnosis of Pneumonia. Two days later I was under the care of the Infectious Disease Department. I spent 8 days there before they released me. They never determined exactly what sort of Pneumonia I had or why the 3 Flu test I was given came back Positive but not for flu. A year later one of the Pulmonology Drs. I was assigned to rechecked my chart and told me, he was certain 95% I had Covid but they didn't know what to look for during my hospitalization.I have been to WDW 2x (March 2021 and Dec 2021) and Universal May 22-25. None of us have gotten sick any of the trips and did not wear masks except when required the last 2 trips.
Having said that... We went in Jan 2020, before it was known to be iin the US. DH had been sick earlier in the month and still had a awful cough and was not back to normal. I made him go to the dr a few days before we left to confirm a case of the man-flu and to make sure he didn't have bronchitis or something. They tested him for flu, strep etc. Did lung xrays. Everything was negative, but his lungs looked weird. They gave him some cough suppresant and an inhaler and a zpack and told him he was good to go, anything he had was no longer contagious, since the symptoms started so long ago and he wasn't running a fever. No one else in the family ever got whatever it was. Knowing what we know now, I feel badly about that trip.
While we were at Disney friends also staying in Fort Wilderness told us that the Walk in clinics around WDW were being over run with strange cases of respiratory diseases that they were having a difficult time diagnosing