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  1. Olivia says

    Thank you so much for this. How blessed to have only experienced it mildly! And thank you for sharing, it will enable so many others who may be worried about it to have a first hand account of what the process is! This virus is the real deal, people seem to be forgetting that!

  2. justcalmwildness says

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I kept thinking how active you were on WordPress yet going through so much, that’s very brave. I hope you and your family continue to get better. Sending love and light.❤️❤️❤️

  3. Krisna says

    Hi Shelly! Thanks for sharing your experience and I’m really glad you guys made it through this. I bet it wasn’t an easy recovery despite of the symptoms considered as “mild.”

    Tbh we’ve started seeing some family recently so our baby doesn’t grow up knowing only two people in his entire first year! But it makes me concerned that in so doing we may contract this virus! It’s a dilemma that keeps me awake at night. Did your little one experience the same symptoms as you? And I take it the virus was spread at the party by an asymptomatic person?

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks Krisna~ it really wasn’t cause having a toddler that is frustrated and bored when you just don’t want to get out of bed is the worst. It’s things like this that make me find parenting a bit taxing, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The virus is not fun even when mild, so please be careful and insist on masks and sanitizer. My kiddo is two so she took it like a champ, but yours is still small and doesn’t really have an immune system yet~

      • Krisna says

        Aw I can’t even imagine! Must be really tough. Glad you’re all healthy now. We’re definitely careful but it seems like this virus can just show up out of nowhere. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Take care and stay safe. 💖

      • Shelly DS says

        Thanks Krisna! It really can just shop up from nowhere and I think we are all bound to get it some day. The good part is that the majority will brush it off as the flu!

  4. PoojaG says

    Thank you for sharing your story and for spreading awareness. I am very glad yours wasn’t really horrible but that still sounds pretty bad- I can’t imagine how you got through the worst couple of days. I’m just very glad you did and are almost completely okay now.

  5. thequarterwife says

    Wow, I’m loving how detailed you were when describing your symptoms. Now I know what to look out for. I’m glad you’re getting better. How’s the rest of the family doing?

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks so much for caring and checking in hun. My little one is fine and jumping around on everything as usual, but my husband pretty similar to me right now with just remnants of the symptoms 🙂

  6. The Caffeinated Powerhouse says

    Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your family experience. Also, happy belated birthday to you and your little peanut. I’m happy your family was able to move through the process and recover. Love to see it!

    • Shelly DS says

      Thank you for reading and the birthday wishes 🙂 I’m such a sucker when it comes to people saying happy birthday lol. The Covid sucked but we were definitely lucky to only get it mildly, and the true blessing in disguise is that we spend weeks locked up just cuddling with each other XD

  7. Allie Zottola says

    Thank you for sharing your story of going through COVID-19! I feel like it’s such a taboo topic for people to talk about when they test positive, so it was great to see some light shed on it. I’m so glad you didn’t suffer through the really, really severe symptoms, especially with Gabby being a youngin’!

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks Allie! I get the same impression from others and all of the secrecy around testing positive… not sure why that is! And yes, we are so grateful that Gabby is all fine and didn’t have it worse 😅

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks babe! It didn’t involve any respirators or slaying dragons, so for that I am truly grateful. I kid you not, when we found out about the test results I was soooooo scared! Please stay safe, it really isn’t fun.


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