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OGH Health Care worker shares experience with COVID-19

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Posted at 6:54 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 20:09:12-04

Opelousas General Hospital pharmacy technician, Kathy Fuselier, remembers feelings sluggish and having a dry cough after work on April 6th.

The following day, she decided to get tested for COVID-19.

"I was tested on the Tuesday, April 7th. Admitted to the hospital on the 8th, which is the Wednesday and got the results of being positive on the Thursday," said Fuselier.

It's unclear if Fuselier contracted the virus at work, but she was one of at least 15 health care workers treated for COVID-19 back in April.

She spent 15 days hospitalized at Opelousas General and 9 of them in the intensive care unit. Although the journey to recovery is slow, she's thankful for the support she's received.

"It's hard to explain, all I can say is that it made you really belonged and that you had people on your side. When you have that anything is possible," said Fuselier.

For now, Fuselier remains focused on her continued recovery.

"I hope it's over sooner than later. It doesn't seem like it will be anytime soon, but I'm hoping that I'm wrong."

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