Logan Couple Talks About ‘Nightmare’ COVID Experience
Dec 1, 2020, 6:47 PM | Updated: 9:01 pm
LOGAN, Utah – A woman who spent nine days in the hospital being treated for COVID-19 talked to KSL TV about her experience, and why she was urging people to do what they can to avoid going through the same thing.
Holidays of gratitude now mean so much more after what the Terrills have been through.
“I thought I was going to be fine because Jesse tested positive first,” Julie Terrill said.
Julie and her husband, Jesse, had two very different cases of COVID-19
“I mean, I had sleepless nights,” Jesse said.
He got over it quickly, but he agonized over whether his wife would recover.
“Saturday, my body hurt so bad. Saturday night, I was just shaking and my body hurt. I was starting to get a fever,” Julie said.
Julie was checked into Intermountain Logan Regional. Lucky enough to avoid a respirator, but she was on oxygen the whole time.
“I was in so much pain from my body aches. I don’t know if my nerves were just electrified or what it was, but every part of my body hurt,” she said.
And as that stretched into nine days, Jesse was in pain too.
“Because she’s my angel, you know? And I just don’t want to see her go through this,” Jesse said.
He said Julie would struggle through the two-minute video chats they were able to have.
“Every night I went to bed, praying that I’d hear her voice in the morning,” he said.
Which brings us to their plea, like ones you’ve heard before, but not everyone is listening.
“Be courteous. Be respectful.”
If you’re not worried about yourself, take care for those you could pass it on to.
“I’m going to have effects from this for a long time,” Julie said.
Julie is still on oxygen at home.
“Right now, I can’t walk father than across the living room without being out of breath,” she said. “And the doctors don’t know how long that’s going to last.”
After what they’ve been through, they know how bad it can be.
“I would not wish this experience on my worst enemy, or anyone ever,” Julie said.
The Terrills add that they are grateful for the prayers and support of their neighbors and family.
They’re not sure where they got the virus from, but learned Jesse was positive after he got a test ahead of a neck surgery that he had planned.