By Chris D’Alberto New Jersey resident Kevin D’Agostino knows firsthand how easy it is to get stuck in the vortex of a coronaviruses epidemic.
He got caught in it last year after he began visiting the family dentist in New York City.
D’Argo and his wife, Melissa, were the primary beneficiaries of the coronaviral pandemic that hit the United States in October.
Melissa has been with the dentist for more than 30 years, and Kevin was a primary care physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where Melissa works.
Melissa, a mother of two and an artist, said the D’Aguostinos have been among the most active patients in the city’s dental program, which has served over 5,000 people since the pandemic began.
The D’Asses have been a part of this program for about 10 years now.
It’s been very much a part and parcel of the community and they’re very supportive of the program, Melissa said.
“I think it’s the right thing to do, and they do it all the time,” Melissa said, “they always tell us, ‘It’s just a matter of time before it goes away.'”
Melissa said her family had to decide between the risk of contracting the virus or the risk that Melissa’s dental work would be compromised by the pandemics.
“They didn’t know the exact date of when they were going to have to go, and the other side was not happy about that, so they had to do something,” she said.
Melissa said they chose to go to the dentist on Oct. 18 to see a tooth that was showing signs of decay.
Melissa told The American Conservatives that while she was looking for a healthy tooth, she felt a sharp pain in her throat.
Melissa went to the emergency room, and while she received a CT scan, she did not feel anything, according to Melissa.
Melissa was told to come back the next day to see if she was infected.
When she did, she was told that she had contracted coronaviroisis, which is a virus that can cause coughing and sneezing, coughing fits and other symptoms.
“It felt really bad, like it was really uncomfortable,” Melissa told the American Conservatives.
The symptoms that came on the CT scan were not consistent with any cough, and Melissa’s symptoms were not the same as what she had seen on the scan.
She was given antibiotics, but the infection continued.
Melissa felt like she had been exposed to something, and she was very, very stressed, she said, because she felt that she was going to die.
Melissa and her husband were told that they had just a week to get the infection under control before it would kill them.
Melissa started coughing and breathing a lot, she told The Americans.
Her husband was concerned and said, ‘If you’re coughing, it’s contagious, it could be from your family members, it might be from our pets,’ and Melissa said it was just like she was breathing.
She began feeling sick, Melissa told them.
“My husband started to feel really sick, he was like, ‘I can’t breathe,’ he was so scared,” Melissa recalled.
Melissa’s husband, Dr. Eric Strom, an assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center, rushed to the family home and helped her to breathe.
He said they tried to get her into a chair and keep her warm.
They gave her an IV, but she still had to go through it, he said.
The Stroms were worried because Melissa had already gone through the surgery twice and was on the cusp of having her maxillocristal implant removed.
Dr. Strom was told by the doctor that she should stay home and get tested, he told TheAmericans.
Melissa had a fever and was very thirsty, she recalled.
“She couldn’t even stand up straight, and I’m like, oh my God, she’s still dehydrated, and my husband is like, I can’t do this, you’re going to be dying, he’s like, don’t worry about it,” Melissa remembered.
She went into a coma.
“That was a real shock, that the nurse was there,” she told the Americans.
“We didn’t have any idea that this was a possibility.”
Melissa went into an assisted living facility for the next few weeks, but after she got discharged, she started to go back to work.
Melissa came to work on Dec. 6.
When Melissa went back to her office to get some papers, she saw someone sitting on a couch next to her, she says.
Melissa walked to the other end of the office and saw that someone had been standing on her desk.
She said, hey, where’s your boss?
She said no, I don’t want