Covid-19 patient diary, part 4: Discharge and rehabilitation

All in all, by the 2nd of April, I have got 5 remdesivir infusions and 5 dexamethasone doses. Routine morning blood tests — both venous and arterial. My fever was around 37.5°C/99.5°F without the need for any antipyretic or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). My blood oxygen saturation improved (SpO2: 97–99%) and doctors’ doctor decided to stop remdesivir and reduced the supplied oxygen quantity to 3 liters per minute. This change in oxygen supply had no effect on my SpO2 as well as no effect on my overall condition.

On the 3rd of April, I got my morning 6 mg dexamethasone and evening anticoagulant injection. The blood oxygen saturation remained good, so we switched the oxygen off and I started to breathe normally without a mask.

The 4th of April — last 6 mg of dexamethasone and last injection of anticoagulant. My blood oxygen saturation was around 95% when I got discharged from the hospital.

It is 10th of April and I am on my 6th day of rehabilitation at home with stabilized body temperature between 36.7°C/98.1°F and 37.2°C/99.0°F, having blood oxygen saturation in the 95–98% range, taking rivaroxaban (antithrombotic) and vitamin D, and having an improved physical function due to exercises and walking with my corgi. I am on my way to full recovery from the 2019 novel coronavirus.