Lubbock man shares COVID-19 recovery story - FOX34 Lubbock

Lubbock man shares COVID-19 recovery story

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Kristy & Jeff Lowry Kristy & Jeff Lowry
LUBBOCK, Texas -

"People have suffered so much tragedy, and they've suffered more than we have, " Jeff Lowry said. "We've been blessed."

Lowry is just one of dozens of COVID-19 recovery stories here in Lubbock.

As of Thursday April 9th, there are 62 recovered cases.

It began 3 weeks ago, when he came down with a low-grade fever.

At first, his symptoms didn't qualify him for a test despite a recent business trip to Washington D.C. in mid-March.

"I'm sure each person, depending on age, health, and all those other factors, are going to respond differently to this bug," Lowry said.

He was, however, diagnosed with the flu after a quick test. 

"I hadn't had the flu since 1978. So I'm thinking I can wear this out," Lowry said.

"That was the only time we were ever happy to learn that he had the flu. It was like, okay, phew, it's the flu," Kristy Lowry, Jeff's wife, said.

She's been at his side the whole time.

"Just go home, rest, get plenty of fluids get to feeling better and he didn't get to feeling better. He really got worse."

"There was a 5 day period that was kind of like, a dark hole. I couldn't concentrate. I couldn't work from home," Jeff explained.

They were finally able get a test for the novel coronavirus on March 26th.

The results came back positive 4 days later.

Luckily, Jeff has been working from home since returning from his business trip.

The doctors prescribed the experimental treatment hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin.

Since then, Jeff says he has been on the mend.

"I feel great, really. I really do. My last dosage of medication was last Friday and since then, I mean, every day has been better."

The Lowry's want their story to bring hope to others.

"It's scary and it's serious, but it's not always a death sentence," Kristy Lowry said.

She has not gotten sick but the couple is still under quarantine until mid-April.

 Although, they are in good spirits.

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