“My uncle (70ish) got diagnosed with it a couple days ago in Washington state. He’s been quarantined but the nurses didnt know proper protocol at the time and allowed my Auntie to visit. Now she has self quarantined herself at her home.
My Uncle is stable. They took sputum cultures, meaning they check for bacterial infections. It takes 24 hours to get a result. If its viral pneumonia, this is a good sign apparently.
If your kidney function and cardiac function responds well, this is also a good sign that you are strong enough to fight off the infection. If you do not, you will experience a multi system failure following. He is was still hard of breathing so they intubated him.