Gypsy

My experience with coronavirus goes back decades.

I adopted a grey and white kitten I named Gypsy from a shelter who was infected with a strain of feline coronavirus.

My ex-husband and I discovered that there was a problem when she was struggling to breathe.

We rushed her to the hospital where the vet removed two large syringes full of wheat colored fluid from her lungs.

The virus caused her blood vessels to become permeable to the fluid in her blood (but not the red or white blood cells) and she was slowly drowning in her own fluids.

In the end, we had to humanely put her to sleep to end her suffering.

Therefore when I got my first Covid-19 vaccine this week, I was thinking of Gypsy and watching her struggle to breathe.

Neither one of my sisters, who are nurses, are vaccinated.

There is a little concern over the rapid development and deployment of the vaccine.

I received the Pfizer vaccine.

For me, it’s just another baby step toward returning to life as normal. . .

Whatever normal might look like after Covid.

3 thoughts on “Gypsy

  1. How come your sisters have not been vaccinated? Over here over 70s and front line staff were among the first to get the jab, and now it’s ages 60+ who are in line.

    • They want to wait and make sure there are no adverse side-effects down the road. They feel the vaccines got pushed through the testing and regulation process too fast.

  2. Fair enough. They were pretty rigorous in the clinical trials from what I’ve read in the UK. I won’t be eligible until May or June so it will be a while before they get to me!

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