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We introduced you to Adam Stadler and his wife Audrey in May while discussing the lingering effects of COVID-19. Months later, we learned that Adam tested positive again for the virus.
“It felt like I literally was going to die,” Adam said.
Adam first contracted COVID-19 at the end of March and was eventually treated at United Memorial Medical Center. He was released from the hospital in May. UMMC staff even gave him a “Nice Try Covid, I Survived” certificate to hang on the wall.
After quarantining at his home in Kerr County for two weeks, two tests showed he was negative for the virus. Then, his wife contracted COVID-19 at the end of June. Audrey believes she contracted the virus during a car ride with an asymptomatic family member.
“Adam felt like, ‘look you took care of me, I’m not worried, I have antibodies, I’ve already had this,” said Audrey.
Except Adam got sick again. Another test at the end of June showed he was positive for COVID-19.