SPRINGTOWN, Texas - A justice of the peace in Parker County, west of Fort Worth, is recovering from COVID-19.
Judge Kelvin Miles said he started feeling sick almost two weeks ago. He had fever, chills and body aches.
His wife took him to the doctor for a flu test, which came back negative. The doctors then discussed giving him a coronavirus test. Three days later, the results came back positive.
“So I stayed home just in case I did have it, you know. I didn't want to get out but I feel I felt pretty bad for the first five or six days,” he said.
Miles has been isolated at his home in Springtown and has only had contact with his wife. He said he’s finally starting to feel better.
“I’m just a little bit fatigued, not full strength. You know, if I walk around a little bit, you know, I get a little tired but besides that I don't have any of the symptoms. I don't have any the chills or aches or fever or anything that I had before,” he said.
The 62-year-old judge wants people to know the coronavirus is serious but that it is something people can survive.
“For people who have other health problems, you know it’s dangerous. Some of the elderly that have other things like diabetes and other really bad health problems, that's who it’s gonna affect the most. And the people who are healthy like myself, I mean you know, it's an inconvenience. For five or six days you're gonna feel really bad but you're gonna get through it,” Miles said. “I just want people to know that, you know, don't give it to these other people who have health problems.”
He encouraged anyone who thinks they might have COVID-19 to get tested, be responsible and stay home and not spread it.
“Well, it's not it's not just about us. You know, it's about other people. It's about your parents and your grandparents and other people's parents and grandparents,” he said.