FOX 2 Detroit anchor Maurielle Lue describes her ‘terrifying’ COVID battle: ‘I literally can’t breathe’
DETROIT – It has been an integral part of “The Nine” on the morning of the FOX 2 News for years. She is now faced with what she says, “without a doubt the most difficult disease I have ever faced”. WJBK-TV Detroit news anchor Maurielle Lue shares her battle with COVID-19.
Lue, who has been on FOX 2 for roughly a decade, is an Emmy Award-winning reporter. She says she felt very sick last weekend with chills, fever and sweating. She says today is the first time she has eaten in a week. A test confirmed her diagnosis of COVID.
“The first thing I noticed was that with my mask on, I couldn’t really breathe while walking,” Lue said on a recent Instagram Live. “I could breathe, but I had my mouth open to get the air I could.”
Lue says she was careful not to get the virus and only left her home last week last year.
“That was absolutely terrifying. I haven’t left this house in a year. That’s a true story. Last Thursday my lease expired and I went to a dealership. Then on Friday I met my friends for a drink in Birmingham for the first time. That’s it. The other thing is a grocery delivery. It was one of those things. “
Lue says that for the past week she has barely been able to walk and even struggled to sit up. While speaking on Instagram Live today, Lue had to speak slowly and pause many times to catch her breath.
“Today is the first day in a whole week that I ate something. I didn’t do this on purpose. I just couldn’t breathe enough to chew. “
Lue says she used inhalers and breathing devices at home and they were very helpful.
“That was my salvation. So many times I’ve had the feeling that this is it. It’s so scary. My concern now is breathing. I literally can’t breathe and I wasn’t expecting it. And the coughing fits are incredible. You literally can’t breathe in while you’re coughing. “
Lue says she received a lot of advice from people who have also battled COVID. She says sleeping on her stomach instead of her back helped her. She also says that one of the hardest parts was fighting this on your own.
“I also want to talk about the mental component. For me, that was actually the hardest part. When you are at home alone and you don’t know which symptoms are normal and which are not and there is no real help on the internet, it is terrifying. “
Lue says she hasn’t seen her FOX 2 “The Nine” co-anchors Ryan Ermanni and Deena Centofanti in person since about August last year. She hopes to get back to the morning show that anchors her from home when she recovers and says she will keep trying to update her condition on her Instagram page.
“Mask yourself because it’s not fun in any way.”
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