Todd Chrisley is “doing well” after battling Coronavirus and spending days in the hospital.
The reality TV star was diagnosed with COVID-19 three weeks ago and he says “it has been the sickest I’ve ever been!”
Todd’s daughter, Savannah Chrisley, took to social media and shared a lengthy post about how she was scared to death when her father got sick.
She detailed how he went from a trip to urgent care to being rushed to the hospital where he spent days at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Savannah also shared how this experience has given her family a new perspective on staying safe during this pandemic:
Dad was diagnosed with the coronavirus about 2.5 weeks ago..and I have never been so scared in my life. When everything started with COVID-19 I was like a lot of u…my mindset was “Wash your hands, don’t touch people, and you’ll be ok…” BUT BOY HAS THAT IRRESPONSIBLE MINDSET CHANGED!
When dad started getting sick I immediately started worrying…he and I are the worriers of the bunch. After a couple days mom and I talked him into going to urgent care…he went in and he was showing all symptoms of COVID-19 so they tested him. Here in TN Vanderbilt was extremely prepared for testing and has testing at 15 or so of their walk in clinics. So before people say…”OH HE ONLY GOT TESTED BECAUSE HES A CELEBRITY…” u are WRONG!
He went into an urgent care just like the rest of u would. After getting tested he went back home and stayed quarantined in his bedroom for 7 days and then his test came back..POSITIVE..when mom and I read that our hearts dropped. Dads symptoms were worsening as days went on..finally at 3am on a Sunday he woke mom up saying he has to go to the ER..he couldn’t fight it any longer. When she got there they made her drop him off and leave because of all the strict guidelines.
He stayed at Vanderbilt for 3 days and those were the hardest 3 days I think I’ve ever endured. I talk to my daddy 10x a day! He’s my bestfriend…I also never go to bed a single night without a “Goodnight and I love you” text..and now my dad was sitting in a hospital room by himself and I had no idea how he was. At one point I fell on my hands and knees and begged God to not take him..to not take my bestfriend..I would give everything I had if it meant keeping my daddy. I was so desperate that I dropped photos of our family off at the hospital and said “If he sees these I know he’ll keep fighting!”
So I guess the point of me telling u all this is so that u take it seriously…STAY HOME! SOCIAL DISTANCE! And most importantly..LOVE HARDER THAN EVER! Life is so short. I also owe a HUGE THANK U to my friends @charlesgalanismd @drjacobunger for walking me through all the steps we needed to follow and continuously checking in on us. As well as the drs and nurses @ Vandy❤
DAD IS HOME AND DOING WELL! He said he feels 75% better!! Within the past couple days he’s kinda been a smartass…so we know he’s definitely on the mend! ? I mean that mischievous smile isn’t ever gonna give up ❤️
See her original post below:
During Tuesday’s episode of his “Chrisley Confessions” podcast, Todd spoke on his battle directly:
I mean, folks, come on. Can we talk about this b**ch called corona? I have been battling corona for three weeks. I was in the hospital for four and a half days, fever between 100 to 103, and it has been the sickest that I have ever been in the 52 years that I have been on this earth.
As of right now, folks I still am not clicking on all cylinders. I’m probably about 70 to 75 percent of what I’m normally am. But that last 25 percent is kicking my a**.
Listen to the podcast below!
Sending up prayers to everyone who has been affected by this pandemic!