Hopefully this coming weekend is better for former The Real Housewives of Orange County star Jim Edmonds. He spent last weekend in the hospital getting a battery of tests, including one for COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus.
RHOC Star’s Coronavirus Test Results: Positive
Joining a growing number of celebrities and ordinary American citizens, the former baseball player tested positive for coronavirus. As TV Shows Ace reports, Jim had the nasal swab testing done last Saturday.
At the time, he was also diagnosed with pneumonia, but the coronavirus results take several days. The RHOC star took to Instagram Stories to update followers on his condition.
According to Jim, he suspects that he had coronavirus “for awhile” before going to the hospital. As many people are experiencing, his symptoms had run their course before he even got the test results back.
That’s how coronavirus is spreading. People don’t realize they’re infected until the symptoms begin to show. By the time the test results come back, the virus is already out of their systems.
Jim Implores Fans Not to Take Coronavirus ‘Lightly”
While Jim is on the mend now, it wasn’t easy for him to get tested. According to People, the RHOC star had to “force” the emergency room to do the test. Jim advises his followers that there isn’t any medicine available to take for coronavirus. All patients can do is “rest” and hope for the best.
Jim says he was lucky because he listened to the advice from doctors to quarantine and “flatten the curve” by remaining home. He implores his followers to stay safe. He says,
Do not take this lightly. If you don’t feel good, go to the doctor or go to the emergency room if you can’t breathe.”
The CDC guidelines instruct people to only go to the ER if they are having trouble breathing or other emergency warning signs. They advise patients to call the ER first for further instructions.
RHOC Star’s Daughter Also Getting Tested
During his Instagram Stories, Jim mentioned that one of his daughters is also getting tested. He didn’t specify which one. He has three children with former RHOC star Meghan King Edmonds, including one daughter, 3-year-old Aspen.
The MLB great also has two adult daughters from a previous marriage. Before his hospitalization, Jim spent time in Nashville with his daughter, Hayley, making it likely she’s the one he is talking about.
RHOC’s Meghan King Edmonds on Day ‘187’ of Quarantine With Kids
As TV Show Ace reported, the three children Jim shares with his estranged wife are with her in California. The RHOC star is humorously documenting her self-quarantine with the kids on her Instagram account.
Earlier this week, she shared a photo of the three kids watching something on a mobile device. Meghan wrote in the caption that after the “187th day of quarantine,” “screen times rules go out the window.”
For more relatable adult content, the RHOC star is joining the TikTok fad. Quarantine is driving her to consider putting alcohol in her coffee.
Tell us in the comments about how you are dealing with day ‘187’ of quarantine.
The Real Housewives of Orange County will resume production on Season 15 after the coronavirus crisis is over. In the meantime, The Real Housewives of New York returns to Bravo tonight. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 10 is back on April 15.