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D’Andra Simmons Opens Up About Her Battle With COVID-19!

D’Andra Simmons is opening up about her battle with COVID-19. While the Real Housewives of Dallas star is now at home resting, she reveals that at one point, her condition was extremely ‘severe.’

“I was actually in a COVID ward,” D’Andra told HollywoodLife. “It was three nurses to one COVID patient and I went from being the most severe to the middle to OK, it’s now time to go home. I was in a place where I was on oxygen.”

Simmons first noticed something was off when after recovering at home from ankle surgery, so she called her doctor right away. “I came home and Christmas Day I wasn’t feeling so great, so the next day, the 26th, I woke up with a temperature,” D’Andra explained. “I never have a temperature ever and the temperature kept going up and up and I couldn’t get it down with Tylenol, I couldn’t get it down with any medications, Advil — Anything, Asprin, anything. I called my doctor and she said, “Well, let’s get you a COVID test,” and I thought, ‘I don’t have COVID! There’s no way! There’s no way, I don’t have COVID!’ and of course then, I got the COVID test and the next morning at 5 a.m., my test came back and then she called me.”

Simmons then recalls being hospitalized. “The problem with me is I wasn’t breathing,” D’Andra revealed. “I was having a hard time breathing and I had the pulse oximeter. Mine was below 85. Below 90 is not good and that’s when I went to the hospital and they decided to admit me which was the right decision due to the temperature and the breathing. I was on oxygen and came home with oxygen and luckily I haven’t had to use it since I’ve been home.”

D’Andra is now fully recovered and she is trying to help others so they don’t have to go through what she did. “I also decided on my own to do the Regeneron study trial because I don’t have children and I don’t have children,” D’Andra told HollywoodLife. “There are [a third of] 15 million people worldwide that are going to get this drug and I thought I could use my body for science because I don’t have to worry about going back to little ones at home. I was a lab rat and I actually had a really bad reaction to that but because they were taking good care of me, they were able to bring my temperature down and things like that. I’m still doing it! I think it’s 59 days. This morning I had the research person come to my house. They come to my house every few days to take blood, nose swabs.”

Photo Credit: Instagram/D'Andra Simmons