Patrick Reid described his horrific battle with bilateral pneumonia on Thursday, saying “fighting for my life” was harder than stopping him from being hospitalized with his family.
He said of the shaky diagnosis in the first two days of his illness, “(The doctor) was sitting there telling me to talk to your family to make sure you text your family a little bit. Do
“I was fighting for my life. How are the hospitals these days and what is happening because of the coyote … they won’t let people come in, so there’s only you. So I’m sitting there and they The only thing that was going through my mind for the first two days was that I would not be able to say goodbye to my children. It would definitely put you in a dark place. “
Reid, 31, said he was feeling better until pneumonia hit him “like a brick”.
“It simply came to my notice then that I could not breathe and I was almost drowning.”
He was hospitalized in Houston, Texas, and was discharged on August 23.
Reid, who said he received the covid vaccine about a month ago, tested negative for covid before he was discharged.
But he said he was not tested when he arrived at the hospital, and did not know if his pneumonia was linked to the corona virus.
“I had bilateral pneumonia in both lungs, and that’s what they were treating me for in the hospital,” Reid said. “And it was terrible because it was at my bottom, where a lot of deaths and people pass.”
Reid said he hit the balls for the first time on Monday, and doctors monitored his reaction. He and his caddy took a van service from Texas to Atlanta for this week’s season-ending Tour Championship because they were not allowed to fly in the cabin of a pressure plane.
“The way everyone on my team finishes this week, I’m able to do exactly what I want,” he said.
In his first round in 25 days, the Reds scored 72 runs in two overs.
He hit only five of the 18 vegetables in the regulation, but the former Masters champion went up and down eight times and once for a birdie.
“My energy was fine,” Reid said. I don’t have the speed yet, obviously. But the good thing is that my short play did not leave me. My short game was great today
This was good news for Red’s hopes of approval from US Ryder Cup captain Steve Stryker, who will select his six captains on September 8.
The match playdown between the United States and Europe will take place September 24-26 in the City Strait in Wisconsin.
“(The striker) came to me when I was nine and I hit a hybrid from nine to eight feet, and I made a pit for it,” Reid said.