Sadie Robertson is getting real about her experience with COVID-19.
The “Duck Dynasty” star, 23, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Christian Huff, took to Instagram on Monday to reveal she was hospitalized following her coronavirus diagnosis.
“Life update: I’m not going to lie, this has been one of the most challenging things. I got COVID-19 and ended up getting very sick,” she captioned a selfie from her hospital bed. “I know everyone experiences COVID differently, but wow these symptoms are wild. I’ve definitely struggled through this one!”
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life update: I’m not going to lie, this has been one of the most challenging things. I got Covid-19 and ended up getting very sick. I know everyone experiences covid differently, but wow these symptoms are wild. I’ve definitely struggled through this one! Thankfully baby Huff is doing great and healthy, and I am now healing as well. I’m no longer in the hospital (this pic was not from today) and i have just about fully recovered. I’ve learned a lot and I have been challenged in a lot of new ways. I will say my dependency on Jesus has never felt greater in some of the hardest moment of this sickness. I’m thankful I serve a savior who is with me in these moments that feel rather lonely. My heart and my families heart goes out to everyone suffering with Covid. Going to be chatting with my mom and bella who also had covid on this Wednesday’s podcast.❤️ @whoathatsgoodpodcast
But thankfully, she and baby are now “doing great and healthy.”
“I am now healing as well. I’m no longer in the hospital (this pic was not from today) and I have just about fully recovered,” Robertson continued. “I’ve learned a lot and I have been challenged in a lot of new ways. I will say my dependency on Jesus has never felt greater in some of the hardest moments of this sickness. I’m thankful I serve a saviour who is with me in these moments that feel rather lonely. My heart and my family’s heart goes out to everyone suffering with COVID.”
And according to Robertson, her mother, Korie Robertson, and sister, Bella Robertson, have also tested positive for the virus.
On Robertson’s “WHOA That’s Good” podcast, she further discussed both the emotional and physical symptoms.
“I actually tested negative but I still didn’t feel good about it, and then Christian got a fever and I was like, ‘Oh no, here it comes,’” she said. “And sure enough, two days later I was full-on COVID.”
“Mine started with a really bad headache. Like, a different kind of headache than I’ve ever had — it was like a migraine behind my eye. Then I got the cough, my throat was so red and on fire. It was terrible,” she added.
Despite all the sleep she was trying to get, the combination of morning sickness and COVID made her dehydrated.
“Being so weak and so sick and throwing up as much as I was, I got very dehydrated,” she said. “At this point, when I was dehydrated, my chest pain had gotten really bad. I could barely talk and Mom came over and was like, ‘You need to go to the hospital.’”
Robertson also listed the “loneliness” of isolation as another symptom. “You feel this depression that is something that I’d never experienced before. I’m not going to lie, I cried a lot.”
Adding, “It’s really a dark sickness.”
The diagnosis comes just weeks after she and Huff shared their pregnancy news.
“SCREAMING WITH EXCITEMENT TO SHARE THIS NEWS!” she wrote. “Baby we already adore you.”
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SCREAMING WITH EXCITEMENT TO SHARE THIS NEWS! Baby we already adore you. What I’ve learned from you already – ❤️ God has still been creating. God is still believing in us. God is still bringing forth LIFE. Hope is still to come. ❤️ How we choose to live will affect your generation to come, so I want to live my life to the fullest and be loud for you. We are thankful to be carrying a miracle into the world! Baby, you are already loved and already believed in. Can’t wait to welcome you into the world with all the joy, hope, and excitement you will bring into the life of so many by your miraculous incredible life.
Robertson and Huff have been married since 2019.