Tammin Sursok Says She's 'Going to Cry' as She Gives Update on Husband's Struggles with COVID-19
The actress said she and her daughters "tested negative three times now, which is wild because we were around him right up until he got symptoms"
On Sunday night, the Pretty Little Liars actress, 37, revealed that McEwen's "temperature is normal for the first time in 16 days," writing on her Instagram Stories, "I'm going to cry!"
"I know it can spike but it hasn't been normal for so long," she continued, explaining that the film producer's temperature has been around "101-103 on and off for 16 days."
"Right now we have extreme exhaustion and lethargy but your prayers are working," she wrote to fans, thanking followers for their support. "Some of you have asked when we can see him. He has to be fever free for 72 hours before we can be in contact."
In another update posted on Monday, Sursok said that McEwen's temperature has "slightly elevated" and he's still experiencing "crushing fatigue," but she is staying positive about his recovery.
"A doctor says he's going into the post-viral part of COVID, so he's really exhausted," she shared in an accompanying video. "I mean, he's sleeping almost all day. He wakes up for a little bit of food and then goes back to bed."
The star — who shares daughters Phoenix, 6, and Lennon, 2, with McEwen — went on to speak about the long-lasting effects of COVID-19, remarking that it's "crazy" how it's not often addressed.
"Sure, some people get sick for 10 days. Some people have no symptoms. And then there are some other people like my husband — who is fit, and young, and has no preexisting conditions and has no immune problems — who really gets affected by it," she said. "You just don't know."
Despite the uncertainty of how "this post-viral part is going to last," Sursok said that she believes her husband is "on the good side of COVID."
Thanking fans for their ongoing support, the actress added that she and her daughters recently completed a 15-day quarantine at home.
"We have tested negative three times now, which is wild because we were around him right up until he got symptoms," she told followers. "Thank you so much. I love you."
Sursok first spoke of her husband's COVID-19 diagnosis last week, sharing in an emotional video about how difficult it had been to find medical help for McEwen amid the ongoing surge in cases across the United States.
"It's just been a really scary time," she said through tears on her Instagram Stories. "I can't have all of you on here and lie to you and pretend everything's okay when it's not."
"COVID is real. It's scary. And I know some people just get a cold, or they feel like they just have a cold or a flu, but some people don't. And my husband is really fit and healthy and all the hospitals are full."
As of Monday, there have been more than 23,983,600 COVID-19 cases in the U.S., with the country quickly approaching 400,000 coronavirus-related deaths, according to a New York Times database.
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