“Today” co-anchor Dylan Dreyer‘s husband, Brian Fichera, is recovering from coronavirus.
The couple video-called into “The 3rd hour of Today” on Friday, with Fichera telling viewers he is feeling “much better” after first experiencing symptoms about three weeks ago.
“I’m well over a week without symptoms, but … it was really scary,” Fichera shared. “It’s serious.”
Dreyer, 38, said they were extra concerned because they have two children at home: 3-month-old son Oliver and 3-year-old son Calvin.
“The scary part was that we’re stuck in a New York apartment. We’ve got a newborn and Calvin, and we’re trying to keep everybody safe,” Dreyer said.
“This is actually Calvin’s room that we’re in, and Brian quarantined himself in this room because it’s really the only place we can go. … [He] kind of dealt with it on [his] own because I was with the kids.”
Earlier this week, Fichera described his symptoms via an Instagram post, writing: “The headaches were debilitating. No amount of Tylenol could put a dent in my headaches or temperature.”
He also detailed the “emotional component to this disease. I cried. ALOT. I never cry (unless homeward bound or Forrest Gump is on tv).”
“It’s the Freddy Krueger of virus’s because it knows where you are weakest and knows your deepest fears and it attacks accordingly,” he wrote.
Dreyer and Fichera welcomed their baby boy in January after struggling to conceive a second child naturally. They decided to turn to IVF, but didn’t end up using the method because Dreyer had unexpectedly become pregnant without it.
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