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Strangest COVID Case Ever!

Not what I’m used to seeing. Can you guess the remedy?

Mom, we’re starting off the New Year with another great and fabulous Hpathy Quiz!


Happy New Year, Shana!  OK, let’s get started!

 But first… my announcements!  Ahem! 

 Let’s try and move this along, shall we?

 Well, Mom, I’m afraid the Death Report this month is somewhat shocking–especially for you!

 Uh-oh.  Really?

 We lost soul singer Joe Simon.

OMG!  Really?  Joe Simon?

 He is best known for the song “Drowning in the Sea of Love”.

I been down one time….and I been down two times…. But right now I’m drowning, drowning in the sea of love….

 Mom, hold on, here it goes:

 We also lost Wanda Young of The Marvelettes.

 OMG!  Wanda????  From The Marvelettes????

 They had so many hits for Motown, you can’t begin to imagine!  You could never name them all!  But I’ll try…


Wait!  Oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman

Wait!  Way ay ay ait Mr. Postman…


 Listen here, girls; take this advice and remember always in life…


 Beechwood 4-5789, you can call me up and have a date, any ol’ time!



 Just pick a song OK?  You don’t have to sing every one of them!

 No, but I do, Shana, I really do!  Besides, I don’t know which one to pick!  They’re all so great!!!!!!

 I will pick one for you, OK?  The most obvious one!  (P.S. Wanda’s on the right in the video.)

 Wait a minute, wait a minute; wait a minute please Mr. Postman….

 Mom, the song is over!  I promise you, we will go out with another song by the Marvelettes!

 Promise?  (De-liver De-letter, De-sooner De-better….)

 I promise!

 Do I get to pick which one? 

 Yes!!!  Now, if we can possibly move on to my other very important announcements….  

I am saddened to announce the untimely passing at age 65 of comedian Bob Saget, star of “Full House”.  He played widower Danny Tanner.

 “Full House” was a staple in reruns on Nick at Nite for many years.

 Oh geez, here comes the Parade of Trivia that no one cares about!

 I just started re-watching it on HBO Max in his honor.

 Oy!  Shana, it was an insipid “comedy” which failed to distinguish itself in any way!

 Well that just goes to show what you know, Mom!  Netflix revived it in 2016 and it lasted 5 seasons so it must’ve done something right.

Yes, it put everyone to sleep!

Anyway, it may interest you to know that a completely different actor was scheduled to play the part of Danny Tanner (available on the First season DVD only as a bonus feature) because Bob Saget was not available for filming.  His name was John Posey.  Here he is with Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) and Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner) in the unaired pilot:

 Fascinating as this is…

It’s hard to imagine if John Posey, above, had been Danny Tanner for the whole series, it probably wouldn’t have been as iconic because “Full House” ended up running for 8 seasons with Bob Saget in the lead role.  He will be missed.

Can we possibly move on to someone who actually had talent?  Betty White died, just short of her 100th birthday.  Betty White was famous for being on so many shows–maybe the most famous of which was “The Golden Girls”, but, she had her own show in the ’50’s called “The Betty White Show”.

Betty was also a regular on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” as Sue Ann Nivens, “The Happy Homemaker”.

Betty was also an Animal Rights activist!  Good-bye, Betty, we’ll see you in re-runs!

And now, in happier news … I have some “Arthur” videos coming in the mail soon from ebay.

No one cares, Shana!  Can we possibly start the quiz now?  We have another COVID case.

Who is it this time?

A child.  I need a fictitious name.

How about Muffy?  Not to be confused with Muffy Crosswire from “Arthur”.

Oh right!  Because I’m sure everyone from India and Pakistan is going, “Is that the same Muffy who’s the daughter of Ed Crosswire who owns Crosswire Motors on ‘Arthur’?” 

It could happen!

OK, so here’s the thing.  They say that kids get milder cases of COVID than grown-ups, and the grown-ups I’ve seen with COVID have been very sick.  This child had the fever and the trouble breathing, but, it all ended very quickly–like in 24 hours– and by the time I saw her, there were just a bunch of non-descript, unimpressive symptoms like a heavy forehead and a dry, itchy throat:


Hi Elaine,

Could u help me for my younger one who is Covid positive?  It has been one week since she developed symptoms but yesterday complained of shortness of breath.  I am too panicked and don’t know what to do.  I gave her Belladonna initially followed by Arsenicum and then Hepar sulph as I thought it was Strep Throat.  I am scared coz she doesn’t have a runny nose or cough or sneezing just a dry throat with a weird feeling in her head, so might it be that infection is brewing inside and might reach her lungs?  Kindly help!  She is unvaccinated as she is 11 and here (Australia) vaccines haven’t started for 5-11 year old’s.

“Mrs. Crosswire”, you (and “Muffy”?) would have to fill out the acute case questionnaire

Acute Case Questionnaire

because right now, I don’t have a clue!  The shortness of breath—is it still there?  

Yesterday night she woke me and said she feels short of breath.  I was thinking of taking her to emergency but thought to wait it out and sat beside her all night to watch over her.  She says she feels better now and if she doesn’t think about it, she feels fine.

But I am scared that it’s not completely gone away and might get worse??  They say symptoms should resolve in 4-5 days and if not, then they become serious, causing lung involvement!  It has been 7-8 days for her.  I will fill out the questionnaire now.

Name:  “Muffy” (not Muffy Crosswire from “Arthur”)

Age: 11

Male or Female: Female

Weight: 43kg

Height: 148cm

Date: Jan. 8, 2022

Email Address:

  1. Describe the complaint or complaints in your own words.

Covid positive on RAT on Wednesday evening.  Symptoms started Sunday evening after an outing with family.

  1. Etiology–

Too much ice cream over the past month.  A sour candy escalated it.

  1. Sensation–

Headache- Heavy sensation in forehead

Throat- Dryness with itching but no cough

She feels a thick lump of mucus in throat as well.

  1. Appearance–

Skin a bit darker??

  1. Location–where on the body is your complaint located?

(no answer)

  1. Modalities–

All complaints worse when thinking about them.  Feel fine when distracted, mostly on iPad.

Itchy throat is better for warm water.

  1. Concomitants

(no answer)

  1. Discharges–

Mucus only on waking up, mostly yellow, sometimes white.

  1. Generals–

Hot but fan makes headache worse.  Thirsty one day, not thirsty next day.

  1. The mentals:

Sad coz its Covid!!

  1. What have you been saying?

She says she wants everything to be normal.

  1. What are you doing?

She is isolating, so spending ALL her time on her iPad and trying not to think about it.

  1. Describe your thirst and appetite–

When thirsty…mostly normal but sometimes warm water.  Sips often.

  1. Fever?

Fever was there for first two days but not after that.

  1. Sweating?

Only a little…underarms.

  1. Odors?

(no answer)

  1. What is most striking, peculiar or identifying about you or your case?

Embarrassment— Feels embarrassed a lot and unnecessarily.  Like for example-she had a wrist fracture recently and they put a light blue plaster on her.  She started crying because she was embarrassed of the colour as white is the normal color for a cast.  Second example- she wont let me tell her teachers that she is taking a day off as she is sick because when she will go back, her teachers will say, ”How r u?” and that will make her feel embarrassed.  Third- being unmute on Zoom …everyone might feel embarrassed to some extent, but, she feels it to the extreme.

  1. Is there a diagnosis?


  1. Describe your energy–

Sometimes active/energetic sometimes dull/sleepy

  1. What does your tongue look like?

(no answer)

  1. If you have a cough, please tell what it sounds like:

Very little, completely dry.  No sound or rattling.

  1. If you haven’t already said if you’re hotter or colder than usual, say it now.

Hot flashes sometimes.  More in the first few days, now only here and there.


OK, so I repertorized your daughter’s case and I think you should give her ___________30C. 

Elaine, thank you, you have been at this for hours!  I will keep you updated.

Hi Elaine,

The remedy worked…she feels better….Thank u…


OK, do you know what the remedy was?  Write to me at [email protected], the answer will be in next month’s ezine. 

Hold on, Mom!  The answer is ready now:

Revisiting: Strangest COVID Case Ever

You know what?  We’re going out with the Homeopathy Theme Song!

There’s a theme song?

“You’re My Remedy”, by the Marvelettes, with Wanda Young on lead:

Rest In Peace, Wanda!

Don’t give me no headache powders, they don’t do no good for me

There’s nothing I can take when my head starts to ache cuz

You’re my–



Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom

Elaine takes online cases. Write to her at [email protected]

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About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and

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