While her husband's symptoms weren't bad, Lisa's would be: she soon contracted the disease herself, and after passing out, was rushed to Winter Haven Hospital, where she would remain for the next eight days fighting through the virus.
"I thought I was going to die. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't stop throwing up," she told Fox 13. "It is like you don't have no bones in your body. You can't move. You're just that weak."
Helping her through it was talking to her husband on the phone every day, as he recuperated at home; but on Sunday he told her his phone was acting up and wouldn't hold a charge. By Monday she couldn't get hold of him, so asked Winter Haven Police to perform a welfare check; they did, and reported everything was okay.
"He was fine but had like a bad cold according to them," Lisa said. "He had been having problems with his phone not staying charged so on Tuesday I never got a hold of him and I thought, okay his phone finally took a dive."
Lisa was released by the hospital at 6:30 PM Wednesday evening, Ubered home and "walked into a nightmare": her husband dead in his bed, their dogs locked in the bedroom with him, almost starved and parched.