Savannah Guthrie Checks In As She Recovers From Pneumonia | TODAY


>>>WE ARE BACK AT 8:10 NOW WITH>>>WE ARE BACK AT 8:10 NOW WITH “TODAY’S” TALK, AND SOMETHING “TODAY’S” TALK, AND SOMETHING THAT HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR US. THAT HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR US.>>SAVANNAH HAS BEEN OUT SICK>>SAVANNAH HAS BEEN OUT SICK ALL WEEK AND SHE JUST LEARNED ALL WEEK AND SHE JUST LEARNED THAT IT IS PNEUMONIA. THAT IT IS PNEUMONIA. HERE’S THE FUNNY THING ABOUT HERE’S THE FUNNY THING ABOUT SAVANNAH, SHE NEVER CALLS OUT SAVANNAH, SHE NEVER CALLS OUT SICK EVER. SICK EVER. EVER. EVER. SO WHEN IT WAS ONE DAY, TWO SO WHEN IT WAS ONE DAY, TWO DAYS, AND THREE DAYS, WE KNEW IT DAYS, AND THREE DAYS, WE KNEW IT WAS SOMETHING. WAS SOMETHING. NBC NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTE NBC NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTE DR. AZAR JOINS US, AND WE’RE DR. AZAR JOINS US, AND WE’RE GOING TO TALK TO OUR PATIENT GOING TO TALK TO OUR PATIENT SAVANNAH WHEN SHE GETS ON THE SAVANNAH WHEN SHE GETS ON THE PHONE. PHONE. WE HAVE HER. WE HAVE HER. HEY, SAVANNAH, YOU NEVER TAKE HEY, SAVANNAH, YOU NEVER TAKE OUT SICK EVER, EVER, EVER, HOW OUT SICK EVER, EVER, EVER, HOW ARE YOU FEELING? ARE YOU FEELING?>>I HAVE A TERRIBLE CASE OF>>I HAVE A TERRIBLE CASE OF GUILT FOR MISSING THE WEEK AND GUILT FOR MISSING THE WEEK AND LEAVING YOU GUYS HIGH AND DRY, LEAVING YOU GUYS HIGH AND DRY, BUT, YOU KNOW, I JUST GOT BUT, YOU KNOW, I JUST GOT DIAGNOSED YESTERDAY, WHICH WAS DIAGNOSED YESTERDAY, WHICH WAS SORT OF A RELIEF BECAUSE NOW I SORT OF A RELIEF BECAUSE NOW I CAN HAVE ANTIBIOTICS AND THEY CAN HAVE ANTIBIOTICS AND THEY SAY BY SATURDAY THE FEVER SHOULD SAY BY SATURDAY THE FEVER SHOULD FINALLY BREAK, BUT, YOU KNOW, I FINALLY BREAK, BUT, YOU KNOW, I WAS TALKING TO MY MOM YESTERDAY, WAS TALKING TO MY MOM YESTERDAY, SHE’S LIKE SAVANNAH, YOU HAVE SHE’S LIKE SAVANNAH, YOU HAVE NOT BEEN THIS SICK IN YOUR NOT BEEN THIS SICK IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE, AND IT’S REALLY ENTIRE LIFE, AND IT’S REALLY TRUE. TRUE. I REALLY HAVE NEVER BEEN SO LAID I REALLY HAVE NEVER BEEN SO LAID OUT FLAT, AND REALLY IN JUST A OUT FLAT, AND REALLY IN JUST A LOT OF MISERY, THE FEVER IS THE LOT OF MISERY, THE FEVER IS THE THING, IT’S NOT A COLD. THING, IT’S NOT A COLD. I JUST COULDN’T GET THE FEVER TO I JUST COULDN’T GET THE FEVER TO BREAK, AND SO I’VE JUST BEEN ON BREAK, AND SO I’VE JUST BEEN ON AROUND THE CLOCK MEDICINE TO AROUND THE CLOCK MEDICINE TO KEEP THE FEVER DOWN AND THEN I KEEP THE FEVER DOWN AND THEN I STARTED GETTING THIS REAL BAD STARTED GETTING THIS REAL BAD COUGH. COUGH. HONESTLY I WAS SHOCKED IT’S HONESTLY I WAS SHOCKED IT’S PNEUMONIA, I FEEL LIKE I BREATHE PNEUMONIA, I FEEL LIKE I BREATHE PRETTY WELL. PRETTY WELL. I’M NOT WHEEZING OR ANYTHING. I’M NOT WHEEZING OR ANYTHING. I WAS SHOCKED THAT’S WHAT IT I WAS SHOCKED THAT’S WHAT IT WAS. WAS. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE FLU. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE FLU. I HAD THE FLU TEST AND IT WAS I HAD THE FLU TEST AND IT WAS NEGATIVE. NEGATIVE. EVERY DAY I WOULD TELL OUR EVERY DAY I WOULD TELL OUR BOSSES OR TELL YOU, HODA, AND BOSSES OR TELL YOU, HODA, AND CRAIG YOU GUYS WOULD TEXT ME, CRAIG YOU GUYS WOULD TEXT ME, I’LL PROBABLY BE IN TOMORROW, I’LL PROBABLY BE IN TOMORROW, AND THEN I WOULD HAVE ANOTHER AND THEN I WOULD HAVE ANOTHER NIGHT OF LIKE SWEATING AND NIGHT OF LIKE SWEATING AND FREEZING AND ACHING AND HORRIBLE FREEZING AND ACHING AND HORRIBLE AND YEAH, SO AND CHARLIE IS SICK AND YEAH, SO AND CHARLIE IS SICK TOO, SO HE’S BEEN WITH ME. TOO, SO HE’S BEEN WITH ME. HE’S LIKE A BURNING HOT APEN HE’S LIKE A BURNING HOT APEN DANG — DANG — APPENDAGE, HE WANTS ME TO CARRY APPENDAGE, HE WANTS ME TO CARRY HIM EVERYWHERE AND HE AND I ARE HIM EVERYWHERE AND HE AND I ARE IN MISERY, AND MIKE IS WEARING IN MISERY, AND MIKE IS WEARING THE HAZMAT SUIT. THE HAZMAT SUIT.>>HOW CONTAGIOUS IS THIS?>>HOW CONTAGIOUS IS THIS?>>IT IS, I MEAN, LOOK, IT>>IT IS, I MEAN, LOOK, IT DEPENDS, WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY DEPENDS, WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHICH BUG SAVANNAH HAS BUT WHICH BUG SAVANNAH HAS BUT THEY’RE ALL CONTAGIOUS, I MEAN, THEY’RE ALL CONTAGIOUS, I MEAN, COUGHING AND SNEEZING AND EVEN COUGHING AND SNEEZING AND EVEN THE TISSUES THAT YOU USE, YOU THE TISSUES THAT YOU USE, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO THROW THEM KNOW, YOU HAVE TO THROW THEM AWAY AND WASH YOUR HANDS. AWAY AND WASH YOUR HANDS.>>AND SAVANNAH, WEREN’T YOU>>AND SAVANNAH, WEREN’T YOU SAYING, I REMEMBER YOU SAYING SAYING, I REMEMBER YOU SAYING THAT VAIL HAD PNEUMONIA A FEW THAT VAIL HAD PNEUMONIA A FEW DAYS AGO. DAYS AGO.>>HE HAD IT.>>HE HAD IT. IT WAS LATE SUMMER. IT WAS LATE SUMMER. SHE WAS VERY SICK AND I REMEMBER SHE WAS VERY SICK AND I REMEMBER KIND OF THINKING, WOW, I CAN’T KIND OF THINKING, WOW, I CAN’T BELIEVE CHARLIE AND I NONE OF US BELIEVE CHARLIE AND I NONE OF US GOT IT AND THAT’S SO GREAT. GOT IT AND THAT’S SO GREAT. SO IT WAS LIKE TWO WEEKS LATER, SO IT WAS LIKE TWO WEEKS LATER, I NEVER DREAM THAT IT COULD BE I NEVER DREAM THAT IT COULD BE RELATED BUT ACTUALLY, MY DOCTOR RELATED BUT ACTUALLY, MY DOCTOR SAYS IT COULD. SAYS IT COULD. IT CAN HANG AROUND. IT CAN HANG AROUND.>>THE INCUBATION PERIOD OF SOME>>THE INCUBATION PERIOD OF SOME OF THEM, SOMETHING THAT’S CALLED OF THEM, SOMETHING THAT’S CALLED ATYPICAL PNEUMONIA SOMETIMES, IT ATYPICAL PNEUMONIA SOMETIMES, IT CAN BE FROM THE TIME YOU’RE CAN BE FROM THE TIME YOU’RE EXPOSED TO THE TIME YOU GET SICK EXPOSED TO THE TIME YOU GET SICK CAN BE ANYWHERE FROM ONE TO FOUR CAN BE ANYWHERE FROM ONE TO FOUR WEEKS, SO THE TIMING DEFINITELY WEEKS, SO THE TIMING DEFINITELY COULD WORK THERE. COULD WORK THERE.>>WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN>>WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLU AND PNEUMONIA. FLU AND PNEUMONIA.>>FLEW IS A VIRAL INFLECTION,>>FLEW IS A VIRAL INFLECTION, PNEUMONIA TYPICALLY IS CAUSED BY PNEUMONIA TYPICALLY IS CAUSED BY A BACTERIA, ALTHOUGH IT CAN BE A BACTERIA, ALTHOUGH IT CAN BE CAUSED BY VIRUSS AND FUNGI AS CAUSED BY VIRUSS AND FUNGI AS WELL. WELL. IT’S NOT THAT EASY TO TELL THE IT’S NOT THAT EASY TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BAD COLD DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BAD COLD AND FLU, AND A MILD CASE OF AND FLU, AND A MILD CASE OF PNEUMONIA BECAUSE THEIR PNEUMONIA BECAUSE THEIR RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS. RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS.>>SAVANNAH FEEL BETTER.>>SAVANNAH FEEL BETTER.>>WE LOVE YOUSAVANNAH.>>WE LOVE YOUSAVANNAH.>>THANK YOU, LOVE YOU GUYS.>>THANK YOU, LOVE YOU GUYS.>>HOPE TO SEE YOU MONDAY.>>HOPE TO SEE YOU MONDAY.>>GET WELL.>>GET WELL. DON’T WORRY ABOUT THAT. DON’T WORRY ABOUT THAT.>>WHAT IF SHE TAKES A Z PACK ON>>WHAT IF SHE TAKES A Z PACK ON TUESDAY. TUESDAY.>>I THINK THEY DID GIVE HER>>I THINK THEY DID GIVE HER THAT CLASS. THAT CLASS. NOW THAT IT’S BACTERIA, YOU CAN NOW THAT IT’S BACTERIA, YOU CAN TAKE ANTIBIOTICS. TAKE ANTIBIOTICS.>>IMPORTANTLY AND ONE REASON>>IMPORTANTLY AND ONE REASON WHY WE’RE SO PROPONENTS OF THE WHY WE’RE SO PROPONENTS OF THE FLU VACCINE IS PEOPLE WHO FLU VACCINE IS PEOPLE WHO DEVELOP FLU CAN RECOVER FROM THE DEVELOP FLU CAN RECOVER FROM THE FLU AND THEN SECONDARILY GET A

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