Pregnant Patti Murin Is ‘Pretty Certain’ She Has Coronavirus, Shares Recovery Plan

Patti Murin believes she has coronavirus amid her pregnancy, joking, “Even Disney princesses can get sick.”

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The Broadway star, 39, posted a picture of her dog huddled under the covers via Instagram on Thursday, April 9, and detailed her symptoms in the caption.

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Even Disney princesses can get sick 🤷🏼‍♀️ I started feeling very tired and achy with a fever and a cough that makes it feel like my head is splitting open from the inside out, and after talking to my incredible OBGYN, my GP, and a very kind doctor at Mt. Sinai over video conference, they are pretty certain it’s COVID-19. I can’t get tested unless I start having trouble breathing, so I’m going to count my lucky stars that I seem to be leaning towards the mild end of the scale. And sure, while it would be nice to know if I’m positive or not, I’m not willing to walk into a waiting room and possibly get other people sick just for my own selfish informational purposes. Recovery plan for me is the same either way: sleep, tons of fluids, and Tylenol. I AM FINE, I SWEAR, AND SO IS THE BABY! This virus can’t cross the placenta, so my uterus is literally the safest place for little peanut right now. I’m eating and drinking all the water in the world, and she’s kicking me almost hourly now, so I know she’s growing stronger by the day. Laughing makes me cough, which sucks, but smiling makes me happy, and my friends and family are helping me do just that and staying in contact as much as they can. Colin is taking excellent care of me. His TV doctor experience combined with his huge heart and love for me make for the best partner I could ask for, for this moment and for forever. And he’s feeling fine and staying an appropriate distance away! Also, Petey and Milo haven’t left my side, so I’m surrounded with love and healing energy on all sides. I’m so lucky. There are so many others who are not. Please keep turning your attention to them, and to the essential workers and the insanely brave and strong medical personnel, and to the people who are stocking your grocery shelves and delivering your food. The world is crazy right now, but this is not forever. Remember that. Love to all!

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“I started feeling very tired and achy with a fever and a cough that makes it feel like my head is splitting open from the inside out, and after talking to my incredible OBGYN, my GP, and a very kind doctor at Mt. Sinai over video conference, they are pretty certain it’s COVID-19,” the New York native wrote. “I can’t get tested unless I start having trouble breathing, so I’m going to count my lucky stars that I seem to be leaning towards the mild end of the scale.”

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Whether Murin has COVID-19 or something else, the actress said her recovery plan remains the same — “Sleep, tons of fluids, and Tylenol.”

She reassured her social media followers that she and her baby are both “fine.” Murin, who originated the role of Frozen‘s Princess Anna on Broadway, explained, “This virus can’t cross the placenta, so my uterus is literally the safest place for little peanut right now. I’m eating and drinking all the water in the world, and she’s kicking me almost hourly now, so I know she’s growing stronger by the day.”

Us Weekly confirmed in February that she and her husband, Colin Donnell, are expecting their first child after previously suffering a miscarriage. “I’m going to be someone’s mom!” the pregnant star said at the time.

The Arrow alum, 37, chimed in, “We’re totally thrilled. I don’t think there’s any way to really prepare ourselves. At least twice a day, we’re like, ‘Oh my gosh! This is really happening, isn’t it?’ It’s crazy exciting. We’re just super, overwhelmingly happy.”

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The Chicago Med alums tied the knot in 2015 in New York. Three years later, Murin opened up to Us exclusively about her pregnancy loss.

“They had asked me to come back in for a mix and match [for Frozen auditions] and I had a miscarriage four days before, so I said ‘No,’” she told Us at the time. “I knew by saying no it could absolutely let Frozen go from my life forever but I wasn’t in a place to go. I was sort of in a mindset of starting a family and was like, whatever’s going to happen is going to happen … It was an emotional couple of weeks.”

Donnell encouraged his wife to return to auditions, and she and Cassie Levy, who played Princess Elsa, went on to star as sisters onstage for two years. Their last show was in February.

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