A Ponca City man was an early 'Face of COVID-19' for Oklahomans. Here's how he's doing
July 12, 2020
PONCA CITY - Fifty-one days after COVID-19 put him in the hospital, Geoffrey Cowan returned home to continue the hard work of regaining what he lost to the disease.
His physical therapist told him it could take up to a year to recover the muscle mass, strength and stamina he suffered from being sedated and on a ventilator for a month. Cowan dropped 30 pounds and was too weak to open a water bottle.
"It's a tremendous sense of loss," he said, counting both the physical and emotional toll.
Isolation from family and friends wore him down to the point he was crying multiple times a day. And...