Bad news for the family. Found out last Sunday. My granddaughter and son-in-law have both come down with COVID. He and my daughter are fully vaccinated but of course, the baby is not.
Baby developed a fever and discomfort so off to the doctor she went. They did a quick test right there and determined COVID. My daughter was coming down with some kind of illness – sore throat, fever, and aches – but they wouldn’t test her because it wasn’t her appointment, just her daughter’s. (Roling my eyes in disdain. F-ing bureaucracy.) They told her to go home and do a home test. We assumed that she probably had COVID as well.
So she went home and tested and her hubby came out positive while daughter came out negative. The test is not perfect, false negatives are possible, and COVID-like symptoms of a different illness at the same time seems an unlikely coincidence. So until she does a second test and it comes out negative, we’re treating it as a false negative. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 BA2 – the dominant highly contagious version – are cough, fatigue, congestion, and runny nose.
Of course, we have all been in close contact with each other over the weekend.
My understanding is that COVID in infants is mild and that vaccination greatly reduces the chances of catching it and minimizes the symptoms if you do. No worries here, just sympathy.
Her hubby is completely asymptomatic. We’re pretty sure he got it from the dojo he goes to. They’re being notified. My granddaughter has a mild fever and appears unhappy. Of course, she doesn’t have words to explain what’s going on. Daughter is fairly miserable too. Mom is going over to help out in a socially distanced way. She spent 40 years as an RN, so she knows the protocol.
We’re going to wait 3 days and do a home test. In the meantime, we’re going to self-isolate. Kaiser is bugging me to get a 4th vaccination since they think I’m in a high-risk group – over 65. Now I wish I’d done it immediately when it came available.
Neither my wife nor I have any symptoms. If we come out clean, Friday I’m heading up to Frisco to do the Bare to Breakers. If not, it’s a ten-day self-imposed quarantine. Such interesting times we live in!
May 29, 2022 at 20:34
I am sorry to hear the pandemic never-ending has hurt you and yours. I was not able to test mine when I probably had Omicron, but my symptoms, while present, were very mild. I have had four vaccinations so far and have spent more time being ill from those than from my actual Covid. My son who tested positive in 2020 is off to boot camp in the Air Force with no after effects. I hope your family ends up only mildly affected too.
May 30, 2022 at 11:23
Everyone is happy and healthy.
It occurs to me that one method of fighting an epidemic would be to introduce a mild version of a disease that gave immunity to the more dangerous version but was far more infectious. . Omicron may be doing this naturally.
May 30, 2022 at 11:46
I believe that’s right, at least in my case.
May 13, 2022 at 20:22
Update. Wife and I have no symptoms and are clean on the home test.
Daughter is recovering nicely. Son in law and granddaughter never had serious symptoms to begin with. They are isolating until all their tests are negative. Things are working out.
I’m the “maybe” variable in this. Had back spasms yesterday and this morning that just about shut me down. After lots of stretching and some flexiril, I seem to be moving OK.
Lower back spasms have been a problem with me for a couple of decades now. They seem to get triggered by little or nothing and can leave me a cripple. One obvious solution is to lose my COVID 15 lbs. It doesn’t want to go. “Body core” exercises might help or might not. Getting old ain’t for sissies.
May 13, 2022 at 19:52
So sorry to hear!
May 9, 2022 at 22:47
Stay safe. Hope you’re all doing better soon. My family had it before the vaccines were available and the kids did way better than us. The headaches were and still are the worst part of it for me.
Drink lots. We found Gatorade helped. Other electrolyte beverages should work too.
May 9, 2022 at 15:29
Did you mean Pfizer when you said Kaiser?
May 9, 2022 at 15:32
Nope. Kaiser is my HMO.
May 9, 2022 at 15:06
Oh no! Hope this passes quickly.