Friday, January 28, 2022

Wednesday Disaster 2

What is a symptom of Covid in children? Yep, vomiting.

Friday looks like being very wet, so we decided to shop this Thursday. Halfway through shopping Ex Sis in Law called. Little Em had tested positive for Covid, and her asymptomatic mother Oldest Niece had too. Little M was negative and their brother 30 month old Little L refused to have anything shoved up his nose so his mother was taking him for professional testing. I don't know about Oldest Niece's husband.

No wonder Little Em was unwell last night. The twins Mother tested positive nearly a week ago and has been isolating, but that would not be related. They all had so much contact with each other last night. It would be amazing if the twins and Little M don't end up positive. Before the outing Ex Sis in Law tested herself and her twin granddaughters.

We completed our shopping with the buying of a couple of extra things in case we caught Covid last night. We can do a seven day isolation with enough food and drink. With the thought of isolating, I took down the recycling to the basement. We posted Little Em's birthday card early and we are as prepared as we can be. It is the poor kid's birthday next week but she will be in isolation, and she is supposed to return to school on Monday as the summer holidays end.

The latest regulations indicated we did not have to self test after such contact, but it was recommended. 

The first test kits I ordered online took a couple of weeks to arrive and they are only saliva tests. I mucked mine up, not being able to follow the directions. R mucked his up not able to follow the directions. R has a low tolerance of anything that isn't straight forward. He was in a grump. The kits were truly shocking  complicated. Earlier this week he picked up his 5 free pensioner RAT kits, that is 5 free for 3 months. These were the normal tests we have seen used and they were quite simple to use. We tested negative. Unless we develop symptoms, there is nothing else to do. 

So finally Covid has hit family but at least our family is as vaccinated appropriate to their age as they can be. Given that side of the family rather laissez faire social behaviour and their various different employments, it is amazing that none had become infected before. 

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  1. Ouch. I wondered. I hope everyone gets out of it as lightly as possible. And hope that you and R stay free of the plague.

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    1. You had a Covid thought EC? All are are in varying degrees ok.

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  2. John's daughter's family had it at Christmas. Another friend's daughter who is a nurse as well. Otherwise we have been spared. I feel like I am tempting fate just writing this.

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    1. Jackie, I am Covid free at my keyboard. Nothing for you to worry about. You have been ever so cautious, as have we.

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  3. Grandgirl had it, she was vaxxed and boostered with NO known contact as she and partner are super careful due to his father being seriously ill. Some I hear of picking it up in quick shopping for groceries. In the air, or, or.....one never knows. Good luck to you and R, Andrew. Mind yourselves as my people say.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, surfaces don't seem to be the problem. The air people breath out certainly is. Thanks. So far so good.

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  4. I think I prefer Ratana to the above.
    Isn't it funny how things have changed. Last year everyone at Her Maj would have been isolated (that's if they could go in the first place). I hope Little Em has no other issues. A shame she will miss the first week of school.

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    1. Caro, Ratty did make an appearance today after an absence for a few days. I can't remember what nonsense the comment above was. I just ascertain it is spam and delete. I reckon there would have a good bit of transmission at Her Maj. Price worth paying?

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    2. Amy was directed away from the spill. Transmission would be whatever it would be. I don't see a major issue. Ratty's mate was suggesting methods of ending life. Not cool.

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  5. Oh no! Thank goodness you're vaxxed. Hope those tests continue to be negative.

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    1. Agreed 100% re the adults.

      Children having positive Covid test results is even sadder than fully vaccinated adults getting it. They don't understand what Covid is, how it spreads and what isolation means.

      Distant hugs to all your family.
















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    2. Sandra, I think we missed a bullet.

      Hels, the isolation is really hard for kids but they don't seem to get very sick. Thank you.

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  6. Oh dear, Godzilla has been getting too close to you and your better half. Good job you have had anti-Godzilla vaccinations. You should also think about anti-Godzilla spray which I can sell to you at a very reasonable price.

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    1. Let's talk turkey YP. Five quid for one can of anti-Godzilla spray, a similar price to anti bear spray. If it is effective, we could be ongoing customers. You have my email address to send your bank deposit details.

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  7. I had forgotten about the pensioner free RATs now being available. I should probably get some. Maybe. I'm so sorry to hear so many in your family have it now, but at least they are vaccinated and shouldn't suffer after effects.

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    1. River, they are all doing ok. Thanks. Get your RAT's and you can sell them to the desperate at inflated prices. Seriously, I think you need three kits up your sleeve. Not official but I suggest as test as soon as you know and if negative, another test in a couple of days later.

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  8. That is sad news but common news these days. I hope you two stay safe. Sonya, Bernie and the two boys have had it too.Boys were not able to be vaccinated at that time but they are now. they got it from a cousin at a family gathering. No one is safe anymore.

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    1. Diane, I am pleased that your family here have had it and survived well. That doesn't stop you from getting it again, but you will have really good antibodies.

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  9. Oh dear. Proof that none of us is an island. It'll be a miracle if we all don't catch it at some point.

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    1. Cro, if we catch it from anyone, it will be the kids in the family. How can you not give them a hug and cuddle.

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  10. Hope you remain negative.

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    1. Strayer, we will test again tomorrow.

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  11. ‘They’ say it’s more infectious but aren’t too bothered if you have it or don’t.
    Take good care of each other, be kind to each other, seven days will be over before you know it. You could keep us entertained with daily reports on ‘Life in The Highrise during these Tense Times’
    Here’s hoping all the others stay well

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    1. Cathy, thanks. We don't have to isolate, fortunately, although we were prepared for it. Testing again tomorrow.

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  12. Do take care. I purchased two tests and have 4 coming from our Prez. Jack does not go out, and when I do I am very careful.
    We are both fully vaxxed, but we hear that it doesn't make much difference. The only thing the vax does is make the Covid less likely to kill you.
    One must hope this is true.
    Stay safe and stay well, my dear!

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    1. Maribeth, less likely to kill you is a good enough reason for me. Staying masked must give you some protection.

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  13. It is always surprising to me when those not very careful can avoid it for so long and yet those who are vigilant can get it before them... very much attributing NOT getting it now to Dumb Luck, given the stats around here.

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    1. Bohemian, I think luck does play a part.

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  14. Well I'm sorry to hear about your positive tests but hopefully everyone will stay relatively well since you're vaccinated. I've never heard of vomiting as a symptom!

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    1. Steve, I can't vouch for vomiting being a symptom. I was told that.

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  15. I never knew that vomiting was a symptom of covid in children!

    I really like that you and R are so matter of factly prepared, and will deal with whatever comes up in a sensible sort of way. Over here, such sensibilty seems in short supply.

    Good thoughts to you and your family members.

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    1. I was told that Debby. I can't say I have read it myself. We are not perfect. I mentioned about getting rid of our rubbish if we had to isolate and we agreed we could sneak out to the rubbish chute at night while being masked and gloved.

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