Res Ipsa wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:50 pm
Jersey Girl wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:47 am
All three in the household are now tested positive. Me and the Boy could be next.
HELP. Praying the boosters cover this. HELP.
The bivalent boosters don’t provide a ton of protection against transmission. But they do provide good protection against serious disease, My 87 year old Dad has COVID a couple of weeks ago, and he described his symptoms as that of a bad cold.
What your family has is almost certainly Omicron BA.5 or one of its subvariants. They have evolved to escape immunity, but severity is low, especially for those who are fully boosted.
The best precautions you can take now have to do with airflow. Wear your N-95 at home as much as practicable. If you have HEPA filters or have made Corsi-Rosenthal boxes, run them full time. Otherwise, use windows for ventilation. If either of you become symptomatic, isolate from each other as best you can.
Keep in mind that RAT tests can show a negative result for several days after a person becomes infectious. If PCR tests are still available in your area, they will pick up an infection before an RAT. If you become symptomatic, get ahold of a Doc right away, as Paxlovid treatment needs to start in the first five days to be effective.
Check with your local health department about when to go to the ER. Many ER’s are buried with COVID, RSV and flu cases.
And remember to breathe.
Thank you for the reminders, RI. Even after keeping up with my thread and new developments here all this time, I assure you I needed some coaching.
The Boy tested positive.
I suspect that I'm next in line.
We are staying apart from each other for the time being. I got past my initial panic last night and put my brain in gear. When you can't run away, of course you have to dig in your heels. Put my mask on in the house. Yanked out the wipes and wiped everything down that was touchable. I slept with the windows wide open last night and the ceiling fan on. Fortunately it's not wintry cold here right now. Pulled out stuff for making a soup this afternoon.
So far, he is coughing a bit and feels like he has a cold. I sent him to his room
, to put a mask on and open the windows.
I already put a call to my GP so that is done.
I put in a small grocery order last night for some immune boosting foods. Since it's contactless pick up, I'm going to go get it this afternoon.
I feel fine. I don't expect to continue to feel fine.
In terms of this thread, this is a little mind blowing. Here, I've been posting updates as you and others have, encouraging and checking in with others, and now...I'm telling OUR story.
So incredibly strange...
The Score so far: 4 positive, 3 unaffected.