Kory wrote: ↑
04 Jan 2021, 4:31pm
matedog wrote: ↑
04 Jan 2021, 10:52am
Mimi wrote: ↑
04 Jan 2021, 10:07am
matedog wrote: ↑
04 Jan 2021, 12:10am
Wife and daughter both tested negative which is good, but now I have no idea what to do. It would have been almost easier if they were positive (and asymptomatic).
Sleep in a separate room, wear a mask around the house, keep your distance as much as possible, get retested soon.
That's the plan as of this morning, though I am IMCT-sized, so I don't fit on my couch. This also means my wife is going to have to take on most of the child care this week while also trying to work full time.
Her family that we saw on Christmas is all getting tested. If they all come back negative and my retest comes back negative then that will (not definitely) support it being a false positive.
I'm reading that those are pretty common. Let us know, bud.
They are not recommending me get retested. The nurse was pretty pissed off and I'm sure she gets people insisting on false positives all the time. The main thing is if I test positive, I have to restart my quarantine (I'm 4 days into the 10 day quarantine). Not the end of the world, but now we are trying to figure out how to get June back into preschool, assuming it is safe to do so. Preschool basically said "she's got a negative test, bring her in" but we aren't comfortable with that.
Current plan is that the coworker is moving out of the extra bedroom we have today, fortunately, so I will move down there hopefully tonight and separate myself from the wife and kid. Currently I'm masking in the house now, but the extra bedroom is separate from the rest of the house, so this will help. Jeanine and June get retested at the end of the week to confirm they are still negative and then send June back to preschool next Monday.
Sucks a whole bunch that my wife has to bear the brunt of the extra work now since I can't really help watch after June. She basically has to take the whole week off. Also keeping a 3 year old inside for 10 days in a maybe 1000SF house isn't so easy. When we kept her home over 5 months in 2020, the easiest way to kill time was to go on hikes which we can't do now. We'll get through it, but it's going to be fucking hard and Jeanine is going to have it the hardest. I just have to be grateful we are healthy and have nice things like a spare bedroom and employment.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.