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COVID In The House—Literally!

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Has 6 years experience.

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Friday around lunchtime I got the call we’ve been dreading. My son’s 3rd grade class had a positive COVID exposure and his entire class has to quarantine for 2 weeks.  My husband picked him up from school early. Of course they can’t tell us who it was, but my son thinks it’s his best friend because he’s been absent since Wednesday.

Friday evening my son was feeling sick to his stomach then started vomiting. Saturday morning he was still vomiting, despite trying clear liquids then ice chips then NPO. I took him to the ER and had him tested. My 9 year old has COVID.

He’s quarantined to his bedroom, bathroom, and his brother’s room (brother is in the Army, at basic training, so he uses his computer for schoolwork). I am fully vaccinated but my high-risk husband has only had one dose of his Pfizer.

I need good thoughts and prayers and all that stuff.

My son is worried about his friend and now about himself since we lost my uncle to COVID in December, but he’s feeling much better physically. I can’t let my concern show because my son and husband would BOTH panic. My son is VERY smart and perceptive and my husband has a-fib, diabetes, and is a cancer survivor (all diagnosed within 3 months of each other!) so he’s on edge.

Just trying to maintain my sanity!

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

(((Hugs)))

Ahhhh!  So sorry to hear this, and many are going around crowing about opening up the schools.  Your hubby and son (and you), are in our prayers.

cowboysandangels, BSN

Specializes in Peds. Has 21 years experience.

Let's look at the positives in the situation (no pun intended).  You are vaccinated and hubby had at least one dose!  You know the precautions to take and you are doing the best you can.  Sending you all the good vibes. Watch for symptoms for you and hubby and stay healthy! 

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Sending healing vibes your way. ---along with some chicken soup.

 

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SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 24 years experience.

Sending my healing thoughts and prayers. Keep him far away from hubby if at all possible. I hope he's better soon.

((Hugs)). Hang in there.

CABGpatch_RN, BSN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 20 years experience.

Heartbreaking for everyone.  Sending nothing but love and good juju your way, T-Bird.  💓

T-Bird78

Has 6 years experience.

Thanks everyone. He started feeling much better and we’re trying to keep it that way.  Our house has a split bedroom plan, so our master is on one side of the house and the boys’ rooms and bathroom are on the other, so he’s confined to “the East wing” as I call it.  We’re doing no-contact food deliveries via a TV set up in the hall. Honestly, the hardest part is not being able to hug him. Oh, his class is doing virtual for two weeks so he was able to see his friend, and his friend is feeling better, so that helped him too. 

spotangel, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds. Has 32 years experience.

Hugs n prayers and the east wing plan is good. Air out the rooms and lots of fresh fruits, soups and rest! He is in good hands! You can always vent here!! Go all out with a freakathon! We got you!

Ladyscrubs

Specializes in Nursey stuff. Has 36+ years experience.

Perhaps I am confused. You said you have been vaccinated, so go hug your kid and quarantine hubby, otherwise what was the sense of your vaccine?

spotangel, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds. Has 32 years experience.

Warm salt water gargles, lying on his stomach and Vicks steam inhalations help too! Hope things calm down! Be positive! He will soon be negative by the Grace of God!

subee, MSN, CRNA

Specializes in CRNA, Finally retired. Has 49 years experience.

37 minutes ago, Ladyscrubs said:

Perhaps I am confused. You said you have been vaccinated, so go hug your kid and quarantine hubby, otherwise what was the sense of your vaccine?

Because your vaccine is not 100% coverage and you have a high risk member in the house.

OldEMTNurse, LPN, EMT-I

Specializes in LTC. Has 24 years experience.

boy you are having your trials my dear. Hopefully all will turn out alright for you.  (((HUGS)))

T-Bird78

Has 6 years experience.

And he had a nasty nosebleed the other night. He gets them a good bit, but this one took a while to stop (good thing I work ENT!) so I’m all up in his face, helping him hold pressure, and he’s trying to grab my hand with his bloody germy hands because I’m putting more pressure on than he’d like. Ugh. LOL. 

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

On 3/29/2021 at 10:10 AM, T-Bird78 said:

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Friday around lunchtime I got the call we’ve been dreading. My son’s 3rd grade class had a positive COVID exposure and his entire class has to quarantine for 2 weeks.  My husband picked him up from school early. Of course they can’t tell us who it was, but my son thinks it’s his best friend because he’s been absent since Wednesday.

Friday evening my son was feeling sick to his stomach then started vomiting. Saturday morning he was still vomiting, despite trying clear liquids then ice chips then NPO. I took him to the ER and had him tested. My 9 year old has COVID.

He’s quarantined to his bedroom, bathroom, and his brother’s room (brother is in the Army, at basic training, so he uses his computer for schoolwork). I am fully vaccinated but my high-risk husband has only had one dose of his Pfizer.

I need good thoughts and prayers and all that stuff.

My son is worried about his friend and now about himself since we lost my uncle to COVID in December, but he’s feeling much better physically. I can’t let my concern show because my son and husband would BOTH panic. My son is VERY smart and perceptive and my husband has a-fib, diabetes, and is a cancer survivor (all diagnosed within 3 months of each other!) so he’s on edge.

Just trying to maintain my sanity!

Wishing you all the best thoughts in the world and hopefully everything will be fine. I would suggest that you let your training kick in and take over the household with all the necessary precautions. Don't take any backchat from your husband or anyone. Put your training into gear!