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Skids are sick

Merrigan's picture

The SDs are feeling sick. SO and I haven't seen them since Boxing Day. As per my blog history, they and their mom are unvaccinated and BM is anti-mask.  They have access to free rapid tests but the girls are afraid of them, and he feels he can't force them to take one.

SO told me today about the SDs feeling sick, so we agreed I wouldn't go to his place this weekend (we live separately). However, he's going to have them over at his place for visitation regardless.  I'm doing the responsible thing and staying away from him for two weeks - he's off anyway, but I take transit to work (essential worker) and could infect a ton of people if I caught it from him or the skids. I'm technically quadruple vaccinated so I might not even feel sick if I contract COVID, so I could infect people unknowingly.

SO was nervous when telling me this.  He said he hopes it's just "the sniffles", but he's worried.  

I'm just overwhelmed with the possibility that this could be COVID.  We're in a hot spot for the new variant.  




JRI's picture

How nerve wracking.  But you are doing the right thing.  I hope your SO doesn't get it, either, whatever it is.

Merrigan's picture

He's healthy and vaccinated, but older than me. He's super tall and skinny with allergies that affect his respiratory system. His kids are the same. I'm worried about all of them.  

advice.only2's picture

Well it's a reality we are all living with.  His options are to skip visitation or have it and do what he can to mitigate getting infected 

Ashleytenorio17's picture

Im sorry you guys are going through this. In my city the testing has died down and I got tested 2 times in the past 3 weeks and didn't have to wait very long. I do know that a nasty flu like cold is going around here in my city. Covid tests and flu test are negative but people are getting very sick. Just do what you can do to protect yourself 

Rags's picture

My SIL is an antivaxer and she and her whole family got COVID.  They were all sick as dogs.  She of course loves to point out that I, at the time, had been COVID vax'd three times and got it.

I relish in pointing out how I basically had a moderate cold for two weeks while she, her DH, and their unvaxed spawn were extremely sick and her DH ended up hospitalized. Of course she goes into cricket mode when I point out the facts of the two situations. I also point out that my DW was tripple vax'd at the time I got it and she never got it.

10 days ago I did Pfizer #4 and a Pneumonia vaccine as well.  I pretty much get them all and have my whole life. Growing up internationally then working as Expats we did not have much of a choice if we wanted to live where ever the opportunity was.

Needles are a huge friend to my comprimized immune system. Sign me up for all of the jabs.