I do not have COVID-19. Yay. I actually am happy about this, but scared for all of us as a whole.
My symptoms were the result of being an asthmatic with an autoimmune disorder, breathing in the Saharan dust storm most of the day last Thursday (I did not read about the dust until the next day). So, yes, the Saharan dust storm actually caused a fever, cough, sore throat, and extreme fatigue in me.
I stayed in my bedroom all weekend with a HEPA air filter, and feel completely healthy now with zero symptoms. As a bonus, I finished my photo albums and most of a quilt I've been sewing on and off for well over a decade.
Ive cancelled my COVID-19 test to allow someone in greater need to access that time slot.
Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes.
It certainly was scary for DH and I to assume the worst for a couple of days.
To that effect, DH will still only be doing virtual visitation with skids.
When DD17 (who is currently in a very safe state) returns home to our very unsafe and stupid state at the end of the summer, she will also only be doing virtual visits with HCBD.
We will no longer be exposing our little family unit to the possible piss-poor quarantine choices of the "oops families."
DH and I will also be placing our greatest assets into a trust this summer to ensure that only DD17 will be heir to the major things, such as various properties, stocks, and Roth accounts, in case we pass away.
Skids will be set up with a nominal gift to let them know that we do care about them... but given that they couldn't care less about us, it will be simply a token and nothing significant.
Its an eye opener to even imagine for a day that you could be among the deatn stats.