Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Plague House 2022

Just when I thought I we might be starting to get our shit back together, too...

Beautiful Wife tested positive for COVID on Monday, after a night of not feeling too well (mainly sinus meltdown and sore throat). Secondborn is running a fever, and Firstborn and I have both shown up with less serious fevers. So, you know, we're back to isolating and medicating and hydrating and... 

Yeah. We're fortunate that we have a nebulizer and something to put in it -- that seems to have kept the thing from moving down into pneumonia and/or bronchitis.

Really could have done without this, especially right now. It seems like the end of the school year and the start of summer is just one damned thing after another. There are small blessings to be counted, but that's hard to do when the hits keep coming. 

Right now it's not so bad for me and Firstborn, but Beautiful Wife is just starting to come out of it and Secondborn keeps trying to run a fever that's worryingly high. I'm tired, but I'm waiting to see if it gets worse.

And with that, it's definitely time to go to bed. Y'all... take care, please. Everybody in my area seems to be acting like the pandemic is over, but it's very definitely not and the potential long-term side-effects are worrisome, by which I mean terrifying.


  1. That sucks! I hope you all feel better soon.

    I’ve been getting some pushback from people in my area about stuff like wearing masks, avoiding unnecessary time indoors, etc. (And, no, I’m not telling anyone else what to do or anything like that. Just quietly taking precautions. :) )

    I totally understand pandemic fatigue, but you’re right that this isn’t over yet.

    1. Thank you. So far, so good. Yesterday I was just kind of waiting to see, but I think we're actually pulling back out of it. We're all thoroughly vaxxed, at least.

  2. Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear that this is happening to you guys. I really hope that you all turn a corner and start to improve soon. I have some medical issues so I'm still N95 masking as I have been since March 2020 and my kid is missing half days so as not to have to spend any time indoors without a mask since no one - and I mean NO ONE - is masking anymore. It's so frustrating. I get that people WANT the pandemic to be over, but if wishes were horses and all that. I really hope you guys make it through and recover fully. I'll be sending out some good thoughts for you and your family, if you believe in that kind of thing!

    1. Thanks! We'll take all the encouragement we can get. I *think* we're coming back out of it, but I'm not taking anything for granted yet.


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