Well the inevitable happened. After managing to avoid Covid for so long, after the Christmas return to school and the Omicron variant being absolutely everywhere where I live… So many people I know were posting “It got me!” on social media, and well. It got us too. I was highly angry when it happened as I have been so careful all this time and it just spread through my son’s school and because of the current government rules we didn’t need to be notified about it so the first I was made aware was Dylan being really upset in the middle of the night, complaining of a headache and spending a couple of house awake with him trying to soothe him before suggesting he take a covid Lateral Flow test to be sure (our go to – if you’re out of sorts, take an LFT) and there it was, a very faint line, but I saw it. While my hubby wasn’t so sure and couldn’t see a line himself, Dylan the absolute trouper that he is, took another one for us and it was clear as day on that one a mere 3 hours later.
Being in close contact with Dylan once he had tested to make sure he was OK and if he wanted cuddles and comfort then heck covid or not my boy was getting it. I know he was anxious and upset about it, and those first couple of days for the boy who loves to jump around and won’t keep still, he just lay on the sofa complaining about his bad head and fighting off taking a nap – which for a 10 minute window he couldn’t escape any longer and conked out asleep on the sofa but promptly woke back up. That Monday was day zero for him, and as we are allowed to test from day 5 (you need 2 negative tests in a row to be able to come out of the 10 day isolation early) he continued to test positive and then he did not want to test any longer and was getting visibly distressed. I called the school and explained our dilemma.
Well, of course I woke up on Thursday and felt unwell and took an LFT… Negative. I knew it wasn’t right and booked in for a PCR test through the nearest drive through test centre. I woke up on Friday early still not well at all and tested on the LFT (habit by this point as I was testing daily since Dylan was positive) and boom. Positive. 6.15am my PCR result came in from Thursday and it was indeed positive. Knew that LFT was incorrect. Friday hubby also tested positive on his LFT.
So you see our dilemma. Dylan was due back to school before we were allowed out of isolation and he was still testing positive on day 7, so it didn’t bode well for us. Speaking with the school and going over Dylan’s needs, he was allowed to miss school on Friday – as he was still testing positive before he stopped taking tests, the fact we didn’t even know if we could come out of isolation and just to be sure in addition to the fact he had been off school the whole week before and most of this week to only return for one day… It was deemed setting him up for failure. So he has work set but that’s a whole other battle to get him to do that at home when there is the switch and his tablet to play on. *roll eyes*
Here we are, day 6 for us and I’m still testing positive, I had to miss work last weekend and this weekend is fast approaching – my days 9 and 10 of isolation. Ideally I need to test negative tomorrow and Friday. At the very least I need to get up really early on Friday to test as they need to be taken at least 24 hours apart to count and test in enough time before my shift on Saturday and test negative on both of those. If my result on Friday is still positive then work on Saturday is a no go and I will need to test early Saturday and again on Sunday. If Saturday is still positive then it’s another weekend off work for me 😦 I would then be officially out of isolation on Monday so that would be on the school run with mask as I have been doing it since 2020 and staying at home for a couple more days.
We are really hoping we test negative soon as it is getting to all of us. Dylan needs to go back to school to see his friends, hubs needs to get out of the house, and this mummy needs a nice long quiet bath and a rest which is long over due and dare I say I’m missing the fresh air and walking the school run. I am embracing a Notion set up to help me navigate everything in the home and keep up with everyone and enjoying what it can offer me. I have my Dashboard set up with my important stuff for me personally and I have begun setting up a household Hub that I will add hubby to so that we have things like recipes and a wiki including how to use the washing machine, to hand.
Please keep your fingers crossed for us all! I will be back at some point soon to post about my Memory Keeping plans for 2022 🙂 Until then, chat soon everyone!