The Plague


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Forest at the school district COVID-19 testing center this morning.

Well. Here we are. The plague has arrived at our house, courtesy of the elementary school. Forest was slightly congested late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning and we gave him Zyrtec and went on our merry way. It is almost spring and he *is* back in school so germs are going to be rampant. But last night he sounded worse and overnight he slept horribly and this morning we knew we couldn’t send him to school. Our district has a free testing site during certain hours so off Forest and I went. Really, I thought it was going to be a cold. But 15 minutes later the nurse came over with a slip of paper telling us he was positive!

Oh boy.

So, now we’re really quarantined at home. Chris and I were feeling fine but as the day has progressed we both have those early symptoms of a cold where you know something is about to go down. We have not been tested but it is safe to assume with a six year old in your face all the time that we’re contaminated, too. And Chris is in the Johnson and Johnson vaccine trial…so I’m curious how this will play out for him.

We’ve placed a curbside grocery order and I need to run up to the office after hours to get my laptop so I can work when I feel like it next week. And now those camping plans for Goose Island next weekend are toast.

I’ll update in a few days but hopefully we’re in the mild range of symptoms.

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3 thoughts on “The Plague

  1. shoreacres says:

    Oh, boy — indeed. I hope your experience is that of some friends whose friends have had it: mild and short-lived!

  2. Moosie says:

    Prayers for mild and short lived also. Love moosie

  3. REBECCA KELLEY REED says:

    Such a bummer. Hope you all feel better soon and that your experience is similar to my FIL’s (minimal symptoms and a short time period). We were quarantined earlier this month due to exposure, but none of us ended up with the plague and fingers crossed our camping trip later this month won’t get derail by any either.

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