Coronadiaries, August-December 2020

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Cashmere Bandit, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yikes that’s scary.

    We just got word our daycare has a positive kid. Thank fuck C1 wasn’t there, even if it was in a different room.
     
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  2. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

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  3. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    Hope she'll be ok!

    Our daycare had a cluster in the virtual classroom. They traced it to a drop in student. They normally don't have a drop in program, and started it just for virtual school. They've discontinued that program. Thankfully they keep all the wings fairly separated and don't allow parents of the older students in the classroom, etc, so it didn't spread.
     
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  4. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    My brother’s fiancé just text all her bridesmaids (me and my sister included) asking how we felt about May for a “bachelorette weekend.”

    1. Uh, COVID.
    2. A whole weekend?!
     
  5. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    3. In May
    4. In Miami or Key West

    I suggested July to be safer and apparently I "stressed her out" and she is declaring it's May and "if you don't want to come you don't have to." Which she 100% doesn't mean. Ugh
     
  6. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    This reminds me of my friend who waited until she lost like $20k in deposits to cancel her overseas wedding last summer. "I'm a covid bride and it's not faaaaaaiiiiiiiiirrrr."
     
  7. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    How much did the wedding cost if the deposits were 20K? OMJG. I have a feeling I will be in the Klassy brides IRL thread a lot.
     
  8. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    A lot of what couldn’t be recouped were lodging expenses. Her mom had put down money for every guest to spend two nights in a castle, plus a bunch of other vacation rentals to fill out the bride’s very full week-long itinerary.
     
  9. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    :eek: I know I did a destination wedding so I probably don’t have a lot of room to talk, but a week long itinerary?! My only “required” thing was wedding and reception.
     
  10. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    I don’t even know where to start with this, ugh. My mom’s live in boyfriend, T, just got positive test results for COVID. He was symptomatic on Wednesday and tested Thursday. He’s diabetic and overweight plus my mom’s a life long smoker so they’re the type that should be taking this seriously. They are both also still working outside of the house. Every year, T dresses up as Santa for a lot of friends’ and relatives’ kids and goes to their houses etc. My sister, J and I have been telling them for weeks not that they shouldn’t do that this year. They did it last weekend anyway and 4 days later he was symptomatic!! They were at 3 different houses, at least, with at least 6 different families!!! My sister told me my mom didn’t plan on telling my cousin who’s kids they did Santa for last weekend and I know that cousin planned on going to my grandparents for Christmas Eve. I was pissed because my grandparents are old and my grandfather was recently diagnosed with cancer and starting treatments!! Wtf. So I called my gram and luckily she had already heard from my aunt D so gram canceled Christmas! Not sure how my aunt D knew because my mom doesn’t talk to her but she told my aunt K who told my cousin that has the Santa visit. It’s just fucking baffling. My mom is “fascinated” with contact tracing and telling me how many people she knows that caught it from 1 person but apparently not how it applies to her. :bird: Oh, and she still went to work while T was symptomatic and waiting on test results!!
     
  11. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Ugggggh so much about that is just....fucked. Sorry your mom and T are being shitty about all this, bug.
     
  12. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    That a huge batch of terrible. I'm sorry they're such plague rats.
     
  13. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Ugh that’s terrible.

    We’re down to our last roll of tp. :no:
     
  14. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Yeah it’s baffling. Now my mom is complaining she can’t go back to work until the 4th but also saying she thinks she had it and was asymptomatic and gave it to him because “they don’t know anyone else with it.” You know, except the 3 people at my moms work, and the guy at T’s work, and the guy at the bar they go to that have it to 5 other people at that bar. I just have to laugh at her stupidity so I don cry. I don’t even know what to do.
     
  15. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

  16. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Ugh. People carrying on like that is why this shit is not getting better. Good for you and the aunt for telling gram, and glad she at least listened and cancelled.
     
  17. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Y'all...
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  18. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    YAY!!! <3<3<3<3<3
     
  19. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Yay! that's awesome.
     
  20. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Hooray! I’m getting mine in the next week or two as well, it’s such a relief.
     
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  21. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    So happy for you guys!! You’ve been working extra hard (let alone how hard medical personnel work in a non-pandemic) and this must just feel like such a relief!
     
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  22. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    It is a relief. One of the biggest worries I’ve had is inadvertently giving COVID to a patient or to my family - we don’t get tested here unless we have a high-risk exposure so I’ve only been tested once. It’ll be wonderful to feel more reassured that I’m not going to harm Z, who’s immunocompromised.

    On a more minor note, mandatory quarantines for fellow residents have wreaked fucking havoc on our schedules. People keep being called for overnight backup after working a day shift or pulled from elective to the ICU. It’s a disaster.
     
  23. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Liking for the first half @shakespeer . Exact same thoughts and fears.

    The mandatory quarantines plus actual illnesses have decimated my hospital. Every department and unit is way below skeleton crew status. Supplies are also constantly fluctuating due to the same problem affecting vendors.

    My unit is now also experiencing the same issue of not enough room for patients as every other unit has been dealing with for weeks/months. This is our usual busy season anyway, but we're also seeing the added covid pregnancies. There have also been a huge number of in-danger pregnancies and, depressingly, demises. It has been brutal.
     
  24. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I can’t imagine the toll this is taking on you guys. Jeff Goldblum bless the fact the vaccine is available and you guys are getting it, but damn the stories about the day to day of working covid units sounds so, so brutal.

    @Lh718 I’ve been seeing a lot of anecdotal amd some tentative finds saying there’s a higher rate of stillbirths since covid. Does it look like covid itself is making the pregnancies higher risk, or it’s incidental to covid (ex: more telehealth appointments and less monitoring, higher stress, etc.)?
     
  25. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @Afishwish maybe a bit of both? We call people without the outward symptoms "asymptomatic", but that might be kinda false if they have some silent symptoms. Blood clots, lower oxygenation, issues with blood vessels...that could all have negative effects on a fetus. Add on the stress, less monitoring, etc...