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Blue Dawn

(879 posts)
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 07:44 AM Jan 2022

My 33-year-old daughter has COVID.

She received both vaccinations and the booster. She and her boyfriend are both pharmacists, and they started coughing a lot so chose to get tested immediately. She texted us after getting the rapid COVID test and said it was negative. She then had the PCR test. Early this morning she texted to say that it was positive. Her boyfriend has type 1 diabetes, so I am especially concerned about him. He has received both vaccinations and his booster, We havent heard yet whether or not his test was positive, but I am assuming that it will be.

I am worried, of course. They have both been so smart, so careful, always wearing their masks, limiting exposure to others. They live 600 miles away in Florida, so I can't just hop in my car and take them my homemade chicken soup (not that soup has any magical healing properties). I just want to do something....but I don't even know what that would be. I know that chances are good that they will not end up hospitalized, but COVID offers us no guarantees. I would change places with her in a heartbear if I could.

My 38-year-old niece and her boyfriend just both tested positive for COVID, too. Apprently, neither of them have been vaccinated. I definitely am worried about them.

I am going to be positive in my texts to my daughter and hide my anxiety. She doesnt need to be concerned about her mom's fears, that's for sure.

I know that many DUers have family and friends who have tested positive for COVID. My heart goes out to each and every one of them. We are all living with so much uncertainty in terms of how a person's immune system will handle the virus. I guess that's my big concern.

Anyway, thank you for reading. I just had to share the news with people I care about. DUers have always been so kind and supportive to me.

Hugs to all......

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My 33-year-old daughter has COVID. (Original Post) Blue Dawn Jan 2022 OP
I hope everyone gets through this without serious illness. milestogo Jan 2022 #1
My Mom used to say "When you've reached the end of your rope, Atticus Jan 2022 #2
Never heard that one, really like it Walleye Jan 2022 #5
My parents used to make a big pot of chili and freeze itz Tetrachloride Jan 2022 #3
Remember to take care of yourself as well. Too many people getting this Walleye Jan 2022 #4
Feeling your concern this morning... my 21 yr old granddaughter is being tested this morning... secondwind Jan 2022 #6
Vaccines don't protect your sinuses YP_Yooper Jan 2022 #9
Before I got brave enough to give shots to all my foster felines, I used an "intranasal" vaccine Karadeniz Jan 2022 #18
Hopefully their researach will pan out. YP_Yooper Jan 2022 #26
Vaccines do not provide total immunity Random Boomer Jan 2022 #14
my niece and her family got it. barbtries Jan 2022 #7
My adult children' sister, niece and niece's daughters ALBliberal Jan 2022 #8
my wife tested positive/I tested negative onethatcares Jan 2022 #10
Retest with a throat swab? ecstatic Jan 2022 #19
just a guess..... getagrip_already Jan 2022 #20
thanks, she gets the bedroom/bath combo onethatcares Jan 2022 #24
My twin granddaughters snowybirdie Jan 2022 #11
Hope that they are on the mend quickly Sherman A1 Jan 2022 #12
Hope she and her boyfriend recover quickly! MissB Jan 2022 #13
My DIL tested positive as well Maeve Jan 2022 #15
I hope everyone recovers good and well, quickly. Bluethroughu Jan 2022 #16
I'm so sorry. piddyprints Jan 2022 #17
all the best to them markie Jan 2022 #21
Vibes to you all. applegrove Jan 2022 #22
I must gently disagree. Borchkins Jan 2022 #23
May all be well soon blogslug Jan 2022 #25
It may be in our house also....... getagrip_already Jan 2022 #27
Best of luck to all! CaptainTruth Jan 2022 #28
Sending hugs and healing vibes for all of you. niyad Jan 2022 #29
My 34 year old daughter has had it twice Woodwizard Jan 2022 #30
I'm sorry Dorian Gray Jan 2022 #31
Delivery food services. haele Jan 2022 #32


(7,663 posts)
3. My parents used to make a big pot of chili and freeze itz
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 07:51 AM
Jan 2022

it can give you something to do.

i was similar 2x this past 2 months


(29,910 posts)
4. Remember to take care of yourself as well. Too many people getting this
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 07:51 AM
Jan 2022
Hoping everyone is completely recovered soon


(16,903 posts)
6. Feeling your concern this morning... my 21 yr old granddaughter is being tested this morning...
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:13 AM
Jan 2022

coughing, fever, etc. She's also fully vaccinated and boosted... WTF is going on.



(291 posts)
9. Vaccines don't protect your sinuses
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:36 AM
Jan 2022

They provide systemic antibodies, but this is a respiratory virus, so infects your sinuses and the mucosal immunity (think a runny nose when you get sick) doesn't have those antibodies. So it takes time for your body to kill it, and in the meantime, easily spreads to others. Your innards are protected by the vaccine.

While the currently approved vaccines induce systemic immune responses, they probably do not evoke mucosal immunity in form of mucosal, secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA) or tissue-resident memory T cells (TRM). Secretory, polymeric IgA can neutralize incoming viral particles at the mucosal surface before infection of epithelial cells takes place, which is important for an optimal protection against respiratory virus infections



(21,901 posts)
18. Before I got brave enough to give shots to all my foster felines, I used an "intranasal" vaccine
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 09:12 AM
Jan 2022

for the main causes of the upper respiratory illnesses. I remember reading that a benefit to it was that it helped protect the nasal passages where the viruses would enter. Perhaps we also need a vaccine that can be applied to the nasal area, especially for people whose jobs entail a lot of exposure to the public.



(291 posts)
26. Hopefully their researach will pan out.
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 09:38 AM
Jan 2022

much better for the damn virus to die in my sinuses than get inside

Random Boomer

(4,148 posts)
14. Vaccines do not provide total immunity
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:50 AM
Jan 2022

Omicron covid is incredibly contagious, so everyone is most likely going to be exposed eventually. Masks and social distancing will help slow the spread, but they wont' stop it.

Vaccines will help the average healthy person from getting so sick they need to be hospitalized, but it won't necessarily stop them from getting symptoms.

WTF? It's a pandemic. This is what happens in pandemics.


(28,626 posts)
7. my niece and her family got it.
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:18 AM
Jan 2022

she's boosted, her obese husband is vaccinated and not boosted. Neither has had to go to the hospital. Their young children have been almost entirely asymptomatic and she complains of nothing other than fatigue. I think it's been the worst for her husband and he is the one I worry about.

i hear some say eventually we'll all have it and I'm still trying to beat those odds but my hope is waning that i will.


(2,253 posts)
8. My adult children' sister, niece and niece's daughters
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:19 AM
Jan 2022

Age 10 and 6 all have Covid all vaxxed.

Symptoms have been like a bad cold with exhaustion thrown in. Taking 8-10 days to recuperate.

Thankful no breathing concerns no hospitalizations.

We don’t know if it’s omicron but I guess it is judging from how contagious it is.

Thank goodness they were all vaccinated.


(16,070 posts)
10. my wife tested positive/I tested negative
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:41 AM
Jan 2022

what's the protocol for dealing with that?

should I lock her in a room or should I lock myself in a room (both with needed items)

both phizer vaxxed, both have booster shots


(32,393 posts)
19. Retest with a throat swab?
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 09:14 AM
Jan 2022

I've read that the omicron variant is more easily detected in the throat.

My sister and cousin tested negative despite getting very mild covid symptoms after attending a super spreader on December 18th. My sister's 12 year old son, who also attended the event, tested positive shortly after the event, but my sister continued to test negative. Fast forward 2+weeks and now my sister has finally tested positive. For me, it was a given that she was positive despite the previous test results because she's in the same home as a covid positive.


(13,577 posts)
20. just a guess.....
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 09:17 AM
Jan 2022

but it makes more sense to confine her. She will be bed centered anyway given the symptoms, so as long as she has access to a (ideally dedicated) bathroom and you can make food drops outside her room, she won't be put out too seriously.


(5,128 posts)
11. My twin granddaughters
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:45 AM
Jan 2022

are 26. Both tested positive right before Christmas. They had relatively mild sore throats, sniffles and felt better 3 or 4 days later. Both vaccinated and boosted. Thank God. I'm sure your daughter will be fine. Its not the same disease we saw previously.

Sherman A1

(38,958 posts)
12. Hope that they are on the mend quickly
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:46 AM
Jan 2022

Just learned my best friend's husband has it and she isn't feeling well herself, both vaccinated and boosted. Hopefully she can get tested and it will pass quickly.


(15,797 posts)
13. Hope she and her boyfriend recover quickly!
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:49 AM
Jan 2022

Good that they were vaccinated and boosted. That should provide you with plenty of peace of mind.


(42,149 posts)
15. My DIL tested positive as well
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:53 AM
Jan 2022

Totally vaxxed and boosted, with a 2 year old (he had a couple of fussy days sick, but is fine now). They hosted out-of-state family for the holidays that also tested positive. My son has has back to back days of rapid tests that came out negative--he's always had the luck and robust health in the family! We're close enough I was able to make chicken soup and take it over(outside delivery, at a distance).

My husband rapid-tested negative after a sick night, but hasn't gotten the other test back yet. I have had my usual head-cold symptoms that I get every winter, but haven't tested. And my mom's part-time home assistant just found out her year-old grandson is in the hospital with COVID. (very scary)

Testing is hard to get and results are sometimes questionable, sometimes late in arriving. We may have to accept that this is a disease that we are going to live with, like flu, but with more masks and distancing than we were accustomed to. Too many cannot--CANNOT--follow the rules because their job/financial/personal situations won't allow for even 5 days without work (we have too high a percentage of people living on the edge). Scary times.


(14,593 posts)
17. I'm so sorry.
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 09:02 AM
Jan 2022

My daughter lives only an hour away, but it might as well be 600 miles when she's sick. She teaches at the university and has had some scares, but so far has not had COVID. She is also double vaxxed and boosted, but in close proximity with so many people who are not.

I have found something we can do that really makes her day: Order food to be sent to her home. I send plenty of "sick" food like yogurt, soup, ice cream, juice and some fun things she wouldn't buy for herself. I write in the instructions to leave in the carport and then I text her when it's there. Just a thought. Maybe it's not homemade chicken soup, but it gets the job done.

Hoping for the best.


(721 posts)
23. I must gently disagree.
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 09:21 AM
Jan 2022

Mom driving 600 miles with chicken soup definitely has healing properties! Hang in there!


(13,577 posts)
27. It may be in our house also.......
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 09:38 AM
Jan 2022

My 26 y.o. twins still live with us. Our son was told at work that his manager was positive for covid, and at least one other co-worker has it. This morning he said he had a sore throat, fatigue, and congestion.

We packed him off to the basement (finished with bed and bath) and a test kit. If that is negative, we will ask him to go for a pcr test.

But it doesn't look good. He is young, fit, and vaxed/boosted so hopefully it will pass quickly. Don't know if we can avoid it, but we will try.


(110,668 posts)
29. Sending hugs and healing vibes for all of you.
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 09:47 AM
Jan 2022

I recommend making some chicken soup. For yourself. The soothing smells, the wonderful tastes, really do have magical properties. Now, if only we could send the smells along with the pics.

Please keep us updated, and know that your DU family is here for you.


(809 posts)
30. My 34 year old daughter has had it twice
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 10:10 AM
Jan 2022

Once before being vaccinated she had a cough and low fever then again a breakthrough after her firs shot if was milder that time. She has fully recovered from both.

Dorian Gray

(13,450 posts)
31. I'm sorry
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 10:13 AM
Jan 2022

It is everywhere now.

My father in law has it. He is very unhealthy in general. Diabetes, high cholesterol, obese.

But he had vaccines and booster, and his only symptoms so far have been headache, sniffles and general achiness. Only felt bad for three days, and he said mild cold like symptoms.

He's on day 7 and feels totally fine now. (Though still tested positive on rapid antigen test.)

I know you are worried because of existing conditions, but your daughter and son in law did EVERYTHING right to protect themselves. I'm so grateful my in-laws were able to be vaccinated bc I don't think this would be the outcome if he wasn't. I hope you find that it's similarly easy for your crew!


(12,542 posts)
32. Delivery food services.
Thu Jan 6, 2022, 10:19 AM
Jan 2022

Even if it's Walmart or Target. Easy to fix comfort food that diabetics can have. Those diabetic Sorbitol lozenges for sore throats. Cold and flu symptom relief items.
Garbage bags, toilet paper, tissue paper, disposable silverware , bowls and cups (those 16 oz coffee cups with lids are great for juice or teas if they're feeling sick).
When my sister in law (a home healthcare nurse, so it was always a matter of "when" ) got breakthrough COVID last month, we sent a big care package delivered to their house out in the middle of the Texas Hill country so brother didn't have to break quarantine and leave her for a couple hours going out to get groceries and other stuff.

Do they have pets? Delivery pet supplies are also welcome.
Good luck.


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