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phylny

(8,412 posts)
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:16 PM Jan 2022

My husband has Covid.

He tested positive yesterday using an at-home test. We both had two Moderna vaccines in 2021 and a Pfizer booster several months ago.

Son-in-law #1 came here last week on Wednesday and daughter #1 on Thursday to clear out their house for showings as it's for sale. Husband went to North Carolina on Monday to deal with some financial things for his step-mother and Monday night, he started to feel ill and came home Tuesday.

I was away from our home from Sunday taking care of our granddaughter. I asked how he was feeling and he said he "had a cold." Sheesh. When I came home yesterday, I walked in wearing a KN95 mask, brought a test kit and he was positive. Except for cold symptoms and an occasional cough, he feels okay. No trouble breathing. He'll have a drive-through test at CVS this afternoon to confirm and called his doctor just to check in. Son-in-law and daughter both tested negative yesterday. I continue to feel fine.

He's isolating in the lower level and will for at least five days. I'm not going to babysit as usual next Monday out of an abundance of caution and will test at CVS on 2/2 before I go back on 2/7.

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LoisB

(7,337 posts)
1. So glad his symptoms are "mild" and everyone else is negative. Apparently, the vaccines DO work.
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:23 PM
Jan 2022

Stay safe and well.

Johonny

(21,195 posts)
3. Went through this the past few weeks
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:51 PM
Jan 2022

VAX and boosted, he should be fine. The longest part is waiting the 10 days to finally test negative again. It feels like forever.

malaise

(270,640 posts)
4. I'm hearing of mostly mild symptoms these days but I really hope
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 02:23 PM
Jan 2022

There are no long terms problems later

StarryNite

(9,554 posts)
6. I hope your husband has a quick recovery.
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:06 PM
Jan 2022

A question about rapid tests if anyone knows the answer. My impression was that they often give false negatives but do they also give false positives?

phylny

(8,412 posts)
9. I'm not certain.
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 07:30 PM
Jan 2022

His was reading positive before the 15 minutes was up. I took one and it was negative.

A quick Internet search shows that false positives are rare. Just to be safe, that’s why he went to CVS today and did a drive up test.

phylny

(8,412 posts)
11. To be very honest,
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 07:33 PM
Jan 2022

I wear a KN-95 or rarely, an N95 mask, every time I go out. He, despite my urging, will wear a mask maybe 90% of the time. Maybe.

He’s a wonderful man but he often thinks he is super human.
🙄

Liberal In Texas

(13,739 posts)
13. I know the attitude. Have a close friend, good dem, smart and fully vaccinated with booster.
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 11:04 PM
Jan 2022

But he tells me he doesn't wear a mask when he goes someplace where a lot of people aren't wearing masks. If he sees that almost everyone is, he'll put one on. When he told me this I just shook my head. He's over 65 retired and me trying to change his thinking would be like talking to a blank wall.

LeftInTX

(26,269 posts)
14. I had it. I thought it was a cold or allergies. It was really mild.
Thu Jan 27, 2022, 11:16 PM
Jan 2022

Mother in law tested positive, so then husband and I tested positive.
I was sicker last summer with a nasty cold.

Seriously my Covid was so mild, I probably would not have thought it was Covid, if it wasn't for my mother in law.

LAS14

(13,867 posts)
15. Thanks for all the detail. That's actually hard to find in reports...
Fri Jan 28, 2022, 09:06 AM
Jan 2022

... of COVID experience. May I ask your approximate ages?

LAS14

(13,867 posts)
17. Thanks. I've been trying to find out how well "it's mild" applies...
Fri Jan 28, 2022, 09:10 AM
Jan 2022

... to the older cohorts.

phylny

(8,412 posts)
18. His test results came back positive as well from CVS
Fri Jan 28, 2022, 07:42 PM
Jan 2022

So I guess the Binax home test was accurate.

He’s feeling better, only sniffles at this point. I’m thankful for vaccines!

Thanks again for the good wishes!

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