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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:43 PM

Dilemma about travel

I live in Madison and my daughter lives in Denver. She is giving birth even as I am posting this. I had a cough and fever and, because of my age, I got tested for covid-19 as well as influenza A and B. All my tests came back negative. I want to drive out and help her with the housework, cooking, cleaning, etc. I am not sure if I should go.

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Reply Dilemma about travel (Original post)
AJT Mar 2020 OP
AlexSFCA Mar 2020 #1
Kali Mar 2020 #2
AJT Mar 2020 #3
Kali Mar 2020 #6
mercuryblues Mar 2020 #4
AJT Mar 2020 #7
dhol82 Mar 2020 #8
Bev54 Mar 2020 #5
MLAA Mar 2020 #9

Response to AJT (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:44 PM

1. will you be staying in motels?

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Response to AJT (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:44 PM

2. wait a couple weeks until whatever you have is gone

my recollection was the help is more appreciated then anyway.

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Response to Kali (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:47 PM

3. My cough and fever are gone.

I am figuring if I don't go now it will months before I could go. Things are supposed to get worse over at least the next month.

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Response to AJT (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:58 PM

6. what does she say?

what does you doctor say?

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Response to AJT (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:54 PM

4. That is a long drive

If you do go pack your own food, water and disinfectant wipes. Drive 8-10 hours, sleep in the car and then finish the drive. Only stop for gas and pee.

I get your desire to be there for her, but it is a necessary risk?

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 10:00 PM

7. I want to be there to help, but I don't want to put the parents or baby at risk.

She is a first time mom, and I know she will be exhausted. I wish I knew what to do.

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Response to AJT (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 10:11 PM

8. Sounds like Mercury Blues gave you some good advise.

What’s your problem?

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Response to AJT (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:57 PM

5. NO

Your test for covid one day could be negative but the next day it could be positive. Do not take the chance. If you want to do something set her up with a place that will deliver meals.

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Response to AJT (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 10:33 PM

9. I wouldn't risk it.

To me it puts both households at additional risk. Sorry 😕. The other consideration is if you live at alone at home and there is no one at your home who needs you if you get stuck in Denver. But even if not, I wouldn’t risk introduces anything to the little one.

Good luck with whatever you decide.

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