Really frustrated and terrified my husband has been sick twice since baby was born 2.5 weeks ago despite only working outside
I’m just so confused as to how this is even possible. He started coming down with something respiratory while we were in the hospital for delivery. He had been outdoors in the field the entire week before so not sure how this is even possible. We isolated from each other for a full 7 days following. This was very painful because he’s going to be away the entire month of October and deploying in February, he missed all the joy of the first week and 100 percent of the responsibility fell on me. He tested for COVID twice and both came back negative. Horrible cough and stuffy nose.
Then he went back into the field for work at the end of baby’s first week just as his cough was going away. He came back and was still coughing, I assumed this was a continuation of his previous cough and that it was now in the post-viral phase meaning no longer contagious based on what our pediatrician advised. So I moved back into our room and baby and I slept in there until 3:30 am when his cough was keeping me up and we moved back into baby’s room (after I had already washed all the bedding for both rooms in preparation for my mom’s arrival Sunday). This morning I double checked with him that his cough was just a continuation of his post-viral cough from the week before. Nope. He said this is new. WTF??? Why would he allow us to sleep in the same room?? Our baby is TWO WEEKS OLD. I am so upset. I am so terrified she and I will get sick and I’m having visions of her in the ER or coughing and sick. I’m just beside myself. We are isolating now but he was coughing on me all night, he didn’t even turn the other direction. The weird thing is he was again in the field (not indoors with any other people at any time) this past week…although he was smoking while in the field. What could he have possibly gotten?? His cough sounds like he’s going to die.
(And no he won’t go to the doctor, there’s not really any point in going to the military hospital for stuff like this, they’ll give you Tylenol and send you home.)
Update: after all this careful isolation, I now have postnasal drip.
Hi everyone, it just dawned on me that my dad wants to visit his family and they are unvaccinated. He then wants to come stay with me overnight. He promises to keep his mask on at all times but I can’t trust that he will given that the last time he came, I kept having to remind him to put on the mask.
What should I do in this situation to help with the problem? I’m thinking of just saying no
She’s vaccinated with two doses of Moderna and got a booster about a year ago. She has had a 99° fever for a few days now, mild cough. I’m freaking out but trying to stay calm for her. It seems like the baby isn’t quite as active, the kicks are less intense this week
Hi! I just got a positive pregnancy test this past Tuesday (one day after missed period). Then yesterday, I tested positive for COVID. I'm terrified. I'm not having a lot of symptoms- I got tested because of a workplace exposure. I'm so scared because of this stage of fetal development, I'm 5 weeks and right when the neural tube is developing. I'm so afraid that the fetus will have brain/neuro issues that termination has even crossed my mind.
Did anyone else have COVID this early in their pregnancy? I am really freaked out.
Hi! I am nearing the end of my first trimester and have worked at my current company for just over a year. I work for the north American office and am invited to Europe for a 3 day trip where my equivalent from all the other countries will gather for learning/ discussion sessions during the day and social events in the evening. We will also have the opportunity to meet executive team members.
If I were not pregnant I would 100% go. However, COVID has led me to reconsider. I can wear a mask most of the time but would not be able to for meals, which are organized as group meals (lunch, happy hour and dinner for all 3 days).
Would you go? What factors would you consider? I will be in week 12 by the time of the trip.
UPDATE: thank you everyone for sharing your perspectives and experiences. One comment that resonated with me is that I should assume I will get covid if I go and determine whether I'm ok with that. I've ultimately decided not to go as I feel like I'll be on edge the whole time and it wouldn't be a great first impression. I also get tired very easily still, and likely would have a tough time keeping up. So thankful for this community for helping me with this!