Mr. Waffle and Daniel both have colds. They’re also both double-vaccinated. I decided that it might be worth getting Daniel a Covid test to be on the safe side. Appointments for tests are hard to get at the moment – cases are high it appears and testing higher, the system is clearly at capacity. I’ll keep him home from school for the rest of the week and we’ll see where we are. Daniel is delighted at this turn of events as his father’s reading of the HSE website is different from mine and he thought Daniel could go back to school tomorrow – unwelcome news which was conveyed earlier but overturned on appeal. I might pick up an antigen test in the chemist tomorrow. Mr. Waffle thinks I’m crazy. Mr. Waffle is firm in his belief that he (himself as opposed to Dan) definitely doesn’t have Covid. Michael and I are fine, you will be pleased to hear.
Meanwhile in Cork, today is my sister’s birthday and she took the week off work to celebrate in a mild way and promptly fell down the stairs yesterday and twisted her ankle. Alas.
Your own seasonal illness stories would be welcome.
Illness is so tough right now. My kids have been in and out school since August with quarantines (due to exposures) and colds. Everything is potentially Covid, so they have to stay home with any symptom, as they are unvaccinated (they are 5 and 8). The additional problem is that because they spent so long at home last year and earlier this year, they are getting sick more frequently than Iâ€™d expected with their renewed exposure to other kids. Pros and cons of in-person school, I guess. And I definitely donâ€™t want to return to virtual school!
Oh Ellen I really feel for you – I think working parents with young children have had it so hard and, of course, mixing again they are bound to come down with everything. Still, a real mercy that schools are open.