We got PCR tests for the kids yesterday: NEGATIVE x 3!
All 3 have coughs now. But I guess it is something else: RSV, metapneumovirus, rhinovirus, a non-covid coronavirus (remember those? they still exist!), influenza, paraflu . . . the possibilities are nearly endless.
But, yay. #notcovid is less disruptive than COVID, so I am happy. As long as I don’t get it (which is probably fanciful thinking.)
I am holding onto a shred of hope that the coughs will be gone enough by Monday that they could attend camp (both of us on call for the last day of this obnoxious string).
Today I have to round in the hospital early so that Josh can go in and do an ~8 hour surgery — he was not supposed to be working today but this got bumped from earlier this week. Gloriously, the next two days ONLY I am on call!
That concept has never seemed so luxurious.
PS: Call has been tiring. So far, we are 3 for 3 with multiple calls overnight for kids with viral illnesses. Probably a good chunk are COVID.
PPS: I ate Christmas cookies for lunch yesterday. It felt warranted.
PPPS: I did not go for the run I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, and that will not be happening today either. I don’t have the energy or mental bandwidth to push myself right now.
PPPPS: Some insightful commenters used the word ‘triggered’ and I 100% agree I am feeling triggered by many things right now, including some work related things that remind me of early pandemic. I remember when I honestly considered quitting at least part of my job on a regular basis.
PPPPPS: Happy holidays, for those who celebrate.
PPPPPPS: One positive thing – we have a new dinner in our rotation that is literally the easiest thing ever — shakshuka! Kids loved it. Here’s one version. Ours was just tomato sauce, eggs, spinach, and sourdough bread on the side, and it took less than 10 minutes to make. I used the PrepDish Superfast meal plan this week and it was really helpful. (They are a BLP sponsor — link for 2 free weeks here — but this is a random unsponsored mention as it really was a lifesaver this week).