Thursday, November 25, 2021

From bad to worse (quick update in the comments)

It's the worst Thanksgiving I've had in years.

Not only are my parents ill with Covid (my dad seriously so), but Gregg woke up this morning with a cough, fever, aches, pains, a scratchy throat, and bad nausea. 

It's far too soon for us to have caught Covid from going to the hospital on Tuesday even if we were exposed. There's no way he would be symptomatic that fast, but of course he could have been exposed at work or somewhere else days and days ago. 

The soonest I could schedule a test for him is tomorrow morning at a drive through testing site. I went to the drugstore this afternoon looking for a rapid at-home test but they were sold out. The holiday, I suppose. I hope it's just some other bug and NOT Covid, but I have a bad feeling. He's isolating in the bedroom and I can hear him throwing up as I type this. 

I don't know what to do with myself. 

I went ahead and cooked the turkey breast that was thawed in the refrigerator and a few side dishes, but I don't feel like eating and Gregg is too sick to eat. At least there's enough food cooked for two or three days and I won't have to worry about meals while we deal with all this. 

I'm so lonely and scared. What a way to spend Thanksgiving. 



Part of the meal no one feels like eating. 

47 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear your news. Holding you and your family in my prayers x

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  2. Oh dear Jennifer - I am so sorry things have suddenly gone so very badly wrong for you all. I do hope the news is a little better next time we hear from you

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  3. Oh man, it's been a while since I've been around and I'm so sorry to hear all of this. I hope everything turns out okay for you, and I'm sure it's dreadfully stressful. My God, what's next? I'll be thinking about you and your family and hoping things turn around. Scary stuff. My heart goes out to you, Jennifer.

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  4. I too am sorrowful for your news and state
    I just spoke with a friend in IL, who had to cancel today's dinner as he has covid19.
    There will be other Thanksgivings.
    I wanted to say I am thankful for having you as a blogger buddy.

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  5. Aw, Jennifer.....I am so very sorry and understand your fear. Please keep us posted. Hopefully just a nasty bug♥

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  6. I'm hoping he doesn't have it, but no matter what it is, it sounds miserable. The world is terrifying right now for many reasons. I hope your husband recovers soon. Thinking of you today.

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  7. Oh, Jennifer, I am so very sorry. How awful for all of you. I will be waiting to hear the results of Gregg's test.

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  8. I'm hoping you husband feels better VERY soon. what an awful day for both of you. I'll be thinking of you.

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  9. Oh dear, I hope your husband just has a 24-hour stomach bug and not Covid. Thinking of all of you now and sending best wishes.

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  10. You are doing hard things. I so wish you did not have to. You'll get through this. You will. And you will have that much more to be grateful for. Keeping my fingers crossed that Gregg does not have Covid but that if he does, it will pass quickly. Sending love.

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  11. Oh No. . . I hope this is just a bug. Daughter was sick fever and throwing up for several days but it was just a bug and not covid I hope the same for you. both.
    Hug xx

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  12. Oh dear friend, this is so hard and lonely for you. I am praying Gregg is quickly well and that it is not Covid, and I hope your parents are healing.

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  13. I'm so sorry for you; I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he has Flu' and not the unmentionable.

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  14. OH NO!!!!! I too hope your husband will be alright, but that doesn't sound good, Covid or not. I hope for a good outcome for all involved and hang in there and vent if need be. Your meal does look delicious though. At least you have that with worries of cooking. Keep us posted.

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  15. Oh dear! That really does not sound good, and I understand how scared and lonely you must be feeling right now. Unfortunately, all I can do is offer a virtual hug and that I keep thinking of you and Gregg.

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  16. That all sounds very nasty. Look after yourself and I'm sending some positive ((vibes)) to you across the pond

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  17. I wish I could offer more than some cyber hugs and loving thoughts. Wishing you and Greg much better days. I hope he recovers quickly and easily.

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  18. Praying for the health of you all from here.

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  19. Reading this on Friday morning I do hope the news is better this morning.

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  20. If he’s vomiting it’s unlikely to be covid
    Sending you a virtual hug
    Xxxx

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  21. Keep going and take heart from what John says.

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  22. Quick update: Gregg threw up all night long and he's weak and dehydrated. I hope John is right and that it's unlikely to be Covid. I booked an appointment with the nearest Urgent Care center for 9am this morning. Thanks everyone for all the positive thoughts and well wishes.

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  23. Just seeing your post. You should be at the urgent care about now...hoping they can figure out what is causing Gregg's illness and that he may recover quickly. A lot for you to bear at the moment. Thoughts are with you and Gregg. Please try to take care of yourself in the midst of this crisis.

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  24. Hopefully Gregg is just flu-ish, or stomach flu-ish.
    Hope your family recovers soon.

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  25. Sorry to hear about your less-than-desirable Thanksgiving. I hope things turn around quickly for you! -Jenn

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  26. Sending healing thoughts your way. Sorry you have so many worries right now. Take care and hope Gregg and your folks feel better soon.

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  27. Another update: Gregg has strep throat, but NOT Covid. What a relief. Antibiotics and anti-nausea meds have been called in to the drugstore for pick up.

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    1. There you go. Not so lonely now, I hope.

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    2. No, I feel much better. And now that the holiday is over I felt comfortable calling my sister in law and a couple of close friends to tell them what was going on. That helps too. And the comments from my blog friends mean a whole lot!

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    3. So sorry to hear you had such a fright. Relieved for you that it's not what you thought.

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  28. I'm so glad to hear he doesn't have Covid! Truly an awful Thanksgiving for you both.

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  29. My heart goes out to you, and thanks so much for the updates.

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  30. I'm so glad to hear Gregg does not have Covid. Strep throat is horrible but from my experience, the meds will kick in soon and he'll start feeling better. Hopefully, your parents will start to show signs of improvement as well in the near future. Hang in there.

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  31. I am so glad to hear that Gregg has Strep (glad for Strep in the days of Covid) It is hard to believe it but there are still other "bugs" out there. My granddaughter brought one home from school about 3 weeks ago that was quite nasty but thank goodness not covid. The miracle of antibiotics will have him back on his feet in no time. You have a lot on your plate right now so I hope that you stay well.

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  32. You can tell it is strange times when we are all thankful Gregg has strep throat...because we are so glad it isn't Covid. Something treatable. At least he should feel much improved after a couple of days on antibiotics. Thanks for the update. Take care.

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  33. Oh Jennifer. I am glad for the update. I am happy it is not covid.

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  34. Strep throat is miserable but at least it's not covid! It's predictable and curable.

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  36. Not the best Thanksgiving for you but afterwards we can give thanks that Gregg's issue is NOT COVID. However, I realise that with his medical history even his strep throat will be worrisome. Sorry to hear that your parents have contracted the virus and hope that they pull through as most infected people do. Sending you a virtual hug Jennifer.

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  37. Oh Jennifer, this week has just been awful for you and Gregg! Thank goodness he doesn't have covid but I'm sorry he is so sick. I sure hope he feels better fast and that you don't get sick! Take extra good care of yourself because all this stress can lower your resistance to catching things. I'm keeping you both and your parents in my thoughts!

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  38. I am with Neil there in that it was not much of a Thanksgiving, but now there is reason for gratitude. What a relief! Hopefully, Gregg will improve enough over the weekend that you can go back to work on Monday (if you feel like it, that is - maybe getting your mind engaged in the routine of work is a comfort).

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  39. oh Jennifer...Im so sorry. will give the Goddess something shiny for you both.

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