Well, it’s official. My husband and our 16-month-old granddaughter have tested positive for COVID-19. My test results haven’t come back yet.

We knew we were sick, but I honestly didn’t think it was “that sick” until my husband completely lost his sense of taste and smell.

The baby, who is autistic and non-verbal at this time, has been miserable for several days. She sleeps a lot or doesn’t sleep at all. She wants to snuggle constantly or doesn’t want to be touched at all. It can be very frustrating. And now, because of the illness, I can’t even send her to a relative for a brief respite.

As for my husband, he’s high risk and avoiding him getting sick is the reason we have been so careful all year. He’s been very sick for a few days, and seems to be getting better. I am hoping he doesn’t get worse, but the honest truth is we have to be worried.

I have been dizzy and nauseous. I thought it was side effects from medication changes, but now I’m not so sure. My doctor put me on new meds for depression and anxiety but it’s hard to tell if they are working.

Being sick makes it impossible to complete college assignments. I’m trying to focus but it’s nearly impossible.

I’ll write again to update our Coronavirus journey in a few days as a record for myself.

Cathy Bown

Published by cathymariebown

I am a writer and student looking for my place in the digital world.

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