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dayThree

Hello, hello,… What time is it?

5:30AM

Nose still blocked. I guess I’m a mouth-breather now! 🤣

Also, SO thirsty. It doesn’t matter how much water I drink, the thirst never fully goes away. Thankfully, I LOVE water.

9AM

Woke up. Still feeling crappy, but manageable.

10AM

No fever, for now.

Coughing a little more, and I now have the sick taste. It’s something I feel when I’m about to get sick, I can feel the disease when I cough. Please tell me I’m not alone on this one. movieStar has no idea what I’m talking about.

Anyway, coughing is no longer dry, and the nose is running a little as well.

Back pain still very much present.

1PM

Cooked lunch for the little one.

Spent some time going around the supermarket’s app, taking screenshots of the things we need, and sent those to my brother. He’s doing the shopping today. Supplies should be here soon.

We’re very fortunate that we have part of the family living close by, and countless friends willing to bring us whatever we might need. Others are surely not as lucky, and I wonder how many are going out, during their isolation period because no one is at hand to help them. How many are at the supermarket right now, with Covid?

3PM

Supplies have been delivered. We’re good for another couple of days.

The fever is back. And the chills? God! Freezing all the time.

I can’t tell when I have a temperature, that’s what we’re finding out. movieStar will look at me, tell me I should measure it, and she’s right. Every single time.

Whenever I feel like I’m hot, I’ll grab the thermometer, and never get it right.

My throat is also hurting, it’s harder to speak now.

Brother came over, complete with a N95 mask, tinyMovieStar was thrilled to see someone besides both of us, she did her happy dance! She’s been stuck inside for close to a week, impressive. Usually, she would love to go out, to the park, to the playground. It’s almost as if she knows there’s something wrong, and today was the first day when she started talking about it.

He stayed outside the apartment, but that was good enough.

And I’m not hungry. At all. Can’t even think about eating.

It’s now past 4PM, and I haven’t eaten yet.

8:30PM

Ate something. I had to.

Throat is my main concern now, and I did feel a little, tiny, chest pain when I coughed harder. It’s probably nothing. It has to be nothing.

11:30PM

We wouldn’t be up if tinyMovieStar hadn’t picked today to make it harder on us. She’s fine, but wants songs, and stories, and both of us in bed with her.

We sing, and repeat the stories she’s requesting. Over and over.

She’s been great throughout the whole thing, much braver than I’ve been able to.

movieStar also behaved like… well, a star! She has no booster shot yet, and she had to go through the entire thing with the little one, alone, without me. I would be dead if I had to do it. I’m the luckiest man alive, I can tell you that!

dayFour

Can’t remember if I woke up through the night. It’s probably a good sign.

It’s now 7:30AM, and I’m ready for another day of virus fighting!

I do feel a little better. Maybe even more than a little, but I’ll have to get up before I can be certain.

I got up.

Drank an enormous amount of water. Ice-cold, as always.

I DO feel better! Exhausted from the past couple of days, but better. Maybe the worst is behind me, and now it’s just a matter of getting my strength back.

Still coughing.

Around 10AM, properly caffeinated. All of us are feeling MUCH better.

We can now enjoy the isolation! The three of us, together all day long, as things are meant to be!

Mom&Dad can also breathe again, they were anxious, and miss seeing us. Mom got a care package ready, and Dad drove over to deliver it. Thank you.

We have more than enough food to see us through another full week of isolation without going out. tinyMovieStar should be going back to kindergarten tomorrow, let’s see how that goes. Right now, I would actually welcome another week at home with these two!

11:30AM

Still feel tired. Even the slightest effort will have me looking for the sofa or bed, but that too should soon pass.

Throat still feels itchy.

1PM

Lunch was YUMMY, thanks Mom.

4PM

Managed to watch a little tv while the little one slept (Ozark!), and now we’re back at it: full on family isolation mode!

If it wasn’t the throat, and the occasional cough, no one would be able to figure out we’ve been fighting the virus for a few days.

We thank the vaccines, our (relatively) healthy lifestyle, and our good fortune. Unless things take an unexpected turn, we should be out of this one.

Having said that, and even if we expected a mild couple of days, I must have gone through the list of things we should look for a thousand times, just in case we needed to call an ambulance. Is this cough like this or like that? I hope our fever doesn’t go above X! I hope tomorrow we feel better because the fever should go away after two days…

The anxiety was the worst part.

I’m thankful for the calls and messages we got, from friends and family. Some unexpected, from old acquaintances, and some others we expected at least a token message from, didn’t even bother. I’ll try not to hold a grudge for too long.

7:30PM

Stable. Same as I’m expecting our next days to be: some coughing, sore throats, and not much else.

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