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No matter how old they are....  

secret_lade 48F
14251 posts
12/3/2021 1:45 am
No matter how old they are....


They always call Mom when they're scared.

I was scooping out the Tilly box last night when my phone started to ring.

It was the Oldest .

"Hey Ma, what's happening?"

I could hear something in his voice, he's never this chipper.

"Not much, I'm just taking care of the cat box. What's up? You sound different."

"Oh, I'm pretty sure I've got COVID. I was fine this morning but at some point throughout the day today I lost my sense of taste and smell....."

And then the word vomit started.

You know.... The part where they start spilling it all, thoughts, fears, and worst case scenarios.

"I need to work Ma. I just spent sixteen thousand dollars on that property. Shit, I just met with that older couple I bought it from yesterday. They were nice people Ma! And what about Dad?? I don't want to give it to Dad, it would probably kill him. [Mighty Marine] is coming home in two weeks...."

"Hey... hey... hey.... Let's start with how are you feeling? Are you feeling ok?"

Turns out he was feeling just fine, other than taste and smell no symptoms at all. I spent the next ten minutes calming him down and and quietly talking him through next steps.

It's amazing how you can diffuse a situation just by lowering your voice a hair.

Not going to lie, I am worried about him. No matter how old a Mom is, she will always be worried about her . I've got my fingers crossed that he will be one of the lucky ones who has only mild symptoms and can recover from this quickly. '

I've worked with employees on both sides of that spectrum.....

And heard the horror stories from the ones who weren't as lucky and wound up in the hospital, scared for their life.

That is the last thing I want for anyone, especially my .

Wish us luck!

secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 4:21 pm

    Quoting citizen4722:
    I wouldn't wish COVID on anyone. Even mild symptoms, let alone if you're hospitalised.
    I do hope your son hasn't got it.
He did have it, but he's going to be ok. Very mild symptoms.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 4:20 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    A Mom (the Mighty Mon) can do miracles, just her words, even from afar can calm down a tiger. Her thoughts and prayers can almost heal any thing.. Not to be funny but Mom's have special powers, It takes being in the shoes of a child to see these truths. She can rub a bit of spit from her lips and cure a sore, bug bight or other bo-bo, she is magical..

    Be sure he understands the benefits of the vaccines. if he gets sick make sure he had the benefits of the coloanal antibodies infusion, they are a miracle.. I know first hand, been there done that!!!

    Do have faith that he will be well care for..
I think you're right, we do have special powers. The moment I told him to calm down so we could talk about what was happening and go over what needed to happen, he calmed right down. Turns out he's a lot like me, he needs a plan. Once we had put a plan in place for him, he had something to focus on. Get a test, do your quarantine, text / call me every day.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/11/2021 4:06 pm

    Quoting  :

He is bouncing back very quickly. Aside from a runny nose and headache the first day, he's felt fine. His quarantine lifts soon, which he's happy about, and things will be back to normal for him again. I'm just so thankful.


hogknot 56M
1059 posts
12/6/2021 9:52 am

Good luck


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
12/4/2021 8:07 pm

A Mom (the Mighty Mon) can do miracles, just her words, even from afar can calm down a tiger. Her thoughts and prayers can almost heal any thing.. Not to be funny but Mom's have special powers, It takes being in the shoes of a child to see these truths. She can rub a bit of spit from her lips and cure a sore, bug bight or other bo-bo, she is magical..

Be sure he understands the benefits of the vaccines. if he gets sick make sure he had the benefits of the coloanal antibodies infusion, they are a miracle.. I know first hand, been there done that!!!

Do have faith that he will be well care for..

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see Lunch with Lonly , we get snow tomorrow
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
12/4/2021 1:02 pm

I wouldn't wish COVID on anyone. Even mild symptoms, let alone if you're hospitalised.
I do hope your son hasn't got it.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/4/2021 9:06 am

    Quoting  :

So far, everything has been pretty mild for him, thankfully. Unless you are in distress, where we are they recommend you stay home and quarantine and let the virus run it's course.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/4/2021 8:58 am

    Quoting MrRareity:
    I am so very sorry to hear that your son has Covid. I am assuming that he got tested, however, the loss of taste and smell are big indicators that he most likely has the virus. Right now only 11 states have people who have tested positive for the Omicron there is as no firm evidence that Omicron is more dangerous than previous variants like Delta. Spunkycumfum is right about the symptoms. Your son needs to be tested if he hasn't been and he does need to isolate himself from others until he knows for sure he's either positive or negative. He should also wear a mask. Remember stay calm have your son stay calm and just have him treat his symptoms. I will keep him, and the rest of you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Please if you have any questions ask me if I don't know the answer I will get it.
Our medical systems here are overwhelmed, we can actually get a rapid results COVID test through the drive thru at a pharmacy here. Which he did. He's quarantining and doing his best to keep busy, he texted me this morning and said he's feeling pretty good today and wanted to know if he could go outside and do some work. I did tell him absolutely not, whether he feels like it or not, his immune system is down and he could get sick with other stuff too. It is winter. It's 32 degrees.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/4/2021 8:44 am

    Quoting lickeyzsplit:
    So true no matter their age they are our kids and will always be our primary concern ! From a young age I have always believed vitamins for our seasons help with combatting colds and Flu's C D3 and Zinc are recommended by my doctor to me and so far I have been lucky !
He's feeling pretty good today, which eases my mind. I love the fact that he still texts me, to be honest, and calls when he's feeling insecure about something. He's grown and has been doing his own thing for quite a few years now, I go months without hearing from him, so when I do, I feel good.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/4/2021 8:40 am

    Quoting 69ereatwetpussy:
    Well have him call his Dr and see what they say.
    Yes this i nothing lol about these days
    As my friend had it my brother in-law had it both said it was the worst feeling they ever had both are fine now. This was in the beginning.
    My sister Dr told her she had it. She just thought it was a common cold in the very beginning of this like Dec. January.
    So have him get tested and go from there.
    Pray for him he you strong he should e fine.
I'm not certain how it is in other states.... But here in Michigan you can get one of the rapid results tests done at the pharmacy. He got his test yesterday and yes, he has it. His symptoms are mild, he texted me this morning and said he's feeling pretty good and wanted to know if he could go outside and do some work. I, of course, told him absolutely not, he's still recovering.


MrRareity 62M  
4589 posts
12/3/2021 6:21 pm

I am so very sorry to hear that your son has Covid. I am assuming that he got tested, however, the loss of taste and smell are big indicators that he most likely has the virus. Right now only 11 states have people who have tested positive for the Omicron there is as no firm evidence that Omicron is more dangerous than previous variants like Delta. Spunkycumfum is right about the symptoms. Your son needs to be tested if he hasn't been and he does need to isolate himself from others until he knows for sure he's either positive or negative. He should also wear a mask. Remember stay calm have your son stay calm and just have him treat his symptoms. I will keep him, and the rest of you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Please if you have any questions ask me if I don't know the answer I will get it.

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realise we have only one - Confucious


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/3/2021 2:48 pm

    Quoting leefury7:
    We appear to be in similar boats. My daughter just had her 5th and apparently has come down, both she and the baby, with Covid from the hospital. Normally I would not worry but she, trying to be delicate, is obese and leads a sedentary life. A parent should NEVER out live a child. A parent works and saves in order to protect and provide for their children.

    I confess, I'm worried. She is a mother of five now. You prepare them as best as you can for independence day but no child is truly independent of their parents, whether realized or conscious of it of not.

    Somethings are out of our hands. "In waiting (because that is all I can do) I wait." The question always comes down to whether we wait alone or do we wait on the One who hears our cries.
Oh.... The baby too? Poor thing. I'll be keeping them in my thoughts too, I hope everything goes ok.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/3/2021 2:42 pm

    Quoting oldbstrd55:
    I do hope all stay well. two of my grandsons had it, no one was sick, just tested positive. My daughter has had to be tested 3 time due to exposure, which had her worried, unvaccinated she wouldn't get paid sick leave, but with her son it didn't matter. Her test came back negative, but the doctor said it was positive. She did tell me she has eye pain, which I have had since getting the shot and she's pretty sure she had it.
With as many people as I'm exposed to every single day at work.... It's a miracle I've never had it. I did get vaccinated as soon as I could, but that doesn't actually stop you from getting it, it just helps you fight it off if you do.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/3/2021 2:16 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    All the vaccinated people I know that have come down with Covid are having mild symptoms and are back at work after 10 days.
It sounds like everything is mild for him, at the moment. I've got my fingers crossed, I really do worry about him.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/3/2021 2:15 pm

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    Early evidence of the new Omicron covid vriant, now sweeping the world, suggests milder symptoms (eg headaches, just not feeling good) than other variants. But it's more transmissible and scientiosts are busy looking at whether existing vaccines work on it. It looks as if covid is here to stay!
Ugh! As much as I don't want to believe it, I think you're right.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/3/2021 2:14 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    Well crap. That's scary as hell. Definitely wish you, your son and all those he's been around the best of luck! Also will definitely be praying that all turns out well for everyone. Hugs to you and your son.
Thank you. I texted him when I got out of work, so far he's doing ok. Runny nose and a little short winded when he's doing stuff. I told him to take it easy and stop doing stuff, he's sick.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/3/2021 2:12 pm

    Quoting Eviloutlaw1:
    Good luck. Hope everything turns out well.
Thank you, me too.


lickeyzsplit 60M  
1516 posts
12/3/2021 8:11 am

So true no matter their age they are our kids and will always be our primary concern ! From a young age I have always believed vitamins for our seasons help with combatting colds and Flu's C D3 and Zinc are recommended by my doctor to me and so far I have been lucky !


69ereatwetpussy 60M
6778 posts
12/3/2021 5:57 am

Well have him call his Dr and see what they say.
Yes this i nothing lol about these days
As my friend had it my brother in-law had it both said it was the worst feeling they ever had both are fine now. This was in the beginning.
My sister Dr told her she had it. She just thought it was a common cold in the very beginning of this like Dec. January.
So have him get tested and go from there.
Pray for him he you strong he should e fine.


leefury7 72M

12/3/2021 5:30 am

We appear to be in similar boats. My daughter just had her 5th and apparently has come down, both she and the baby, with Covid from the hospital. Normally I would not worry but she, trying to be delicate, is obese and leads a sedentary life. A parent should NEVER out live a child. A parent works and saves in order to protect and provide for their children.

I confess, I'm worried. She is a mother of five now. You prepare them as best as you can for independence day but no child is truly independent of their parents, whether realized or conscious of it of not.

Somethings are out of our hands. "In waiting (because that is all I can do) I wait." The question always comes down to whether we wait alone or do we wait on the One who hears our cries.


oldbstrd55 65M
3292 posts
12/3/2021 4:52 am

I do hope all stay well. two of my grandsons had it, no one was sick, just tested positive. My daughter has had to be tested 3 time due to exposure, which had her worried, unvaccinated she wouldn't get paid sick leave, but with her son it didn't matter. Her test came back negative, but the doctor said it was positive. She did tell me she has eye pain, which I have had since getting the shot and she's pretty sure she had it.


mc_justmc 62M
6929 posts
12/3/2021 4:03 am

All the vaccinated people I know that have come down with Covid are having mild symptoms and are back at work after 10 days.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/3/2021 4:01 am

Early evidence of the new Omicron covid vriant, now sweeping the world, suggests milder symptoms (eg headaches, just not feeling good) than other variants. But it's more transmissible and scientiosts are busy looking at whether existing vaccines work on it. It looks as if covid is here to stay!


pagancountrygirl 65F
6466 posts
12/3/2021 3:45 am

Well crap. That's scary as hell. Definitely wish you, your son and all those he's been around the best of luck! Also will definitely be praying that all turns out well for everyone. Hugs to you and your son.

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


Eviloutlaw1 61M
5180 posts
12/3/2021 2:19 am

Good luck. Hope everything turns out well.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
12/3/2021 1:46 am

They always call Mom when they're scared.

I was scooping out the Tilly box last night when my phone started to ring.

It was the Oldest son.

"Hey Ma, what's happening?"

I could hear something in his voice, he's never this chipper.

"Not much, I'm just taking care of the cat box. What's up? You sound different."

"Oh, I'm pretty sure I've got COVID. I was fine this morning but at some point throughout the day today I lost my sense of taste and smell....."

And then the word vomit started.

You know.... The part where they start spilling it all, thoughts, fears, and worst case scenarios.

"I need to work Ma. I just spent sixteen thousand dollars on that property. Shit, I just met with that older couple I bought it from yesterday. They were nice people Ma! And what about Dad?? I don't want to give it to Dad, it would probably kill him. [Mighty Marine] is coming home in two weeks...."

"Hey... hey... hey.... Let's start with how are you feeling? Are you feeling ok?"

Turns out he was feeling just fine, other than taste and smell no symptoms at all. I spent the next ten minutes calming him down and and quietly talking him through next steps.

It's amazing how you can diffuse a situation just by lowering your voice a hair.

Not going to lie, I am worried about him. No matter how old a Mom is, she will always be worried about her child. I've got my fingers crossed that he will be one of the lucky ones who has only mild symptoms and can recover from this quickly. '

I've worked with employees on both sides of that spectrum.....

And heard the horror stories from the ones who weren't as lucky and wound up in the hospital, scared for their life.

That is the last thing I want for anyone, especially my child.

Wish us luck!


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