Wednesday, May 18, 2022


 Good news: 

  • No new members of our quaranteam joined the crew today
  • Lovely friends have given us so much food and support
  • Minnie feels great-ish. She is not 100%, but she will be soon, I think. She hasn’t had a fever since Monday, but I am still checking obsessively.
  • Ben got Paxlovid because of his one kidney situation, and it seems to be working.
Less good news:
  • I think the other 4 kids miss us since they just sort of live in the basement and eat their food on the deck.
  • Dorothy is really crabby but has no fever or any symptoms and is testing negative on rapid tests
  • We have gone through more than $120 worth of rapids this week and are currently almost out and waiting for our shipment of 8 more from the government. Luckily there’s walk-up testing at the elementary school.
  • I FEEL LIKE GARBAGE STILL. My body hurts. If I don’t take Tylenol and ibuprofen around the clock, my fever and chills come back. Blergh.
I thought I looked pretty ok, but Dorothy said “Oh you must wear lots and lots of makeup when you’re not sick.”
Minnie only wears pajamas— tattered princess nighties to be exact.

Crazy hair day

Best cake ever
More playing. Blanket is one of her favorite games.


  1. Remember that fevers are the body's way of fighting infection. As long as they aren't too high, it is often best to let your immune system work.

  2. Anonymous6:49 AM

    I’m guessing you already know this but insurance companies will pay for 8 home covid tests per person per month…

  3. Anonymous12:16 PM

    something to keep an eye on--I know several people who tested negative after paxlovid and then started having symptoms and testing positive again within a few days. So definitely keep testing Ben after he goes negative to identify any rebound infections!

  4. Anonymous2:18 PM

    Longtime reader here -- just wanted to say I'm thinking of you guys. Hang in there.

  5. So sorry, Sarah. Aside from the cake, sounds like a lot of miserable hours. Hope you reach the other side quickly and no one else comes down with the virus.
    Hang in there! Glad to hear Minnie is feeling a lot better.

  6. Anonymous3:49 AM

    I just want to give a huge shoutout to the other 4 kids who are taking care of each other (and a cranky dorothy!) and props to whoever made the awesome cake. hang in there-- this too shall pass, but the road sounds miserable!