This is my first thread. I have lurked for about 10 years now, and have had to change my account several times during a few moves. I mostly like to
read what others have to say, but I am so ticked off right now, I have to make a thread!
I have a sister who is pregnant, and in the high risk category due to her age. She has no health issues, and is scheduled to have a cesarean section
on July 30th. During early check-in, she was informed that both her, her husband, and her four-year old would have to be tested before delivery for
covid-19. Of course if her husband or child tested positive, they would have stay away from the hospital and quarantine. If she tests positive, she
will immediately have her baby taken from her, and she won't be able to so much as touch her, and the hospital will hold the baby. I don't remember,
but I think it is something like seven to ten days. She had to sign legally binding paperwork that the hospital provided. She signed, and was really
upset about the whole thing, but felt helpless. She can't deliver naturally, so she didn't feel like she had any options.
So last Tuesday she calls me in tears to tell me that her son was sent home from preschool because his teacher was sick, and tested positive for
covid-19. Okay, so my sister and her husband all go to the same doctor, and are all tested. Her son didn't test positive, she didn't test positive,
but her husband did. They have both been working from home and staying home, groceries delivered, son dropped off and picked up with family that is
also quarantining. Of course, the husband is completely asymptomatic, so they are a little stumped.
Last Thursday he decided to get tested again. Guess what? He got his results today, and suddenly, he is negative !!!! Yes, of course this is "good
news," right? The only problem, is that all three of them will have to be tested again on the 29th. If she is positive her baby will be taken from
her, and she has no rights for a temporary period. I sure am hearing a lot about false positives lately, and I am in Texas.
I My step-aunt committed suicide in April. She was very depressed, and when her state was shut down, she couldn't get in to see her doctor, and
family was staying in. We think this pushed her over the edge, and it is really a horrible thing. I am starting to get more and more frustrated with
the damn thing, and I am not the only one