On Wednesday 9th March, Kpo Kia told us her “throat is very painful”. Feeling panic knowing so many friends infected with COVID, I make the family took Antigen Rapid Test (ART) together. Was glad to see that we are all negative!~ Can’t wait for the school holiday to start so Kpo Kia can enjoy her “staycation” at her grandparents’ place, while we can enjoy our beauty sleep.
12 March 2022 . Day 1 . 第一天
School holiday starts on 12th March morning! Kpo Kia climbed into our bed as usual, and keep sneezing at us. To be safe, I decided to do another ART before we leave the house for her enrichment class. My heart sunk when I saw my ART result, I am positive! I immediately make the whole family do another ART again. Expectedly, Kpo Kia is positive too.
When she learned that Kpo Kia papa is negative, she cried out loud!~ Haha, she was upset that the dad can leave the house to do shopping, while she cannot, finding it “unfair”. Knowing there’s a “negative case” in the household, our next decision is, where should we sleep at night? Kpo Kia decided that she wants to use the master bedroom toilet, thus we will quarantine ourselves in the master bedroom. We quickly packed some stuff that we need to use immediately or often, and bring it into our “self-quarantine room”.
While the dad helped me to check on how to ‘report’ our cases to MOH, I also started to check with friends who encountered Covid for advice. Kpo Kia papa helped me make an appointment over https://swab.hpb.gov.sg/appointment/ to do a supervised swab test, since I am not eligible (not sick enough) to visit a Swab and send home clinic. I then made an appointment at the nearby Quick Test Centre (QTC). After lunch, we went to the QTC and did a round of supervised ART. In less than 15minutes, I received the SMSs that confirmed we are “officially” Covid positive. According to the SMS, I need to upload our location data via the TraceTogether app, and also submit a close contract register form.
On the close contract register form, I need to fill in particulars of the ‘residents’ who stay in the household with me, and whether I am eligible for the Home Recovery Programme. Kpo Kia papa received the SMS to inform that he is identified as a close contact shortly after I submitted the form.
Since Kpo Kia does not use the TraceTogether app, we will need to wait for separate arrangement for MOH to collect her SafeEntry Token back for contact tracking.
For the rest of the day, we just minimised contact with Kpo Kia papa and stay in the room as much as we can. Kpo Kia still sneak out of the room whenever I felt asleep (I had mild fever), but whenever I wake up, she had to be back to the room.
粑粑先帮我上报我得阳性反应，接着HPB便发给我一个OTP，让我上网去邻近的快速检测中心预约政府资助的受监督自助 ART 检测。到了那儿，我们得扫描一个二维码，填写一份表格，再确认资料后，才去进行我们的受监督自助 ART 检测。
偏偏我病得稀里哗啦，她还一如往常。。。 晚上九点半。。。好不容易吧她哄睡了，平时她都十点半睡，我这算不错的“战绩” 吧！终于，我也可以休息了。临睡前觉得头重脚轻的，量了一下，原来我有点发烧。
番外篇：老姐笑我，说她的友人觉得我总散发负能量(negative)。现下她可以告诉他们我已positive (因为呈阳性结果）。坦白说我也懒得理会，因为我所享受的“黑色幽默”,真没几个人可以接受。这么多年来，才识得几个接受我（也许也和我一样morbid）的好友。 我就是我。不会为了不了解我的人，特意改变自己的作风。
13 March 2022 . Day 2 . 第二天
I received a call from MOH in the morning to inform me someone will come and collect Kpo Kia’s SafeEntry token. When I asked him if I need to pass the token contactless, he replied that I should ask the caller when I received the next call.
A few hours later, I received another call from the person who will be coming to collect the token from us. I was instructed to pass the token contactless and informed that I will receive a form to collect a replacement token. Previously, A had told me that kids below 12 will received additional 3 ART kits when the MOH personnel come to collect the token. However, the person told us he is not aware of such instruction and asked us to call MOH to check by ourselves.
14 March 2022 . Day 3 . 第三天
By the third day, Kpo Kia started to act ‘crazy’, her cabin fever during the circuit breaker is back. =.=”
Kpo Kia papa coughing sounds more serious, but surprisingly, his ART result still shows that he is negative.
Kpo Kia 这一天的行为，让我想起疫情刚开始时，新加坡第一次“封锁”的日子。他快闷疯了！
15 March 2022 . Day 4 . 第四天
We did our ART after 72 hours, unsurprisingly, we were still covid positive.
Separately, after a few hours, Kpo Kia papa noticed 2 lines on his ART kit, this means he finally turned Covid Positive!
Kpo Kia was so happy when she heard about the news and start roaming around the house freely.
16 March 2022 . Day 5 . 第五天
Another 2 days before we regain our kingdom! Based on MOH protocol, we do not need to quarantine after 12pm on the 7th day we tested positive. It’s weird since I believe we will still be infectious, but yah… that’s the rule.
Kpo Kia papa faced some technical issues booking his telemedicine consultation, so I tried to book via the link. Guessed what? I managed to book through! But I was away from my phone when the doctor called me, so I didn’t manage to proceed with my consultation. But since my condition is slightly better these few days, I didn’t bother to call back.
17 March 2022 . Day 6 . 第六天
To my surprise, a MOH personnel called me to check on my contact detail because of the doctor’s missed call. After confirming my availability, the doctor called me soon after. We did a simple consultation around noontime, and I received the medicine on the same day evening.
I felt much better for the day, but my brain fog had started. The endless meeting doesn’t help, and I find myself responding much slower when dealing with my work. *sigh*
18 March 2022 . Day 7 . 第七天
Kpo Kia turned ART negative on her 7th day!
HAHA! This means she can start to attend enrichment classes and go back to school. As for me, as I am still coughing a lot, I decided to test only on the 8th day, just before I need to step out from the house.
According to current MOH covid measure protocol, I can leave the house on the 7th day 12pm after I first tested positive, even if my l am still Covid positive. @[email protected]
19 March 2022 . Day 8 . 第八天
Unfortunately, I am still Covid positive.
However, since Kpo Kia papa is still under his quarantine period, I have to send her to her enrichment class by myself. While she was having her lesson, I went to the nearby community center to collect her new SafeEntry token. I saw a lot of parents bringing their kids along with the form. Guess this means there are a lot of Covid cases spreading in the schools, even the person who issued the new token commented the same. =.=”
20 March 2022 . Day 9 . 第九天
After sending Kpo Kia to her enrichment class, I went to buy some coconut for Kpo Kia papa. His coughing is quite bad, and I hope the drink helps. I also bought the legendary Chinese medicine – Lian hua Qingwen Jiaonang, to try, hoping it can curb our coughing. It’s quite easy to swallow and I experience a sense of coolness when consuming it, but there’s a bitter aftertaste.
21 March 2022 . Day 10 . 第十天
I’m finally ART negative on the 10th day! I am cleared!~
I regained my “Covid Fat” by now. I had previously lost 2kgs on the first 2 days of Covid, but it come back now. I was still coughing badly till date, hope I will stop coughing soon.