Ballard Nursing Center called me this afternoon to say that Abby was having trouble breathing and, between her and the nursing staff, decided to go to the emergency room.
I caught up with her there, where we saw a doctor, who ordered the usual tests.
Abby seemed to be breathing easier, and was feisty and defiant. Her vitals were normal, including her blood oxygen saturation hovering around 99-100%.
Then a nurse came in and told me her PCR COVID-19 test was positive, and apologetically told me I would need to leave.
Abby is vaccinated, and tested positive for COVID once before, for two weeks in November.
At this point, I don’t know if she will return to Ballard to the isolation wing, or will be admitted to the COVID wing at Mercy Hospital.
Late update: Mercy called to say they are sending her back to Ballard, where she will not need return to COVID isolation like she was in November, since re-testing positive is common for weeks or months after an initial positive.