19 days ago
Autism and covid
ADVICE NEEDED PLEASE!I have covid and it’s gone to my chest (thank the powers that be that my Dad is a GP and could give me steroids at home so I didn’t need admitting to hospital- so we have a decent viral load fluttering in our homes atmosphere). Joe (husband) and Lachlan have it too (8), Allie had it a few months back so is doing everything for us. Miss 16 came in at 12 last night saying she’s unwell (Autistic ) and now she’s coughing. Would you assume it’s covid and not test? We will have to get my husband to lay over her arms and chest while I hold her head to do it. I think it’s akin to abusive at least it would break trust, cause trauma and we would be betraying her autonomy. (I’ve done it so many times when holding them is truly needed for my medical needs daughter, I’m just not sure this is an absolute case of need (no judgement when it needs to be done- it gets done then) pretty sure it’s what we’ve got since symptoms are the same and she lives in the same house. What would you do?