Welp, the baby got reinfected. And so did Andy and I.
I'm an optimist, so my reactions right now are as follows:
The timing on this could be way worse. We had family visiting two weeks
ago and people in town this weekend for Easter, and thankfully we don't
have to worry about her contaminating anyone.
that it's official, the worker can set all sorts of great new rules to
make sure this doesn't happen again. The only complicating thing here is
that the grandma will get herself and the brother treated, which is
great, but will also let the mom come over before she gets treated, so
that will probably mean no more visits with the grandma. That's rough,
since the county is still working towards placing the baby there and
we'd like the baby to at least recognize the lady, but I'm not willing
to deal with a fussy itchy miserable baby every time there's a visit
because the grandma refuses to abide by a COURT ORDER prohibiting the
baby's mom from being at the grandma's house.
happened after only one visit. I knew the parents hadn't done the
treatment properly, and I knew we'd get reinfected eventually. At least
this way it's done quickly and I don't have to freak out every time
there's a visit for months before we can actually start moving along
with requiring these things.
So I took the day off
yesterday for what I called Operation Eradication: the baby and Andy and
I were all treated, and we did all the necessary treatment in the
house. Our next court date is in two weeks, and I don't think visits
will resume before then. (Of course I could be wrong on that, but it
seems unlikely that family will do everything they need to by then.)
worker did tell me today that this is one of her more complicated
cases. There are a lot of people involved, all of whom are working
different case plans (or not working those case plans, as the
case may be), and there are a lot of factors at play that make it really
hard to predict how things will go. I'm glad that it wasn't just me
thinking that there was a whole lot happening with this case!