Dad in Hospital with COVID, 83 yr old mom home alone

Posted by beast66 @beast66, Jan 8 11:28am

My 88 yr old dad is in the hospital with covid and it’s not looking good. My mom is home alone, worried, anxious and lonely. We hope to get results of her Covid test soon. I want to go be with my mom during this very difficult time. We would both wear masks. I don’t want to get Covid, but I am more worried about giving mom Covid if she somehow doesn’t have it. I have 2 teens who have been working on the front lines of it all (one at a grocery and one at a restaurant). What would you do? Would you go be with your mom?

@cctoo

If it is close, I can drive myself…not sure I need vaccine now that I have had the corona virus…..

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My youngest grandson contracted the virus last summer. His pediatrician when asked recommended that when the vaccine became available for him to get it. The doc said it was unknown how long after having Covid any antibodies would protect. I know each person decides individually whether or not to get the vacc. but just sharing what our 10 yr old's doc recommended. Stay well. I admire you!

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@fiesty76

My youngest grandson contracted the virus last summer. His pediatrician when asked recommended that when the vaccine became available for him to get it. The doc said it was unknown how long after having Covid any antibodies would protect. I know each person decides individually whether or not to get the vacc. but just sharing what our 10 yr old's doc recommended. Stay well. I admire you!

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Thank you….live day by day and pray. Have daughter who is sick and doesn't drive but we talk on phone…helps. My son here is oblivious to what an older person needs..self absorbed. I accept.

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Today resting…had chest pain yesterday… Did too much Clearing I guess…today cold here so just bundled up watching Hallmark!!

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@beast66 I can only imagine how difficult it must be for your mom. Is your dad doing any better? My mom is 96 and lives in senior housing but she’s basically alone. She said she stays n her apartment all day because she doesn’t want to get Covid. I haven’t seen her for a year and it bothers me , but I don’t want to bring the virus to her. When my sister has been able to visit (socially distance, outside, with masks), she sets up a zoom meeting with as many of us as she can. My mother loves them! We also do FaceTime phone calls with her. I know it’s hard, but do as much as you can without exposing her to anything.

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@beast66 How is your dad doing? How is your mom?

@cctoo, how are you doing?

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@colleenyoung

@beast66 How is your dad doing? How is your mom?

@cctoo, how are you doing?

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I am doing fine….well . Hope Beast 86 dad and mom are doing well.I see no one..only girl who gets my groceries on Wednesday….got the virus from her tho!!

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