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

Posted by beast66 @beast66, Jan 8, 2021

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?

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@fiesty76

So glad you are doing well now, @cctoo. Living alone presents its own challenges and harder when ill without others available to help. You must be a real trooper to have managed so well! Your 16 day marathon had to be anything but easy! Hope I can be as spunky as you at age 84!

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Thank you firstly! I have needed to adapt all my life, to difficult situations…. So guess I really am strong… Did great cancer alone too. Am sure you will be strong too if you need to!!

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@fiesty76

@cctoo, I am so glad you were able to stay in close touch with your doctor but so regret there was not delivery available of the steroid from your pharmacy. Until recently when it closed, we had one pharmacy in town which made deliveries.

This evening our local news reported that our civic center would administer the vaccine carside for those unable to access the center. However, there is a real need here but not yet anything in place for mobile units to deliver and administer the vaccs to those unable to leave their homes.

These are challenges many who live alone and without support face and there are no easy solutions. If the vaccine will be available soon in your area, will there be a way for you to get it? Is there a family member, neighbor or friend who could drive you to the location?

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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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@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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