COVID-19 and Feeling Helpless

Posted by marjou @marjou, Feb 6 5:04pm

Didn’t know where else to go….
Today had to place a 911 call for a friend of mine who has some sort of heart issue. Fairly active at 82 and rarely sick. A week earlier he was in the hospital for fluid around his heart and back in today, but due to COVID am not able to visit or be with him. He has no family here and so glad he called me to be of some assistance in calling ambulance (due to some technical issue with his phone service). Am waiting for phone call from hospital or him but feel utterly useless. So am reaching out for prayers for my friend Dennis. Thank you!

@marjou How scary for you, and how grateful Dennis must be to have you nearby. I was lucky to help my neighbor also, and it made me feel good he was comfortable asking me for help. When will you know something? I am sending healing thoughts to you [take care of yourself and deep breaths!] and Dennis [hoping it is nothing serious]. Do you have a way to contact his family?
Ginger

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@gingerw Thank you for responding. Just spoke to him in hospital and is being transferred to another hospital. Know of no family members…not married, no children.

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@marjou

@gingerw Thank you for responding. Just spoke to him in hospital and is being transferred to another hospital. Know of no family members…not married, no children.

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@marjou How are you this morning, and your friend Dennis? I imagine it is frustrating to not be able to hop in the car and go see him, not able to be there for him.
Ginger

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@marjou

@gingerw Thank you for responding. Just spoke to him in hospital and is being transferred to another hospital. Know of no family members…not married, no children.

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@marjou These times are so difficult with not being able to visit hospital-bound family and friends. It's a shame that you can't be there in person for him, but can you possibly FaceTime or zoom with him? That's better than nothing.
JK

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@gingerw

@marjou How are you this morning, and your friend Dennis? I imagine it is frustrating to not be able to hop in the car and go see him, not able to be there for him.
Ginger

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@gingerw Spoke to my friend last night and this morning…doing better but awaiting to see new doctor for proper diagnosis. He's not into technology so no zoom or face time. Thank you for checking.

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@contentandwell

@marjou These times are so difficult with not being able to visit hospital-bound family and friends. It's a shame that you can't be there in person for him, but can you possibly FaceTime or zoom with him? That's better than nothing.
JK

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Friend is not into technology so no computer or face time. Chatted this morning doing better but awaiting proper diagnosis.

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@marjou

Friend is not into technology so no computer or face time. Chatted this morning doing better but awaiting proper diagnosis.

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@marjou that’s too bad that he’s not into tech but if someone has an iPad or phone they could let him use maybe a nurse could give him a little help.
JK

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@marjou My sister always says “ to the world you are 1 person, but to 1 person, you are the world.” Thank you for caring. Becky

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@becsbuddy

@marjou My sister always says “ to the world you are 1 person, but to 1 person, you are the world.” Thank you for caring. Becky

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@becsbuddy– Good morning Becky. What a wonderful saying! I will have to remember it!

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So sorry to hear that your friend is very ill in the hospital. It is hard to be with people we love who are admitted to hospitals and nursing homes due to the Covid restrictions but maybe if you call the Social Work department in that hospital and explain they should give you a hand when they know your friend doesn’t have any family around but you as a friend. I had a similar situation where the daughters of a friend of mine could not reach anyone in the hospital she is in and I called the Social work dept and as I explained everything the Social worker got in touch with her daughters and even their mother’s physician talked to them by phone. Hospitals are there to help patients and their families but sometimes because of HIPPA they cannot give information unless there is a contact name in patients’ charts. Don’t get desperate God always finds a way and HE will help you. There are compassionate people in hospitals but one has to find them. Hope you can get good news of your friend’s health. God bless.

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Disregard my recent post. I can see you have been able to get news if your friend. Prayers going out for your friend anf for you. He is very lucky to have a special friend like you. Not many people are that lucky.

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