Yet another update

when my Granny went into the hospital for her broken arm, she was tested for COVID. She was negative. She was tested again before she left for the rehab center. She tested negative.

She was tested yesterday at the rehab center. She tested positive.

Today my mother tested positive as she was with Granny at the hospital.

So was I, on Sunday. And I was with my mother on Tuesday when Granny got transferred to the rehab center.

We did everything we were supposed to. We stayed home. We masked when we went out. But we couldn’t leave my confused, in pain 97-year-old Granny alone at the hospital.

My husband and I decided it would be safer if he stayed away, so he’s downstairs. I’m upstairs. I’m alone. I can’t find any place around here I can get tested, because of the holiday. I have to wait. Sit here and wait.

I just don’t know how much more I can take.

For the love of whatever you believe in: STAY HOME. And if you do go out, WEAR A MASK.


Categories: Rants

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  1. I’ll be thinking of you and your mother and granny! We in your ResearchBuzz cohort are with you in spirit as you go through this tough time.

  2. Sending healing thoughts. I am so grateful for all the work you put into this blog and often wonder how you manage to share so much valuable information. Having said that, I hope you will do whatever is best for you and your family, even if it means forgetting us readers for a while. I can hear the pain when you say you did all you were supposed to do. How frustrating that others, who can’t seem to be bothered to do the same, seem to get away scot-free.

  3. You don’t know me and I only know you via RB, but sending my best to you and your family from Australia

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your family testing positive. My thoughts are with you–hope your grandmother can get vaccinated and hope you can get tested ASAP. I’ll be sending healing prayers.

  5. I am so sorry for your situation! I can empathize: we can only “speak” to or “visit” our elderly parent by holding up signs outside her nursing-home window. It is an incredibly difficult time. Don’t worry about RB, we’ll get by and you need to spend time on these more important tasks. Our thoughts are with you.

  6. Oh tara. That is no good at all. I hope you will be negative. However your granny and your mother are positive and that must be your primary task at present. You are continually in my prayers for healing for you all . Not the best way to start this New Year. Just be safe and strong for you all. Hope your husband is ok too. All my love. Xx

  7. I’m so sorry for you and your family. My father-in-law is 97 and, if he were in your grandmother’s situation, our family would have made the same decision. All you can do is take it one day at a time.

  8. Sorry for your terrible and now seeming unrelenting bad-to-worse news! Also, thank you for continually battling to mitigate the damage as well as keeping up with the precautions. My husband’s family abandoned all COVID-19 sensible practices once one tested positive and now the result is 19 family members COVID-19 positive. The only two in the family not positive is my husband and me, because we didn’t travel to be with them. Oh, and the infection came on Christmas Day. No big surprise, since they held a super-spreader Christmas celebration and no one took any precautions. Praying and hoping no one gets serious symptoms.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. Be strong. You have a lot of friends rooting for you all.

  10. Please don’t feel alone. You have fans all over the world (I am in Sydney, Australia) who are praying for you and wishing you well.
    It was good of the hospital staff to allow you to be with your granny – your presence no doubt helped the staff as well as your granny.
    As Sandy Chan said in another comment, one day at a time.

  11. Hope to say more than hi, and a lot expletives come to mind, but ph damn, I don’t even want to list the friends who have lost loved ones without being able to be present. I hope you all get through this ok. Yes, so much risked for all for a few being afraid to wear a damn piece of cloth.

  12. So sorry to hear about the situation with your Granny and mom and you. You were/are being so extra careful about Covid. Sending healing vibes that you and your family get through this.

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