Very Unwelcome News

This morning, I was knitting and listening to some Vivaldi piano sonatas (as you do), when the phone rang. It was the nurse on Mom’s wing at Carillon House calling to tell me that Mom had been exposed to COVID. Apparently, the lady who does hair at both Carillon House and here at Pointe Plaza tested positive for COVID, and Mom gets her hair done every week. They are going to put Mom in the quarantine unit for five days. She’ll be tested before she goes into quarantine and again before she comes out.

This comes on top of my BFF who lives NW of Houston having had COVID two weeks ago and being sick like a bad case of the flu. They gave her medications, she quarantined for the obligatory five days, and now she’s back to work.

Because of her severe kyphoscoliosis, Mom has significantly restricted lung function and a reduced ability to clear her lungs by coughing (which puts her at high risk for pneumonia), not to mention that she’ll be 98 this September. She’s already had a case of “walking” pneumonia this year necessitating antibiotics.

This is all very frustrating for me because I can’t do anything about it. Between my lymphoma and the chemotherapy, my immune system is a shambles. I can’t even go in Carillon House (because that’s where the COVID quarantine unit is), let alone visit her. I don’t dare. All I can do is wait and pray.


Author: WOL

My burrow, "La Maison du Hibou Sous Terre" is located on the flatlands of West Texas where I live with my computer, my books, and a lot of yarn waiting to become something.

One thought on “Very Unwelcome News”

  1. Oh, shoot. The precautions are good, but frustrating. I did have a friend finally come down with what she calls “the Vid” and now she’s out of quarantine and feeling fine. I sure do hope your mom doesn’t actually come down with it.


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