Coronavirus and mom

Mom messaged me this morning; she lost her sense of taste last night. Her symptoms have been consistent with covid-19 so far. Cough, fever and general weakness, her strength comes and goes in waves.

Mom’s fear is palpable, asking me “am I going to die from this?”, my heartbreaks.

I don’t know the answer — no one does. I tell mom that everything will be fine.

I honestly don’t know; we live in strange times — England went from “herd immunity” on the 13th of March to “lockdown” by the 23rd of March — all I can do it hope that she will live through this.

She is immunocompromised; it is hard to tell what her reality is going to be.

It is hard to comprehend what this means for any of us; all we have now is hope.

All we have is unity in being apart. While it is hard it is the right thing to do in these strange time.



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3 replies

  1. My heart goes out to you. I know how much my mum means to me and I would be devasted if she got this awful virus. I hope everything goes well and in the meantime, stay hopeful and safe.

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  2. I do hope it’s not the virus and you must be feeling anxious – I know how much my mum means to me and I’d be devasted if she got this awful virus.
    I do hope your mum makes a good and speedy recovery. In the meantime, stay hopeful and safe.

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