Covid has hit my family
My 85 year old dad is in the hospital with covid. He's doing well. They gave him 2 drugs which really helped him quickly. Sadly there are no visitors allowed.
My 83 year old mom talked to their PCP who was able to access the hospital records via computer and gave her an update on what was going on. He does not even go to the hospital to check on him like he normally would.
My mom asked about getting a test for herself and the dr said don't bother, there's no way you don't have it. She had 100 deg fever one night but it was gone the next morning. Since she's not getting tested, she's not going to be one of the statistics showing the # of infections.
The dr told her to quarantine for 2 weeks. Someone from the health dept called for my dad the other day and she gave him his hospital phone # to call. The worker never asked my mom if she was sick too. Missed opportunity to contract trace where my mom had been prior to this.
My 26 year old nephew had been out to their house to help them with some technology and now he is extremely ill... too sick to go get a test but his symptoms and his exposure to them point to covid.
Our hospitals here are saying they are at 90% capacity. My concern is if my dad gets sent home too early and relapses, will there be a bed for him to go back? Or are the drs going to have to start making difficult decisions on who to treat and who not?
I'm flabbergasted at how many people still aren't taking this seriously and how selfish so many people are.
A dr on the news this morning said, there's no safe way to have a holiday gathering with people who don't live in your house. We had already cancelled our family Thanksgiving dinner and now we are planning not to see anyone for Christmas either. People need to give up these holidays for one year so they can have more of them in the future.