Friday, February 26, 2021

Post Covid

It is bad enough when one family member gets sick but when you both land in the hospital at the same time, and there is no one left at home to keep things going- or take care of the dog, that is doubly frightening.

Except we had friends.

My BFF Lori came to our rescue. She took over and acted as gatekeeper. Before going to the hospital she brought us food and groceries and afterwards made sure we had hot meals, cookies, and more groceries. What a blessing, as I just couldn't cook. She was a saint. a complete saint, and nothing I can do or say will ever be thanks enough for what she did for us in January. I love her with all my heart.

R and E were lifesavers by taking our dog Bode for two weeks, until we were strong enough to have him at home. They have a huge yard, a dog named Popeye who is Bode's BFF and I think Bode was living his best life at their home. E dropped everything and came over and got Bode as soon as I left for the hospital.  And she was sick with Covid at that time too as was R. (who would later join us in the hospital for a three day stay on the Covid floor.) I don't know what we would have done with out them taking Bode. I really don't, we owe them so much. 

A neighbor, L, watched our house and got our mail. R and M brought us wonderful dinner's. 

Our west coast nieces and nephews sent us funny videos and heartwarming texts, and flowers that raised our spirits. And when we got home, a care package that was filled with lovely gifts.

Our co-workers were amazing. They took up the jobs were working on without complaint, sent us flowers and cards and wonderful texts.  And offered to help in any way they could.

And thank god for texting, I couldn't talk without coughing and texting helped us feel connected. We were unable to leave our hospital room for 7 days and the door had to be kept shut so we really felt cut off from the world.

Gerry and I feel so blessed to have these people in our lives. The outpouring of love and support was truly overwhelming and I feel so blessed.

Finally, the nurses. The nurses. I can't say enough good about the care we received at Christiana. Then nurses are working under awful conditions when they have to deal with Covid patients. The amount of PPE they have to wear and constantly change (every single time they leave your room) makes their job so, so much harder. They are amazing, and I am in awe of them.


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