Sunday, March 29, 2020

Flattening the Curve, Day 11

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Hello friends - do you have a loved one that lives in a care facility? I do.

My elderly mother resides in a skilled nursing unit very close to where I live. On March 11th I was informed that due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visitors are no longer allowed until further notice.

That was a sad day. And since that moment there has been a very heavy weight on my heart. It's been difficult enough with job and family duties to make time to visit my mom, but now there are no visits of any kind allowed. Of course it is for the protection of all the residents in the home and I am grateful that the administrators made the right choice.

But I did need to deliver some new clothes to my mom that my sister bought for her and today was the first time I experienced the new method of bringing personal items to her. I called ahead of time and was instructed to ring the bell at the back entrance and someone will come and retrieve the items. So I placed the clothes in a plain paper bag, knowing that the bag will probably not be allowed into my mom's room, and stopped at the grocery store and bought a nice bouquet of flowers. I chose pink roses and pink oriental lilies. The lilies are so fragrant.

I did feel relieved to finally get the new clothing delivered to mom but I was so very sad not to be able to see her and give her a big hug and sit next to her and just be together.

And none of us know how long this will go on...

Be well family and friends. 


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