Made It

Some days I am just grateful to make it through the day without having to go to the hospital. Today was one of those days. My mom hadn’t been feeling well since Wednesday. She had a bit of a sore throat that got much worse and then developed a cough. I had her take the […]

Little By Little

A couple that I know are going through a very rough time. He let me know last week that he had COVID and experiencing shortness of breath. Two days later he told me his wife was hospitalized with an intestinal infection. She wanted to avoid surgery, so was being treated with heavy duty antibiotics through […]

Good Outcome

This morning I received a text from a friend that he had COVID, even though he was fully vaccinated and received the booster. He started having symptoms a week ago which subsided. But today he was experiencing shortness of breath. He had open heart surgery a few years ago, so was technically in the high […]

Doing Better

My mom and I went to visit my dad a little earlier today. Since he has been sleeping so much lately, we thought we would try an earlier time. We were greeted in the parking lot by one of the girls I hadn’t seen in a long time. I was afraid she had quit. She […]

Back Inside

I made an appointment for my mom and I to visit with my dad this afternoon. They have been scheduling only outside visits as they make their way through this COVID breakout. When we arrived we were given the good news that the facility is COVID free and could resume indoor visits. That was great […]

Just a Sprinkle

Yesterday, my sister and mom went to visit my dad. Evidently he had a bad night and didn’t sleep much. So, when they came for their visit, he was fast asleep. The caregivers were somehow able to get him up and outside for a brief period of time, but I guess he was pretty out […]

Our COVID Story

It all started a little over 2 weeks ago when we found out the facility that my dad is in had a couple cases of COVID-19. They were no longer allowing indoor visits, but we were happy to visit outside still masked, of course. We were also happy that we had all been vaccinated. After […]

Vaccine Number Two

I had my 2nd COVID-19 vaccine yesterday. I was grateful that I felt pretty good during the day to celebrate with my parents. However, last night was another story. I started running a fever and my body ached. I didn’t sleep much, even though I tried everything I could think of. I prayed a rosary, […]

Vaccine Fatigue

Not too long after receiving my COVID-19 vaccine yesterday, my stomach starting feeling unsettled. It does that often, so I wasn’t sure if it was because of the shot, or the stress of the event, or something I ate. My shoulder started feeling pretty sore as well, so I moved it around a lot as […]

Better by Night

I could see in my mother this morning that she wasn’t feeling well. She said she hurt all over, felt weak, and had an upset stomach. She has good days and bad days, but usually her bad days don’t include all of those symptoms. I was hoping it was nothing serious and after assessing the […]