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TalenaGor

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im not new - just reincarnated due to things unrelated to DU -you probably dont know me but if you are concerned, im happy to answer questions

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Covid stole more than my mothers life...

350,000 dead - my mother was one of them, just last week.... I know several of you are in the same position right now. it hurts so bad to lose her - but its more than that. As I go through the process of working with the hospital, funeral home, receiving well wishes from friends, family, co-workers and here on DU - in having all of these conversations about my mom, how she died, her wishes, my wishes, well wishes.....all of this makes me realize that Covid steals so much more than just her life....

it stole years from her life - if not for covid I'm certain we would have had another several years with her

its stole nearly a years worth of time with my mother before she died - we couldn't see her except a couple of video calls the nursing home was able to set up -

it stole any joy from her last year of life - all social activities in the home were stopped on top of no visitors - she was cooped up and bored....

it stole the opportunity to have holidays with her - there's presents under the tree for her right now...

it stole the opportunity to say goodbye before she passed

it stole the opportunity to see her after she passed

it stole the opportunity to have a memorial service of any type

it stole the opportunity to be around family while grieving...

all of these things would risk more of my family....


from the deepest core of my being - Fuck Covid, Fuck 2020 and Fuck trump!!




sometime in the coming hours, mom will succumb to Covid...

Update to - https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214663292


they tried all they could, even experimental treatments but she is far too weak at this point - they are taking the tube out now - and making her comfortable....

I hate this...

Moms Covid - update :(

update to - https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214633642

she went to the hosp the other day, they addressed her UTI and fractured ankle from a recent fall but said she didnt have any symptoms of covid so they sent her back to her nursing home yesterday - today I got a frantic call from the home - they were sending her back to the hosp - she was having trouble breathing, was confused and they could not stabilize her oxygen - she was rushed in - put in ICU - the doc called me and asked me if she would want to be saved with 'heroic measures' - CPR, life support etc

I didnt really know what to say - I dont really understand all this covid treatment stuff but I also have had to answer those types of questions for her before - I asked him what he recommends - we discussed what her quality of life was before this happened - based on that he said we should try treating the covid and if she responds to treatment he feels like she can be back to her usual self - IF she responds....

but if she doesnt respond to treatment, and she goes into cardiac arrest - no pulse etc - they wont try to revive her - because if it went that far and they revived her & she survived that...she wouldnt be the same - no quality of life.....

they are giving her steroids, anti-biotics, plasma w antibodies - they put her to sleep and intubated her.....now we wait and see if she responds.....



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