Newer Story December 2020 Last Monday November 30th Dad (John) was taken from dialysis to St. Mary's Hospital. After he was there he was diagnosed with Covid 19 pneumonia and admitted. Jeannie came in from CA and Yvonne and Nacho from TX. On Thursday Dec 4th Mom (Beverly) got back her test results and also tested positive for Covid 19. Her Pulmonologist is guiding family to treat her from home as long as possible. So far all Jeannie, Bev, John, Yvonne and Dominic are all showing no signs. Dom got back negative test results on Friday Dec. 4th.
Two years ago..... Well it all started a couple of days before Thanksgiving 2018. Tuesday John was admitted to Northwest Hospital and diagnosed with last stage kidney disease requiring permanent dialysis. After 9 days in the hospital and another 12 in Rehab at St. Mary's he went home December 10th and started dialysis 3 days per week at a local clinic. It was an adjustment for both of them and has taken some getting used to and they are both in pretty frail health. On December 14th Beverly was admitted to Northwest Hospital with respiratory problems related to a severe asthma attack. She was released home on the 17th and the next day we had John back in ER for several hours from fluid complications from his dialysis that day. Fortunately, he was not admitted but then Beverly had another attack on December 22nd and was taken by paramedics back to ER at Northwest where they had to Intubate her (put in a breathing tube).
Has it really been that long since I posted an update!! It seems by the time I do all the exercises the physical therapist gave me (and many of my own), do all the medicines, rest and taking care of myself; the day is gone and I head for bed. The home care nurse and physical therapist have both released me on January 26th. Yvonne (daughter) went home January 22. So I have been alone for just over 2 weeks now. Everything is so different! Jeannie (daughter} will come on the 13th. It will be good to have another person in the house again. I have been joining a zoom Bereavement meeting on Fridays. That helps some I still can not talk about much. But my health is getting better. I think it would help if I could get out but as we all know, that is not the best thing to do right now. I hope when Jeannie comes we might go to the park close to the house and walk I can not walk very far yet, but she can get her walk in and I can go as far as I am able right now. I am blessed with neighbors that watch out for me and cook me meals. They always bring enough for 2 or 3 days. I want to thank you all for the many prayers, and caring all of you have shown me. My doctor said at the end of February to set up an appointment for the vaccine. I hope Jeannie can get it set up while she is here as they say it is very hard for some of us to do. It is getting close to bedtime for me so I will close. Every one, I really appreciate the love coming from all over the country. It helps to keep me going. Love to everyone. Beverly