November 19, 2020
The last couple of weeks have been very hard on Bruce and me.
Bruce’s mother had shoulder surgery on October 29th. She had a bad reaction to the anesthesia and she was very confused as to what was happening. She was also in a lot of pain. By November 6th, she was doing much better. She was no longer confused and seemed positive. The morning of November 7th, she had a major heart attack and passed away.
My mother’s brother (my uncle) passed away on November 8th. He had Alzheimer’s disease and had been in hospice care.
Last week, at my mother’s nursing home, four patients and four workers have tested positive for COVID. The nursing home is no longer bring patients to the window so family members can see them. They are trying to limit exposure by not moving the patients. My mother has Alzheimer’s disease and her disease has progressed to the point that she can no longer walk or really talk.