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We Are Starting To Re-Open

Governor Newsom announced that we will start to re-open some businesses in California which began this past Friday. This is the start of a 4 phase plan. We may not get fully open until August or September. We are starting because we have had a steady decline in weekly deaths. Doesn’t that sound terrible to say, weekly death rate.  I don’t feel like running out to public places just yet. I don’t mind walking around the neighborhood. It will take time to feel comfortable again. Those who are older are advised to stay at home for now, ( I think I am in that category). When we do go out we will have to continue distancing and wear masks. I think we will not feel anywhere close to normal until next year. I hope we will get back to normal by then. Don’t know when my brother’s Nursing Home will re-open to visitors. It will take a while for those affected to recover and be clear of infection and they don’t want anyone to reintroduce anything to the facility. I just want my brother to continue to get better and hope to be able to visit and take him outside in the future.

There are still  parts of the US that are in the throws of the epidemic and the numbers of people lost are predicted to climb in the country as a whole. There are still many people who are sick and families worried about them.

I have spoken with my brother via Skype pretty much every day. Some days the connection is pretty good. Today his audio was bad again but he could hear me. He is feeling better but still weak and gets tired easily. His appetite is low but he is doing better eating. There has been an increase in positive cases at his Nursing Home. He says his CNAs ( Certified Nursing Assistants), recently, are people he has known for many years. I think it makes him feel good that they are taking care of him. He says everyone has been nice.

I will see my son, my daughter-in-law, and little grandson for Mother’s Day out on our front patio. Even though it probably sounds sad, we love seeing them even at a distance.


What Day Is It Anyway? , #WDIIA, is hosted by Linda G Hill. I still have trouble keeping track of what day it is.

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Where Are The Disinfectant Cleaners?

I have not been able to get any more disinfectant wipes or spray/liquid cleaners for weeks. I went online to research and guess what? The reason we can’t get this stuff is:

“….90% of toilet paper is manufactured domestically, which is why it’s easier to find TP after weeks of empty shelves. But cleaning products, such as Lysol and Clorox disinfectant wipes, will take longer because manufacturers have to ship the chemicals in those items from China, a process that takes up to four weeks, and longer due to COVID-19 shutdowns in Chinese factories.”

USA Today reported we may not be able to get these supplies until this summer.

The good news is my brother is hanging in there with COVID-19! He says he is just ‘worn out,’ but each day he gets towards recovery is great.

Another highlight of my day yesterday, Instacart delivery is available from Costco.


What Day Is It Anyway?, #WDIIA, is hosted by Linda G Hill

Brother What’s Going On

I skyped with my brother, who resides in a Nursing Home, on Saturday and Sunday. It was good to be able to see him.  We have to work on hearing him though. For some reason there is a lot of static from his end. I am going to work on getting that fixed because it is crazy I can hardly hear him. On the positive side he seems to be holding his own. Just let this continue and let him recover.


What Day Is It Anyway? #WDIIA, is hosted by Linda G Hill.

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Brother Watch-Some Good News

I was able to Skype with my brother yesterday, Thursday, and it helped me be less anxious about him. I have written a couple of posts but if you haven’t been reading them I will explain briefly. My brother has MS and resides in a Nursing Home. I was recently notified that there are cases of coronavirus at his facility. My brother is on a 14 day quarantine because of possible exposure. He was recently tested but we do not have the results yet. Families were told via recorded message that there have been a couple more positive cases and that we need to communicate with the administrator by email if we want to know the status of our family members.

A little miracle did happen today. I received a call from one of the Social Workers at the facility. She had been meeting with my brother before this crisis started but now she can’t go into his part of the facility because they are in quarantine. She wants to meet with my brother over Skype to offer him support. I told her I felt like crying and I am crying thinking of it. It is so wonderful that he can have extra support right now.


What Day Is It Anyway? #WDIIA, is hosted by Linda G Hill.

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Brother Watch Update

Received a recorded message from my brother’s Nursing Home just now that there are currently 5 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 2 additional staff members. Three patients are in the hospital with the virus and 2 are in isolation. They said we would be notified if our family member tested positive. I have been calling every day to get an update on my brother and ask to talk with him if possible on Skype. Today the Nurse thought he was stable. He was supposed to call me back, with their help, on Skype, but he did not call. In the recorded message today they mentioned that we should not call and expect to talk to the nurse. They provided an email for the administrator and they will answer as best they can. This reminds me of Kirkland Washington. I left a message for my brother’s MD to see if he has more information.


What Day Is It Anyway? #WDIIA, is hosted by Linda G Hill

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Brother Watch

I was able to Skype with my brother this afternoon and it was very good to be able to see him. He feels tired, and looked tired, but he says he does not have a sore throat and is coughing less. He is on observation for 14 days. He told me the Nurses are offering him liquids. I spoke with the Charge Nurse and she says he is stable right now. So we are not out of the woods but it helps to see him looking fairly comfortable. His bed is by a window so he can look out.


#What Day Is It Anyway? #WDIIA, is hosted by Linda G Hill.

Featured image ‘Forget Me Not flowers’ by Gurkan Sengun on Wikimedia.org