A covid story.
My wife & I have been extremely careful regarding covid. We believe we likely had it in February or March but obviously didn’t get tested back then. Still, we take all the precautions: masks, distancing, don’t go out to eat even though you can. Not only am I high
2) risk bc of my weight, but I also have asthma. Then there’s my wife’s mom. She’s 80 & in assisted living. We talk over and over with her about it. We make sure she has all the masks and hand sanitizer she needs. We even told her she could live here but she prefers living there.
3) She assured us that she is taking all the precautions, and though she has some memory issues, she is not having trouble with covid. Their facility has been covid free. Every week, they send us an email bragging about this. But then I noticed we hadn’t received one since
4) early October. 🤔 In the beginning, we did not visit while they were on strict lockdown. Then they relaxed the rules, and we visited a few times. We noticed she kept letting her mask slip below her nose. She complained that it caused her glasses to fog.
5) But she agreed that she would em wear it as she should when she was around others. But she assured us she was not sitting around with others. One visit, she let it slip that she’d been volunteering in the memory care center. We said that was great but be sure to wear your mask
6) She said they cannot get the memory care patients to keep them on. We felt that since there were caregivers there and she assured us she was wearing one that she would be ok. Then, last week, staff sent us this pic of her volunteering.
8) Note, the other lady is not wearing a mask either. W T F! So we called and she said, “Oh that was take a week ago. They can’t hear us well if we wear a mask.” Also note, we got this picture a few days after my wife had to take her to the doctor bc she was really really
9) tired and had chills though no temp. They thought it was her heart. So, my wife suits up 2x with a mask and visor and all the shit bc we knew it was just a matter of time. So then we got the letter last week that they had their 1st covid positive test. And it was in
10) memory care. But don’t worry they said, she never leaves her room. Two days later, they have there 2nd case in memory care. So we sent that pic and said you may want to test our mom. And yes, the 2nd positive was that woman you see sitting right next to my mil with no masks.
11) So, now we are waiting for her mom’s test to come back. They are on lockdown and we are in quarantine wondering if our sinuses are acting up bc of the winds coming from the desert or from covid. Even though we took every precaution possible. And I am so very angry w/her.
13) I’ve been told that my last tweet does not make sense. That is how pissed I am!

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