Thank you chocomouse. I did get to go say goodbye yesterday afternoon since they were transferring her to comfort care for end of life care. She deteriorated fairly quickly and there were no heroics which was her wish as she told the doctor who then confirmed it with me. When she was asked if there was anything she wanted she said “a Vodka Martini.” By the time I got there she was sedated, but she knew I was there. It was very hard not being able to touch her or hug her. Around noon, the doctor said it could be hours.
I’m so sorry to learn of your mom’s quickly failing health, Carol. I will be thinking of you and the boys in the days ahead. This darned Covid-19 makes everything all the more difficult in situations like this.
Thank you all. My mom passed at 3:25 this morning. She was comfortable and sleeping and now she is at peace. I am relieved and sad.
We have requested a confirmation test because of the people who were in contact with her. I also need to find out if I need to self quarantine because I was at the hospital. I followed all the procedures there including sanitizing our hands before we left the room after disrobing the gown and gloves and then washing our hands. When I got out of the hospital I tossed the mask they had given me and sanitized my hands when I got to the car. I then showered and tossed everything I’d had at the hospital including my purse (which didn’t go in the room) and my shoes in the wash. I hope it’s enough