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April 4th, 2021 at 04:25 am

My middle sister has been badly ill for the last two weeks and I had been trying to get her to go the hospital for the last week, because I suspected Covid based on her symptoms and based on what we had been through in March of last year with it.  Well, her husband came down with it as well and while it looks like she is going to come out of it, she is now under quarantine.  BIL on the other hand had to be flown to Portland.  He's got severe sleep apnea and the little hospital in the tiny Washington town did not have the resources to treat him.  It is not looking very good for him.  I wish they'd taken him to Vancouver or Seattle instead.  Portland is a very dangerous city to be in these days.

So we don't know if BIL is going to make it.  My sister is 56 years old.  That is awfully young to become a widow.  Hopefully that will not be the case.  Prayers would be appreciated.

My sister, well both of them, really, have been very anti-Covid vaccine.  While I am wary, I am willing.  They've never been anti-vaccine before with standard vaccines.  I know this is a whole different type of vaccine, that we know very little about it because there is no history, but I don't think it is population control or the mark of the beast or any of that.  I don't know when my sisters went all conspiracy theory.  I mean, don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good conspiracy theory, but I don't really believe any of them.  I wonder if getting the virus will change their minds at all.

I just hope that they will be able to afford all this.  Being airlifted is expensive without insurance, but BIL is on disability so he might be on government insurance, too.  And most major hospitals have charitable assistance programs.

I believe sister has life insurance on him.  At least I hope she does.  It's been crazy these last couple of weeks.  Hopefully it will all work out, but who knows.  With sister living so far away, it is not like we can be there for her.  At least her landlords will be taking care of her while she is in quarantine, bringing groceries and making sure she is alive every day.

I hate this virus.

10 Responses to “Covid Hits Home”

  1. Carol Says:
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    So sorry to hear. Sending healing thoughts.

  2. disneysteve Says:
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    Best wishes to all.

    And please get vaccinated when you can. Ignore the conspiracy crap. The vaccines are safe and effective.

  3. terri77 Says:
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    Prayers for your sister. I took the Pfizer vaccine the first week it came out back in December. I have no regrets.

  4. Laura S. Says:
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    I am sorry to hear. When I got cancer, they put me on Medicaid. I have not paid a dime. Prayers for your family.

  5. Wink Says:
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    I am so sorry Robin. Sending prayers for your family members.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:
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    Steve--I am definitely planning to get it, I am just waiting until after my colonoscopy/endoscopy and my daughter's lumbar puncture. We both qualify, they just didn't want us to get it with a procedure in the middle of it.

  7. CB in the City Says:
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    I am so sorry to hear this -- I hope your BIL will recover. They know so much more than they did a year ago about treating it.

  8. Tightwad Kitty Says:
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    I am so sorry to hear this -- I hope your BIL will recover.
    Please get the Covid vaccine. I had the AZ one yesterday, do have some side effects so had to cancel a appointment for today.

  9. rob62521 Says:
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    So sorry. Hope you BIL will recover.

    I hope you get the vaccine. DH and I have both gotten it. He got Moderna and I got Pfizer. He was eligible before I was. Prayers for your family.

  10. Petunia 100 Says:
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    Hope BIL is doing OK.

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