Kate, thanks for asking. We crossed the first week point on Sunday. She can't taste or smell anything. And the cough is a killer. We are learning to count new blessings every day. The top one is - no fever. Every day she isn't hospitalized is a gift. We take turns on vigil with her. Social Media is a huge gift. We sometimes just sit and watch her breathe. It actually helps her sleep a bit.Mom, how is your daughter doing?
We have always been a close connected family, but this has thrown us into overdrive. Her sister, Daughter1, gets ready for work every day - and is online with her while she is doing it. We check in with each other daily, especially with Daughter1 still working. I also find I cherish my own health deeper than before.
But our compassion is growing, too. I saw a small clip of local medical staff in scrubs and just burst into tears. The sacrifices they are making are incredible. I always appreciated medical helpers but now it's sooo much more.
Her "healed" date is scheduled for the 13th. We will know more then. Fingers are triple crossed.