So I want to start out by saying this has really hit home for me.
It's been a brutal month for me and my family. Three family members have had the Wuhan Virus.
First my brother-in-law was told his co-worker has it and that it would be good for him to self-quarantine. He got it. Less than a week later he was admitted with pneumonia to his local hospital. He's been on a respirator and dialysis machine for three weeks. Today was the first day he's responded to any stimulation. He gave a thumbs up to his nurse. We have been praying non-stop every day for him for the last two or three weeks now. Seems like forever.
Secondly, my sister got it from Dave, her husband. She was helping my dad after the sudden death of my mother three weeks ago. She has been away from her husband who has been in ICU this entire time. She's been quarantined the entire time.
Third, my dad got it too. He's 81 and it hit him hard but not as hard as my sister and brother-in-law. We think there might be two reasons as to why. He had the Hong Kong Flue in the early '70s. I know this, because I had it too. I think it was 1970. The other reason is that Dad likes his evening scotch. It's my belief that the scotch killed a lot of the virus that might have been in his throat. In fact Dad said that when he drank it that particular night, "It tasted terrible. It was all I could do to finish the glass. It was horrible."
As for my mother, it wasn't Covid 19. It was a massive brain hemorrhage. She had a devastating stroke. There was nothing anybody could do. Now, we are unable to even bury her and have a proper funeral until all this blows over. We will give her a wonderful celebration of life when the time comes. And yes, my brother-in-law David will be there too. He's going to recover in due time. They hope to take him off the respirator this weekend.
Stay safe everyone. Remember to wash your hands and practice good hygiene. My wife has been in public health for 20 years. Washing your hands and using good hygiene is so important. Again, stay safe.