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Oh, I won't be afraid just as long as you stand, stand by me
I know the last several weeks have been crazy for everyone as we all are not only navigating this new normal, but also being confronted with our own mortality.
This especially has been true for us in the last few weeks, as we found ourselves dealing with an unexpected hospitalization for my mom after she experienced a series of seizures on March 26th.
The word that I continuously used until she was able to return home was Gutted. Not being able to ride with her to the hospital, not being able to go inside once she was admitted, relying completely on others to keep us updated on her condition and the care she was receiving. In the 15 years since my mom’s #alzheimers diagnosis, this was the longest she’d been out of our sight.
Fortunately, after a week of uncertainty, of phone calls, and updates from patient and empathetic medical staff, my mom was released. While grateful, it’s also been an adjustment. This episode has definitely marked a change for her and a progression in her disease, which has served as an unexpected wake up call that there is still more #loss and change to come.
For now, it seems things have settled, but the experience has made me appreciate how agonizing the current state of the world really is for so many people: for those experience #loss and #illness, for those who aren’t able to come home from the hospital.
Thinking of everyone out there who may be struggling right now. All my love.