SoCS: again with the complications

My life is beyond my control.

The latest wrinkle is that, just as we had worked through the latest set of medical complications with Paco and thought we could arrange another visit with the UK branch of the family before they return to London next week, there were not one but two breakthrough COVID cases discovered in the nursing home staff and the unit is closed to visitors, probably for two weeks.

Because Paco is considered a compassionate care case, we still have limited visitation, but visits need PPE, including N95 masks, and are restricted to no more than two people for about an hour per visit.

Not conducive to visits with a one-year-old and a four-year-old.

We were blessed with an outdoor visit last week and have some pictures to prove it.

That will have to do because I have no control over the situation.

Just hoping that Paco will be able to stay medically stable while we get through this period. He is fully vaccinated, of course, and everyone will be tested multiple times during the lockdown. Fortunately, he was not in close contact with the staff members who tested positive and who were doing the right thing by being fully vaccinated but the delta variant is even more formidable than the original form of the virus.

So, we’ll just keep on doing everything we can.

Even when it’s not ever enough.

I guess “enough” is not a valid concept here.

Even when the best we can do is not close to the best we had hoped for.
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18 thoughts on “SoCS: again with the complications”

    1. Thank you, Lakshmi. I do not that I have only very limited control of my life but I know a lot of people who feel that they can and do control their life. Occasionally something will happen that makes them realize they don’t and it’s a shock to them.

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  1. Makes me think of the Serenity Prayer. We do what we can and turn the rest over to God’s care. I hope you use this time to rest, nurture your spirit, and take care of yourself as much as your can.

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        1. E, L, ABC, and JG are on a plane back to London. I’m very sad to see them go, but moments of peace and rest may be a bit easier to come by without a one- and four-year-old careening around the house…

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  2. “So, we’ll just keep on doing everything we can. Even when it’s not ever enough.” We have a very specific situation in our life that falls squarely in this category. It’s heartbreaking.


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