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  1. @seaoma if I’m ever in a fight I want you at my back! Thank you for your words. @MJSailors I think hindsight is 20/20. They went on the world cruise two years ago with no difficulty. When they left we had no idea of how the world was about to change. Never having cruised myself, I was naive. I didn’t know past cruises have had to end early. The Love Boat (my only cruising experience lol) always made it back to port! I think this was a wake up call for many older folks, or those who don’t fly. But I will also say that it is far easier to think of people our parents age giving things up.
  2. Good morning everyone. Thanks for all the messages and great shopping ideas. We have The Visiting Angels coming for a visit today to discuss options. Even if they only do the shopping and errands now, I’m hoping they will find someone they like in case more help is needed on a regular basis. Plus there will be someone to have eyes on them a couple of times a week. My mom’s “I’m fine” is sometimes hard to believe, especially from a distance. If that doesn’t pan out I will call the store she shops at or look into the other great ideas. Thanks so much. Besides doing the errands I prett
  3. Good morning all, I have to go back and read through the last few days. I’ve taken an internet break, but when I saw that you were worried about the duct tape taking a turn on me I had to come and reassure you that so far we are al duct tape free! My mom has improved a lot. She is now up making dinner (yes, I’ve tried to take that job away from her but no go). They are now in good enough shape that if we can sort out a way for her to get groceries (reminder about her tech skills for those who will say “order online”) I think I can head home for now. We will work on that this week. @rjb
  4. Hi all, guess what? No new news! 😊 They did not stop on the way home but already my mom has said she is going out. So for all you who commented on me keeping them home, you are so right. I’m not as tough as our elders or FHP but I’ll keep them here! It’s my new job. If not I’ll call for backup. Thanks all and know if there are any developments I’ll make sure to let you know. You are all in my thoughts. Please stay safe!
  5. @rjbean4 thank you for posting those videos. I’ll show the one from the Amsterdam to the folks. I’m sure they will see familiar faces. And you were right about the tissues! Thanks all. so I went out for a few things today, mostly produce, and when I got home at 3:15 there was a message from 2:15 saying they will both be home in an hour. WHAT??? of course they are driving themselves home. 🤦🏽‍♀️ I’ll do my best to keep them safe... @PiperHolliday I’m very glad your husband has stopped flying. ❤️
  6. @seaoma, don’t panic, it’s good news! Their test results are back and they came up negative!!! Don’t worry folks, I know there are false negatives but I’m going to believe it and celebrate.🍾 They remain in the hospital as their heart rates seem to be stubbornly staying out of whack, but they sound good and besides being bored, are in good spirits. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. What else can I say? This is SUCH a great community. ❤️💕🙏 @Copper10-8 I passed on the message from Maria and Grazella (I hope Im spelling that correctly) to my mom. She was a little start
  7. @Copper10-8 you are like a miracle worker! Wow!!! Thank you so much for the info I’ll pass it on right away. now can you make this virus go away? still no results.
  8. @copper10-8 thank you, and know I totally understand if this is not possible. My mom was asking about the two wonderful women who work in the Neptune lounge. I believe they are servers or at least they have something to do with food because they very kindly helped Jim, who had difficulty with his walker, carry his plate. She told me their names and I think one was Maria but I’m sorry, I can’t remember the other one’s name. I’ll ask her when I speak to her today. Their kindness and consideration made their cruise so enjoyable. We spoke to the nursing station last night. They are both stabl
  9. Thank you all. Still no test results. They are both up and down a bit. I promise to post with any news so no news IS good news. 😊 I told them about your thoughts and prayers. They were touched. I don’t suppose there is any way to find out how specific crew members are? My mom was worried about two of them in particular.
  10. Thank you everyone. Your thoughts, prayers and virtual hugs (thank you @Seasick Sailor) truly mean so much. @Caribbean Chris thank you for that information. I had no idea it was rated so highly. That’s very comforting and I can attest to the kindness of all the staff I’ve had contact with. With the stress levels in the hospitals I expected a two minute call with a nurse if that, but they have taken their time to make sure we have information and have assured us we are welcome to call if we have questions. Healthcare workers are heroes in my books. I don’t know if they are still doing it, b
  11. @cat shepard no laughing matter indeed! Amen to that sister. When I think of the healthcare providers without PPE and the medical staff getting fired for trying to protect themselves and their patients I want to scream. When I think about those in New York, stuck in that density with each days exponential growth of cases I feel suffocated. And if I think too long about the massive number of deaths we have yet to face, and the lack of help for those in the worst shape I could really just give in and cry for days. I think we all need to find bright spots and find ways to keep up our spirits.
  12. @cat shepard Yes Ann, I’ll have to be insistent indeed. They have already told me regardless I don’t need to be tested and to only come to the hospital if I develop severe symptoms. Just assume I’m positive. So, no more groceries for me even with a mask. I’m staying put, no way I’m putting others at risk. On a positive note, when I run out of food I’m going to order from Door Dash!
  13. @rjbean4 I know. You and others in this thread worked so hard and got them home safely. Regardless of what happens I am so grateful for that. If they were on the ship or half way around the world you all would have to talk me down from trying to find a sympathetically millionaire to get me closer to them. They are here, I am grateful. @carolyn22 thank you for letting me know about this. I will make sure they have ruled that out. Also, nurse practitioners are amazing. They are my primary healthcare providers at home and my satisfaction with my healthcare has never been higher.
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