Stop COVID 19 Coronavirus web 375"We should have gotten the COVID shots" My husband and I were scheduled for our COVID shots on Friday. The previous week, I suggested that we be tested for the COVID. The nurse told us that we both tested positive, but I must go to the hospital for more testing. My husband and I did not feel sick. The next day, my son took me to the hospital emergency room and I was admitted. Medication was administered and I was informed that I was diagnosed with pneumonia, COVID, and a pulmonary embolism. My husband and I did not feel ill. My husband stayed home, and after a few days, felt worse.

I entered the hospital on April 15th and my husband was admitted on April 19th. Every day, I spoke with my husband and FaceTimed him. He was moved from the fourth floor to the fifth floor because of his breathing. My daughter helped assist me with my oxygen, which was needed 24 hours a day. It was a little difficult learning to adjust to the compressor and the gauges. A feeling of helplessness hovered over me because I wasn't able to visit my husband. My advice to him was to be cooperative and supportive of all assistance and advice given to him.

I feel that I was remiss because I wasn't there to be his advocate. Unfortunately, he was not responding, and entered the ICU. Eventually, my husband's condition worsened. He refused any further treatment and expired from the COVID. All our family has been devastated and shocked that their 80-year-old, healthy father is gone. We have prayed, cried, and said many rosaries for this wonderful man, husband, father, and grandfather. Life for all of us has drastically changed forever. I would tell anyone to take the COVID shot because it was too late for my husband and don't let it be too late for you or anyone in your family. I hope this helps someone who needs to read this.
Sincerely, Elissa Clausnitzer

Lessons Learned During the Pandemic
“I learned how to be a bit more patient with everything and less short-tempered. I used to be more snippy with my sisters but we’ve become closer because we’ve spent so much time together during the pandemic.” Evelyn Schmoyer, aged 14

"We moved in the middle of COVID. For us, it was a time of hidden blessings with family members (including college grandsons with muscles) free to help. Our hearts ached for those suffering, but we settled into our new nest with gratitude, and tons of cleaning supplies." Shirley Leonard

"I learned that I don't have to go to every event that interests me. I can fill my days just fine at home." Jill Davidson


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