While I am not panicking, my dad and step mom are older, 80 and 83. I talked to my dad tonight and all is well. They only see close neighbors. We are not going over (not my choice by any means) to see them due to current conditions. They BOTH (found out after the fact as usual) they spent nearly back to back nights in the ER. Kidney stone and a TIA. Both were released (again, why did I find out 4 days later?) I really could use and hour or so and a glass of wine with my dad! (not something I say often but current times…) My wife and employees (I bought the business from him so they all know him) think I should distance myself from them. It’s better for them 100%.
I do have severe asthma but I take much better precautions than most. Maybe that’s why I don’t panic.
I am 12 minutes away when it’s busy on the roads. I can almost be there faster than 911 (which they did for the last 2 visits in a weeks time, mid March).
So I call, we chat. It’s just not the same.
Have you had the "You need to $&%*(& call me after 911? Or before? This drives me nuts. Neither seem to bat an eye. OK, I am the “black sheep” of the family but we still see them more. Everyone else is 2 - 8 hours away.
So. What are you doing to to care for elderly parents in this time of crisis, pandemic, stupid times?