During this time of uncertainty, we can use the prayers and support from family, friends, and our faith community. This season of the Covid-19 pandemic has baffled our medical scientist. We are being inundated with information regarding what systems, safety precautions, and treatments we should follow. Our lives have been disrupted in ways that we never imagined.
Unfortunately, many of us have lost family and friends to this pandemic or we are watching them suffer through the sickness. I will never forget the experience I had with my father when he contracted the decease. He went in for an infection in his body and while in the hospital he contracted COVID-19. We were not allowed to visit; however, he had a phone for us to communicate with him. The most heart-wrenching thing was hearing him struggle to speak when you called him, and not knowing if that day would be his last. After a while, we were not able to call him because he was too weak to talk and he had a respirator.
It was very emotional and draining for my son Anthony, who loved his grandfather dearly, he was the representative for the family, and we could only give him virtual emotional support. However, as I prayed for a miracle to have another chance to speak to him. God answered my prayer on Mother’s Day my daughter reached out to the hospital and discovered that his nurse could facetime me. When I saw him, it was overwhelming, but my heart was filled with so much joy to have that opportunity.
We cannot physically be by their side to touch or comfort them, it is just a world of isolation and sickness. They are in the hands of self-sacrificing hospital staff that are doing their best to take care of them. Many have stories that are beyond what we could have imagined. Some people lost several family members within a day of each other, both parents, and children. The days of gathering for a funeral as we know it is over saying goodbye is at the gravesite for 30 minutes.
We are believing that God will deliver us from this attack. However, in the meantime, we must do all we can to protect ourselves and the ones we love. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Provides the following:
- Know how it spreads
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid close contact
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth when around others
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect
- Monitor your health daily
The link below will provide you with in-depth details for you to follow and remember you must be proactive in this prevention.