Like I explained in yesterday’s post, Sarah, my husband’s 27-year-old granddaughter, has tested positive for covid-19. She is also nine months pregnant. Her due date was last Friday.
Yesterday, Sarah’s doctor sent her to the hospital because she was having trouble breathing. Today, the hospital sent her home, despite the fact that she is still very short of breath. They gave her some kind of an apparatus to help her breathe, and told her to come back if she gets worse, or if she goes into labor. This hospital is in Phoenix, Arizona. Our guess is that the hospital is too full, otherwise why would they send her home in this condition?
Sarah has a four-year-old son and a ten-month-old daughter at home. She is too sick to care for them properly, and she could not find anyone local who was willing to help her. This morning Sarah called her mom, my husband’s daughter, and asked if she could come and get the children until Sarah is well enough to take care of them again.
My stepdaughter lives in New Mexico, about an hour away from her dad and me. She works for the Department of Defense. She had some leave coming that she will soon loose if she does not take it, so she called her job to let them know what is going on, and then got ready for the six hundred mile/ten hour drive from her house to Phoenix.
When I told my husband what was happening, he jumped up and said “I’m not going to let her drive all that way by herself, I am going with her.” My husband is still undergoing daily radiation treatment for cancer. He only has five more treatments to go. I tried to talk him into letting me go instead, but he would not hear of it. He knows I’m not that good at handling long road trips, because of some bad accidents I have witnessed in the past.
My awesome husband and his very precious daughter left almost four hours ago. They expect to reach Phoenix at around three o’clock in the morning, and head back here to New Mexico with the children sometime tomorrow.
I love my husband and my stepdaughter so much. I feel like my stomach is tied in knots right now. It’s been feeling this way, ever since yesterday when we got the news that Sarah has covid. I’m doing a lot of praying and trying not to fear the worst.
I appreciate everyone’s prayers so much. Please don’t stop praying! Thank you!