Linda is in the Hospital
Linda Hall, my BFF and the Executive Purrector here at RRINC, is battling COVID-19 and Pneumonia today, having been admitted to the hospital this morning.
Linda did everything right: When her 15-year-old son Cam had it, she wore a mask and social distanced (as much as it killed her not to be with her son). He recovered, she didn’t get sick. Cam got it at work from someone who refused to wear a mask by the way. He was wearing his…
When her adult daughter Nikki and son-in-law Sebastian both got it, Linda wore a mask, social distanced, and left food and supplies at their door. They recovered. She didn’t get it. Nikki and Sebastian got it from Cam, before he even knew he had been exposed…
After not leaving the house at all since February, Linda and her son Cam braved the long drive from Ohio to South Carolina to visit me for a week. They wore masks, they social distanced when stopping for food and gas. Linda stayed put at my house (no one else has been in my house since February) and if we needed groceries, I went and got them. Cam was immune so he was fine having had it already. Linda did not get sick at all. We felt it was a successful trip and much needed for both work and to boost our spirits. We were safe.
But back home, over two weeks later, Linda started feeling ill… Apparently, two people at her husband Brian’s workplace have COVID-19. They shut his workplace just as Linda was getting a full blown onset of COVID-19. Apparently, he brought it home from work, from people who came without face masks. No one knew they had it until it was too late. Brian picked it up from them and brought it home; he is one of those silent carriers. Yes, he wore a mask.
So people, someone in that chain, those people at both Cam’s and Brian’s workplaces, did not wear masks…
WEAR A BLOODY MASK PEOPLE!!! No one is trying to take away your rights… We just want to LIVE! You wear pants, right? SO WEAR A MASK!!! This is about life and death, its not something to make an ill-informed stand against. It’s not Republican. It’s not Democrat. This is not about politics!
Linda and I have a Golden Girls life planned for when we’re both old and grey. I want her there with me to do all the fun things we’ve planned. Her family and I want her here now to enjoy helping people with their cats, to finish raising her teen aged son with her husband, to finally enjoy the holidays now that we no longer run JFC Petsitting and work during holidays. We’ve worked hard for that, and she deserves to enjoy it… And, her 8 cats and her dog miss her, too!
SO – Think about this image next time you think your right to not wear a mask outweighs the rest of us and our right to live! This is a vibrant young mother, now in the hospital fighting for her life, who did everything right.
But someone out there did NOT do the right thing, and now she is paying the price along with MILLIONS of other people. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!! We can fix this in just a few weeks if we would just WEAR A MASK AND/OR STAY HOME!