When Mum has Covid, the son must have negative RATs to continue to attend his day program. Her friend, Helen, buys them a lot of fresh food. Kind people leave containers of delicious soup at the door. She is tired and points to her throat. “Sore”, she says. He brings her a mandarin.
She wears a mask when she helps him shower. Mum is feeling better today, but she can’t leave the house for a few more days. On Thursdays, Sachiko usually comes with Tilly to motivate him at exercise physiology. Because Mum has Covid, they won’t come today. Instead, they appear on Facetime. It’s good to see them, to keep in touch.
When Mum has Covid, support is connection.