Rooster_Ties Posted June 29, 2022 Report Share Posted June 29, 2022 Since Sunday, my 95-year old father has been getting very confused about things, having trouble coming up with some words, sometimes only answering questions with short 5-6 word sentences, and (twice now) not knowing if it was day or night (extreme confusion about time of day, and passage of time). I normally talk to him every day for usually ~20 minutes, and when I talked to him on Friday it was for over 45 minutes (and he seemed completely normal). But since Sunday, he hasn’t been able to sustain a conversation for more than 4-5 minutes (and I called him 5 times yesterday, and 4-5 times Monday). So I got word first thing this morning that he’s Covid-positive — which is sort of a relief, because at least there’s an explanation for what’s been going on. An ongoing story, obviously, more to come. My cousin’s husband’s father (also in his 90’s) got Covid about 2 months ago, and had major ‘brain-fog’ for about a week, but then seemed to be 100% back to normal a couple weeks later. My dad’s double-vaxed, and double-boosted (all Pfizer) — and I’m hoping for the best. I’ve been on a rollercoaster the last few days, to say the least, from 1,000 miles away (he’s back in St. Louis, in what I feel is a very capable and good assisted living center — though so far, knock on wood, he hasn’t even had to take advantage of any of their ‘assisted living’ services — and he still lives ‘independently’ (other than getting his meals in a common dining room). For the moment, I do still have a high confidence level in the quality of the place he lives, and the care he’s getting — and I’ve never had any reason to doubt the quality of the people who run the place and work their (who all have mostly seemed nothing short of fantastic, since we moved him in there last September, and during my 5-6 visits since then). Finger’s crossed he comes thru all this just fine. He sounds pretty good on the phone — pretty darn good, actually (no breathing problems, just a slight nasally sound to his voice), and it’s really just been his mental acuity that seems to be the biggest symptom, from what I can tell. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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