Utah schools did an online "school spirit" week, and we mostly participated. Honestly, we probably did better this week than in the weeks the kids are actually in school. There was a crazy sock day, a whatcha reading day, pajama day (how easy was that!), email your favorite teacher day, and school colors. In one form or another, we managed all but the last one. Oh, well...
|Crazy sock day|
I worry so much that we're not doing enough. I know (believe me, I know) that the flu kills so many more, but this is different, this is new. And it's quickly overwhelming hospitals and equipment supplies. The flu doesn't shut down elective medical procedures or cancel office visits, both of which have been done. And by the way, "elective" means it's not an emergency, not that it's just cosmetic. A hip replacement, a g-tube, ankle surgery, tonsillectomy: those are considered "elective." If it can be put off without risk of death, it's elective. And they're not happening right now.
Utah hasn't seen a lot, yet. I'm praying we don't. Andrew is supposed to be in New York City right now. Two and a half weeks ago, over 80% of the parents voted to continue with the trip along with one to California. With Aaron's challenges, we pulled Andrew out. Obviously, they've since been cancelled and no one has gone.
We've tightened things down around here some more. Our adult kids were coming over for Sunday dinner along with William's mom. That's not happening anymore, and I miss them terribly, and it's only been two weeks. We've tightened up our nursing. There was one nurse who was also a student, and when cases started appearing, I asked the agency to not send her until two weeks after her last hospital clinical, but now I've asked that she not come back until after this passes. The four I've got coming are all very careful about social distancing, and so are their families. We try to do the same.