There will be 4 at his funeral.
My dad isn’t dead yet but he’s dying in the next few days.
Last night my mum decided to come out of quarantine against advice to go and see dad before he leaves us. Instead of the skin to skin kisses my mum wore a face mask, gloves and apron - the minimum protection you can wear in these CV19 times when the patient has a cough.
My dad hasn’t got coronavirus. He’s had Parkinson’s for 20 years and in the late stages, which has caused his body to stop swallowing and on top of that has a chest infection which resulted in a cough. All coughs are treated as possible coronavirus at the home.
My dad hasn’t eaten for a week, he’s had no water for 4 days, his eyes are closed and he can’t move. He can’t speak to us and makes this growl with his throat. Parkinson’s took his ability to swallow and it is slowly taking his life. As a family we didn’t know what the end would look like but we were not expecting the situation to be one where we felt like we were starving my dad to death.
When dad passes we are aloud 6 at his funeral, we have to social distance from each other, we cannot travel in the same car together and will be expected not to hug each other as we all live in different houses. My dads friends cannot attend.
If you are going through similar and would like to speak please contact me, I would have preferred to go into this knowing all the details.