Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone

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Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone

Post by jserraglio » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:40 am

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Re: Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone

Post by Lance » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:45 am

How very true. I missed my own mother's passing by 55 minutes. I walked into her hospital room, talking to her without realizing she passed. She was always there for all of us including the passage of my father, but she died alone. Perhaps she wanted it that way to avoid us seeing it. So many people across our globe do not get to say their goodbyes under these crisis situations. It's a great pity and truly heartbreaking.
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Re: Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone

Post by jserraglio » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:27 pm

So too, my mom, March 17, age 100. Such high risk I couldn't even visit her the last 3 weeks of her life, my longest interval ever between visits. She was already dead when I got there.

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Re: Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone

Post by barney » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:28 am

My mother was in a different country, New Zealand. We asked her to live with us, as did my sister with her, but her life and friends were there. My sister was with her at the end, and warned me to come fast. I flew in the next morning, but she died as my plane was landing. Like you two, another near miss, and one I bitterly regret.

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Re: Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone

Post by barney » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:30 am

PS, she was a very gifted pianist, who won the New Zealand National Concerto Competition in the 1950s, but once she had children retired to teaching.

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