• Sharon Was My First Patient, And I'm Heartbroken That She's Gone

    7 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    I was chopping carrots to make soup when I returned the hospital social worker's call about my patient, Sharon. I had made calls like this many times before. At 78, Sharon had multiple medical conditions and was often hospitalized for brief periods. But this time was different. The social worker said brusquely: “Your patient; she died today of Covid.”
    The knife in my hand dropped to the cutting board. I began to sob: deep, gulping sobs. In the five days since we'd last spoken, Sharon had died of Covid? How could that be? Through the dull roar in my head, I heard my five-year-old whining...
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