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Lost my cousin

August 1st, 2021 at 08:02 pm

I was off on Monday. Tuesday morning we had a supervisors' meeting then I met with my supervisor to discuss updating a policy. My mom called & left a voicemail during the meeting. Then my dad left a text message to call them. I excused myself from the meeting then as I knew it was something urgent. When I called my mom told me that my cousin had passed away. She & her fiancé had tested for Covid-19 & were recovering at his home. She lives with her parents, but once they tested positive she moved out to quarantine. On Monday she started to feel bad, then that night she started to have issues breathing. By Tuesday morning she was gone. It took her just that fast. She was 41.

My aunt & uncle lost their youngest daughter at the age of 30 only 3 years ago. Two of their three children gone in just 3 years. It seems unbelievably cruel. My uncle had C19 last fall & was hospitalized twice. Once for the virus, the second time for getting a blood clot due to the treatment. He was taking all precautions & had no idea how he got it.

I last saw my cousin on May 1st when we had an outdoor birthday party to celebrate my aunt's 70th birthday. She was beautiful inside & out and had her life ahead of her. Her doctor recommended she not get vaccinated due to having Crohn's disease. I don't know what concerns her doctor had, but hindsight is 20/20. I wish she had been vaccinated.

I am off this coming week because I was preparing to move as I have been for weeks. The funeral is Wednesday night in New Orleans. I will attend, but I'm nervous about my parents attending even though they are both vaccinated as am I. I will drive back to Baton Rouge that night, attend the gravesite service in the country the next morning, then head to New Orleans to start moving into my apartment. 

I pray that you & your loved ones remain healthy.

18 Responses to “Lost my cousin”

  1. Joan.of.the.arch Says:

    Oh, that is shocking. So sorry. Please do be careful yourself.

  2. Wink Says:

    I am so very sorry, it really is shocking how fast this miserable virus can claim lives. Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. Take care.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I wish she had been vaccinated, too! My SIL has Crohn's but was vaccinated as soon as it was available, and she has had no issues. Sometimes doctors don't give very good advice.

    I am very sorry for your loss. She was so young.

  4. latestart Says:

    I am so sorry.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    That is incredibly sad. I am sorry to hear that.

  6. Dido Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Very sorry for your loss, especially now with your aunt and uncle losing 2 of 3 of their children, life can definitely be cruel sometimes.

  8. mumof2 Says:

    sorry for the loss of your would think that being compromised they would recommend vaccination...either way a tragic loss for all her friends and family

  9. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. 😞

  10. Petunia 100 Says:

    This is very sad. I am so sorry for your loss.

  11. Carol Says:

    My sympathy to you and your whole family.

  12. My English Castle Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear this news.

  13. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm so sorry. It's rough dealing with this disease and what it does to families. The reason they didn't recommend it to people with Crohn's is because they hadn't studied it yet in people with Crohn's, but there are studies going on now following people with the disease and how the vaccine is affecting them, along with people with other immune diseases. Sadly, not soon enough to save your cousin. There's not a lot of info on how people with autoimmune diseases react to it, especially those of us on immune supressing drugs. Our doctor recommended it in our cases. I consented to be followed for people with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia when I got my vaccine and my daughter did for Sjogren's Syndrome and fibromyalgia as well. Anything people can do to help others in our situation have more info down the road should be done.

  14. Lubbock Doe Says:

    I am sorry for your loss. We are all gonna get through this pandemic. Have faith in God.

  15. rob62521 Says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. May you and your family have God's peace and comfort.

  16. terri77 Says:

    Thank you for sharing that information, LuckyRobin.

  17. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss. C-19 bites.

  18. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

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