Thank you to those offering comforting thoughts regarding the tragic loss of Michelle. Yes, she was vaccinated and also had compromising issues. But she was by no means "fragile" - very active with her family and the community and her work. Loved to travel. She's left a palpable void.
A week prior to her passing, she was admitted to the hospital and put on a ventilator - certainly not a good sign. She'd been showing teeny signs of improvement with her medical team hoping to take her off the ventilator soon. Then she had a stroke, her body working so hard.
There was really no hope at that point, so the family planned to move her to comfort care. She passed away right after the ventilator was removed. At least she didn't linger.
I've known several people who've had COVID. Two of them have died from it. But the others got through it without much fuss. Some have mentioned "long COVID" symptoms - brain fog and fatigue, mostly. Many don't really know how/where they got it.
And the world keeps spinning. I'm looking forward to a little Thanksgiving break next week. There's
always plenty to be thankful for!
I'm thankful for people still blogging and still stopping by!