Mental Health Mantra 37/365
Take a deep breath : a phrase my Mum used often.
This week there have been quite a few deep breaths taken.
This weekend more than usual.
My Dad tested positive for Covid, we found out on Wednesday morning. He was isolated in his bedroom. There were 2 positives in the residential home he is in, they then retested him and others two days in a row to double check and I got the call late last night to say that he had tested positive again, although with no symptoms, he is going to have to remain in isolation. He has now done 4 days. I think it's 10 days with a test at the end that has to be negative.
Out of 20 residents 9 have tested positive.
Dad's specific unit within the residential home had no covid deaths last year.
Four weeks after having the Pfizer vaccine 50% of the unit have tested positive.
They should have had the second follow up dose a week ago but that has been extended to "I don't know when o'clock."
Dad, a 91 year old man with vascular dementia, not easy at all. I have spoken to him today and he's fed up. The team there are amazing and doing their upmost to care for our family members.
I am taking a deep breath.
On the flip side to all of this and to calm my mind, I enjoyed doing this watercolour today - I'll use that word again, it was hypnotic.
I wasn't sure whether to leave it without inking but I just can't help myself.
'Art with Heart - Calm your Mind Soothe your Soul.'