Neighbors, our first responders did sign up for this, and are well and continually trained, including natural compassion. Call when you need them.
I have been as ill with this pneumonia as I was with Covid last fall. I almost called our first responders a few nights ago at 2:30 a.m., but didn’t want to bother them. At the same time, I knew that was irrational thinking from my high fever, rigors, and erratic heart rate.
I did necessarily go to E.R. for several hours the next day, got wonderful care at Unity Health, witnessed infinite patience and compassion as staff faced all manner of extreme cases arrive. We agreed I would go home and keep in close contact with our medical team.
Now I am on the healing side, thanks be to God’s mercy and a just-right-for-me husband (aka caregiver).