Last night or maybe the day before Cheryl asked me whether we would have to get another booster shot. Covid-19 has drifted into the background since the death of E ii R and other news. I replied that no doubt someone was working on a new shot to address the specific variation of the virus in the same manner that a new flu shot is developed every year. We will ask Lauren when we see her in December.
The WSJ has this to say today about Covid -19.
Her commentary and question about the current covid vaccine challenge was mixed in with other comments about the many old Christmas, birthday and other holiday greeting cards that she has rediscovered and placed in a small basket crafted by my dad’s deceased sister Alberta. I still marvel at Aunt Bert’s skill. Cheryl marvels at all the cards that in her mind just appeared in the mail. Most are years old but they just came today.
Sometimes she replies to the messages contained inside each card on the card itself. Later when she reads her own reply, perhaps days later, it is new information.
Dementia is at least memory loss and everything is new and fresh. I have not been given that gift. Everyday is a new day even if it is Groundhog Day.