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It's my mum's 93rd birthday on Mother's Day.

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MarionHalcombe Mon 16-Mar-20 22:22:19

She lives alone. Hasn't been ill in 40 years apart from the odd cold however is on tablets for a slight underactive thyroid and blood thinners.

A carer goes in once a day to make her a hot meal and empty her bins, she doesn't have internet.

What would you do on Sunday? Would it be stupid to bring her to my house and invite the family round?

If we leave her on her own she could catch it off her carer the day after.

What would you do or if it was you what would you like to happen?

MissAdventure Mon 16-Mar-20 22:25:59

I wouldn't have all the family round, but I would probably see her.
I think the info today said something about staying within your own neighbourhood, if possible.

Grandmafrench Mon 16-Mar-20 22:34:07

I'd go and see her - maybe before any family came to me. You know where you've been, who you've seen and how you are feeling. That's so much easier than trying to establish that all members of your family don't present any current health risks to your Mum. She'll be thrilled to see you and it'll be lovely to share a Mother's Day visit with her. I so miss mine whom I recently lost at 103.

MarionHalcombe Tue 17-Mar-20 08:27:59

It's so sad. She loves her family.

Grammaretto Tue 17-Mar-20 08:54:36

I would definitely go and see her but explain that it can't be the whole crowd this time.

My MiL was 95 on Friday. We went round in the evening for cake and a drink with her (and grandpa) and prised open some of the over wrapped florist flowers, which they hadn't been able to do. They have a daily help but no "carers".

We are also in the danger zone being over 70 (and DH has health problems) so have a dilemma too.

Harris27 Tue 17-Mar-20 08:58:14

I would go and see her she may not have many Mother’s Day ,left. Sorry to be so harsh but that’s what I would do.