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While the world self-isolates, my mother wakes up alone in a hospital locked to visitors.

The first time I call the hospital, they tell me to call back later. The second time, before the nurse connects me to her, she warns me that my mom is not having a great day. They just switched her to a new room, and she’s not happy about it.

My mom tells me that it’s good to hear my voice. Then she tells me that they are constructing a whole new hospital wing outside her door. This hospital she’s staying at is also a theatre, she tells me. She says the construction has upset some of the patients, so…

Erin J. Walker

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