Surviving Together

All I remember from being sick are the really bad headaches and not being able to get out of bed. After taking my medicine, I couldn’t stand straight. Unfortunately, I wasn’t the only one.  At the height of the pandemic, my entire family became ill with COVID-19. My oldest sister, Lindsey, described having a headache first. Then the virus spread throughout our home. My mother, whom we believed to be getting better, hugged me as we fell asleep on the couch. Shortly after, she began having trouble breathing and had to go to the hospital. She could barely speak.

For over a month, my family had to isolate from one another. After being so sick for so long, we got used to being separated and continued to do everything on our own. This project is a reflection of that period of time and the activities we are doing to get back to the normal life we used to live before COVID-19. 

My mom hugging me while sick. May 27, 2020

Our masks hanging on our coat hanger inside my home. May 11, 2020

My dad leaving our apartment to throw the trash out, May 27, 2020

My mom using a oximeter while she was sick. May 12, 2020

A reflection of my mom doing work while my dog sleeps on her legs. May 18, 2020

My dog waits for my sister's door to open while she was self-quarantined. May 11, 2020

My sister helping cook for the first time since being self-quarantined. May 12, 2020

My mom's inhaler and pills that she used while she was sick. May 11, 2020

One of the first times that we hung out as a family again since being sick. May 31, 2020

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