Mums care home called today to let us know there is a case of suspected coved 19 in her care home. All residents have to be kept in their own rooms for fourteen days. The person with symptoms has not been tested and as far as I can see from the guidelines here in Scotland won’t be tested unless more suspected cases arise in the home. Mum is mobile and used to being able to wander about though does spend a fair amount of time asleep in a chair. At the moment she is a bit under the weather with a suspected uti so thankfully sleeping more any way. The resident who has symptoms is pretty much confined to their own room and not mobile. I have so many questions in my mind right now Including Why can’t they test the person with symptoms rather than isolate all these vulnerable residents for two weeks. This seems cruel When they have already lost family visits. How did the virus get into the home? They have been in lockdown for almost two weeks with only staff able to enter. Does this mean they have an asymptomatic member of staff who has brought it in, and due to the lack of testing could be spreading it about the building? Surely everyone living there should be tested? Should the person with symptoms get worse there are no plans to take that person to hospital to treat them. The care home may get support from GPS and community services but there will be no oxygen and ventilators in intensive care for my Mum and her fellow residents, nor indeed for yours should you find yourselves in a similar position. Frankly it seems they are prepared to throw pwd under the bus and give resources to others. This is to me morally wrong. Surely treatment should be based on clinical prognosis and not age and illness, unless that is relevant? Would be interested to know what others think. Feeling angry upset and scared tonight.