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‘Up to us now to keep him safe’: Household readies for scrapping of COVID restrictions

By Robin Grant, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterTelegraph-Journal

Thu., July 29, 20212 min. be taught

Early Newspaper

SAINT JOHN • No longer being ready to like household by her facet while she drove from successfully being facility to successfully being facility for appointments alongside with her younger son, who is a cancer survivor, used to be an keeping aside skills for Courtney Glazier all around the pandemic.

Her six-twelve months-feeble Jaxon used to be identified with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer, at age two.

While he grew to develop to be cancer-free in 2019, Jaxon must abet usual appointments, exams and scans on the pediatric oncology unit on the Saint John Regional Sanatorium and the IWK in Halifax.

The pandemic most attention-grabbing added to the isolation of having a baby who is seriously ailing.

That’s why when the province lifts all COVID-19 restrictions at 11: 59 p.m. on Friday, even when her son is immunocompromised –Jaxon doesn’t like a kidney or adrenal glands – the Saint John mother will breathe a converse of reduction.

“It’s up to us now to keep him safe and not the authorities,” she acknowledged. “It’s going to be a immense burden lifted off of us with ailing children now that they’ll like the give a prefer to that they need after they’re going through subtle times.”

The COVID-19 restrictions on hospitals intended that Glazier couldn’t rely on household give a prefer to all over those visits the attach the spectre of scandalous news about her son’s situation jumpy her every time.

“Our final day out wasn’t so correct, and I had to take care of the news by myself,” she acknowledged. “You would favor anyone there to hear to the scandalous news with you.”

Pharmacist Margaret McQuinn, who owns Titillating’s Nook Drug Store in Sussex, acknowledged even within the ideal of times, those that like weakened immune systems must voice better warning than all people else as they’re susceptible to an array of diseases.

She acknowledged what she’s listening to from those with weakened immune systems in regards to the province going inexperienced is that they are enraged but additionally enraged by all the unknowns zero COVID restrictions will bring.

“I’ve heard many (announcing) they’re so enraged but additionally nervous, and loads of of of them announcing, ‘I’ll be having my conceal on for some time and in going into immense crowds,’” she acknowledged.

Being extra cautious will not be contemporary to Glazier or her son.

Before the pandemic, the total time Jaxon used to be combating cancer, they were self-keeping aside from whichever doubtlessly lifestyles-threatening disease or an infection may perchance perhaps perchance overrun his immune machine.

“I train the execs positively outweigh the cons,” Glazier acknowledged. “There’s mute going to be some fright about it, and he is high possibility for growing all kinds of extraordinary issues, so we’re mute extra cautious.

“We’ll mute bring hand sanitizer, we observe our social distancing but as for being ready to walk back and forth and be ready to develop issues all all over again, this may perchance perhaps perchance be good.”

She added hospitals must like allowed a give a prefer to individual in with each and each guardian of a baby having to undergo usual successfully being facility checkups all around the pandemic.

“I train it’s very heartless that they didn’t.”

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‘Up to us now to keep him safe’: Household readies for scrapping of COVID restrictions