After 16 years of struggles in school, my son at the beginning of 2020 was diagnosed with Autism. Finally we got the answers we needed, and then suddenly the country shut down. State borders were closed, and my mother was unable to visit. O...
Getting diagnosed with Autism
Each day a nurse would ring to find out how we were and whether we had any virus symptoms. At this stage they were concentrating on high temperatures which neither my husband nor I had. We both had what we perceived as head colds and were permitted to contact a local pharmacy to obtain medication which was delivered to our room. We had three meals per day provided, no menu choice but like the accommodation at no cost and placed on a mat outside the door. Our window couldn’t be opened and a security person patrolled the floor 24 hours per day.
Cancelled cruise and quarantine to home in SA
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