66-year-old twin sisters passed away only four days apart after contracting coronavirus.
Eileen and Eleanor Andrews are believed to have gotten the infection at the home they shared together.
Stuart, Eleanor’s son, said his mother was the first one to develop symptoms and passed away on March 29. Sadly, Eileen also died four days later. Both had underlying health conditions.
“It doesn’t feel real. It’s beginning to take its toll on us and it’s getting harder every day,” Stuart expressed.
Now, their 68-year-old brother, Phillip, is admitted to hospital after testing positive for the deadly infection.
“It’s terrible, he was still up and about, he was active and to see him go like this you’d think he was a totally different person,” Stuart said.
“You think “it’s not going to happen to me – it’s not going to happen to me” because things like this don’t happen to us but it does, it does happen.
“Just stay in, because this is the effect of people not staying in, and not listening to the Government. We don’t want to put people through what we are going through.”
Janice, Stuart’s wife, described the experience as a ‘horror film or a nightmare.’ She shared how Eileen quickly deteriorated even though she was receiving treatment in hospital.
“We spoke to her on the telephone at about 8.15pm. She was on oxygen and we couldn’t make much out. They rang us at 9.15pm and said she was sat up asking for tea and jelly. Twenty five minutes later she had passed away,” Janice said.
“It has to be a closed funeral and there is only six allowed with the vicar or reverend. There will obviously no wake, no cars, that’s all you can do.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with this family during this difficult time.
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