Coronavirus Virus Texas: COVID-19 Epidemic Continuous Battle for Families with Loved Ones in Long-Term Care Facilities

Houston, Texas (KTRK) – The COVID-19 epidemic has presented a variety of challenges for various people, including families with loved ones in long-term care facilities.A 22-year-old Houston-area resident who has been in a long-term care facility since suffering a serious injury during a high school football game is having trouble seeing visitors.

Grant Milton, now 22 years old, was a Woodlands Highlanders football star and was playing in the 2016 State Playoff Game, when he suffered a deep injury during the game. He and his family’s life will change forever.Grant’s father, Miles Milton, said, “There hasn’t been a day that I haven’t thought about.”

Grant has been in a long-term care facility for the past four years. The epidemic has proved difficult for his parents, who may see him in place with visitor restrictions.

“Not being able to hug her and smile with her and tell her that you care in person is a real challenge,” Miles said.

Miles recently shared a post on social media about his grief and was unable to celebrate his son’s 22nd birthday.

“This is our son, he is 22 years old, he has a brain injury, can’t speak, is quadratic, is still tube fed, so we’re accustomed to being with him all the time and it’s not his first birthday. Touching him. Able to, hug her, all those things, “Miles said.

While it is not difficult that they are not able to visit the facility to see their son, they understand the precautions to be taken.

“Now we know that you have to protect the most vulnerable population. So, it is painful for us, but we will take care not only of Grant, but also of all the people who are in the care and in the same condition.” ” He is, “Miles said.

He last saw his son during a doctor visit in June. He has another one coming. As hard as it has not been to see Grant, they have been able to see him every day on FaceTime.

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