When Mithila Palkar’s 93-year-old grandfather received COVID-19

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Mithila Palkar with her grandparents (courtesy officialhumansofbombay)

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  • “Bhau recovered, 10 days later,” Mithila wrote.
  • She and her grandmother had moved to another house.
  • “Bhau and I hug each other tightly,” added Shr.

New Delhi:

Actress Mithila Palkar, in a post for Humans Of Bombay, talked about the moment his 93-year-old grandfather tested positive for COVID-19. Mithila began by saying that since she lived with her grandparents, she was very careful about maintaining social distance and other safety measures. “Bhau had a babysitter to help me; another maid helped mom, my grandmother; I forbade them to go out. Twice a week, I would buy groceries. Bhau is 93 years old and diabetic; he didn’t want to take risks. So, I didn’t I hugged or went into the kitchen. ” But soon a maid and Mithila’s grandfather developed COVID-19 symptoms and tested positive. Mithila decided to move into her aunt’s house together with her grandmother and that’s where the real emotional struggle began.

In his post, Mithila said: “Bhau was surprisingly calm. But when I told him that Mumma and I would move into Masi’s house, he was shattered. For the past 65 years, Bhau and Mumma have never parted, just seeing each other. it reassured him. But we couldn’t risk Mumma’s health, so I lied that Mumma had to go to the doctor. For the next 10 days, he would call us 3 or 4 times a day and ask us, ‘Is Mumma okay?’, ‘ When are you coming to meet me? ‘Mumma is very strong, but I knew he wanted to meet Bhau. “

She then shared this heartwarming reunion story, which will make you feel good: “Miraculously, Bhau recovered; ten days later, she tested negative. When Mumma and I returned, he almost ran to her with a smile and touched her head affectionately. Bhau and I hugged each other tightly. “

“It has been an emotional roller coaster, but the positive side is that we have to spend a lot of time together. We have become closer; I have learned to read his silences. And he keeps telling me, ‘at least I’m going to be a century; no I will leave you so soon “, closed Mithila in his publication.

Read Mithila Palkar’s full account here:

“I struggled to explain the pandemic to Bhau, my grandfather. I had a hundred questions: ‘Why don’t you go out?’, ‘How will you work?’ So I explained, “We won’t go out. We will all be together. “He was happy that I was spending more time with him. But it was easier said than done. After his health problem last year, Bhau was mostly confined to 4 walls. But due to the closure, his newspaper was stolen from him. morning, the vitthal temple aarti and chat with our neighbors. Bhau had a babysitter to help her; another maid helped mom, my grandmother; I forbade them to go out. Twice a week, she bought groceries. Bhau is 93 years old and diabetic . I didn’t want to take any chances. So I didn’t hug them or go into the kitchen. But both of my grandparents got anxious. Bhau loves to be full and even though he can’t hear well, he just watched everyone chat and smile. And Now even my Masi couldn’t visit us. To distract Bhau, I would play chess with him and he would tell me the stories of his childhood. A few weeks ago our help went to the market and later, he developed a fever. Even before we got your results of COVID, Bhau had a high fever. “I don’t want to scare you, but it may be what you think it is,” Bhau’s doctor said. I.D. Bhau and our help tested positive. Bhau was surprisingly calm. But when I told him that Mumma and I were moving into Masi’s house, he was devastated. For the past 65 years, Bhau and Mumma have never been apart, just seeing us around reassured him. But we couldn’t risk Mumma’s health, so I lied that Mumma had to go to the doctor. For the next 10 days, he would call us 3-4 times a day and ask us, ‘Is Mom okay?’, ‘When are you coming to see me? Mumma is very strong; but he knew that she wanted to meet with Bhau. Miraculously, Bhau recovered; ten days later, it tested negative. When Mumma and I backed away, he almost ran up to her with a smile and touched her head affectionately. Bhau and I hug each other tightly. It has been an emotional roller coaster, but the positive side is that we have to spend a lot of time together. We have come closer; I learned to read their silences. And he keeps telling me: ‘At least I’m going to be a century; I’m not leaving you so soon! #internationaldayofolderpersons

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Mithila Palkar is best known for her role as Kavya in the web series Small things, which now airs on Netflix. Mithila made her Bollywood debut with the film directed by Nikhil Advani Katti Batti, co-starring Kangana Ranaut. He acted alongside Dulquer Salmaan in Karwaanwhich was her first Bollywood movie in a leading role. Mithila also headlined the Netflix movie Chopsticks, co-starring Abhay Deol. Mithila has another Netflix movie Tribhanga in the lineup.

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