Family spoke to father over phone for 30 hours until he died of coronavirus
Abby Adair Reinhard spoke to CNN about the phone call with her father that lasted more than 30 hours until he died of coronavirus.(CNN)
Four siblings were able to be part of their father’s final moments as he died from coronavirus by speaking to him in a phone call that lasted more than 30 hours.
Abby Adair Reinhard was not able to physically be with her dad, Don Adair, in the hospital as he battled COVID-19, but his nurse placed a phone up to his ear so his daughter could speak to him, CNN reported.
Adair Reinhard merged the call with her three siblings, and they remained on the phone until their father died.
She called it a “huge blessing” — and said it gave her closure.
“I was able to say what I needed to say, knowing it was the end, and even though I couldn’t see him and I couldn’t hold his hand, having that connection over the phone was incredibly valuable," Adair Reinhard told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
“It allowed me to have some closure. Even though I couldn’t see him and I couldn’t hold his hand, having that connection… was incredibly valuable.” Abby Adair Reinhard and her family spent more than 30 hours on the phone with her father, Don, as he died of coronavirus.