Well, tonight we got the call that we've been dreading. Our plumber was over today to fix our
badly leaking kitchen faucet. We maintained six feet separation but he was in our house! He was with someone two days ago who was diagnosed today. Im not sure how to feel. Has anyone else gotten The Call? Holy crap.
any kind of potential symptoms!
and I'll be pretty much out of the woods.
New York is not fun these days.
between when we first went into isolation and now. And we all thought we were distancing well, being careful.
But my job puts me in contact with thousands of people in a given week.
When I have to go out, I do things as quickly as I can. I look around, yet you can't see the danger as it is invisible.
I did wear my leather gloves the other day and just threw them on the passenger seat floor to sit for a few days. Today I wore my white cotton gloves that I wear at night when I put cream on my hands. At least It was something. A have a small amount of purell while I only have a 1 container wipes....everything else was sold out.
My sister had 2 N95's before she retired last year. She gave them to my niece who as of last week was floated to the CCU where she took care of 15 virus patients, all were intubated. It is not a huge hospital, yet they are already running out of masks. Proper use of the masks, you must be fitted for them. Better than nothing.
No it isn't ppe but it is better than nothing.
We used it when my husband was on chemo and for 3 years he did not catch anything. You tube gas the video if you need.
A bandana with a Poise pad (used for bladder leaks). I think that will be better than just the bandana.
Also, any other time, that would be very funny.
I'd suggest just regular paper rather than the pad.
use a large scarf folded in two with a piece of regular paper pinned in the middle of the fold. Tie it so the paper covers the nose and mouth and is tight to the sides of the face.
Not medical grade, and its hot, but good enough for mu daily walks and grocery runs.
seems to be recovering, as does her elderly father. Still watching him for that rebound thing they talk about but so far so good.
brings me into contact with thousands of people including many disabled people) I have so far only heard of one death. I imagine that will change as we all come out of our homes when this is over, but I am finding that encouraging.
Also the numbers the last few days for NY have been very encouraging.
like canceling spring break to keep the kids and their families at home and engaged, but I get it.
I wish Joe Biden fabulous health and a long life, and I assume he is taking every precaution, but at this point in history, I am glad we have a B team that could step in if need be.
Take a shower and suds down well.
You can do this!
He may not have caught it. But you've done a lot. The virus is easy to catch but easy to render ineffective, too. So until the two weeks pass I hope you can keep your chin up. Sudsy, grease killing dish soap is our friend as well as bath soap.
We want testing!
The disinfectant to surfaces and you guys preforming hand washing.. excellent practice.
We are sheltering as much as we can. My sister and I are doing home care for a 94 year old. We had to cancel hospice and all our home care. Even the nurse checks on her by phone. We no longer have any help here.
Be safe. Be well, Dupree.
We found out his wife was in the emergency room over the weekend and she was in contact with someone who tested positive.
He knew this before he came in Monday morning, and we are all mad. Several of us had close contact with him today and yesterday.
Our refrigerator picked an inopportune time to start having problems, so we had to call in a professional after I failed to fix it myself.
The first thing he asked when he arrived was, "Is anyone in the household sick?" He also asked me to keep my distance, and I was, of course, happy to oblige.
It's been 12 days since then, and we haven't received The Call, fortunately.
I have nitrile gloves but no mask. I'm sixty and I'm a bit scared to be honest.
anything he touched is suspect. and he touched a lot.
They put on fresh rubber gloves and booties over their shoes before working.
We all kept apart too.
I will be washing by hand and using paper plates and plastic forks before I let someone in to fix it
I feel more justified in my decision to not call the landlady about my leaking bathroom faucet right now. It's not that bad of a leak and I really don't want to let anyone into my apartment.
Apparently there has been some testing, and an exposed person has been interviewed and listed his contacts.
And then someone called and warned the potentially exposed people.
Exposures are being tracked, and that tracking information is being used to warn contacts. This is what needs to be done.
I know it is scary, and I hope you and yours are well. But at least you have been warned, so you know not to expose your friends, family, neighbors. And to be alert for symptoms.
It was brutal. He was sick when he came over, and I thought I stayed away but ended up sick, too.
Based on research Ive been closely following on a daily basis, these could help if you want to take action. The sooner the better, seriously.
Get a lot of sleep and as much exercise as youre comfortable with. Drink a lot of water.
Take elderberry, zinc, vitamins C and D3, and if you can afford it, Asian mushrooms or an Asian mushroom supplement/tincture (reishi & maitake especially, even shiitake) to strengthen your immune system to find and start killing the virus. Its likely that melatonin will also help fight the virus.
Start using saline rinse in your nose and also gargle with salt water a few times a day. This is important because the virus starts its course in your nose and throat for at least the first several days and you want to lower your viral load to have an easier time of it. Doing this also makes you less likely to get anyone else sick from shedding live virus.
Avoid sugar/simple carbs and saturated fats to the extent you can
If you take an ARB or an ACE inhibitor, contact your doctor to see if you can be put on an alternative drug for several weeks.
Also get the air circulating in your house as much as possible.
IMO its crazy that CDC and the states arent putting this info out there.
Good luck, Cousin!