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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:50 PM

One of my grandson's has COVID.

He is in the Coast Guard and we think he contracted it from someone that had just returned from leave. He is isolated in his own apartment, has the stomach and intestinal symptoms and a cough and low grade fever. A member of the medical staff from the ship is dropping off food and meds for him.
My daughter, his mother, is an ICU nurse in Virginia. She has an almost daily view of this virus so I am also worried about her.

It is something that will touch everyone of us in one way or another whether someone we know is dealing with it, has died from it or we simply will not be able to see or hug family members just to keep them safe.

So we all need to have someplace we can express our feelings and vent our frustrations and even our rage over the fact that it never had to get this damn bad in the first place and to this day there are uncaring jackasses out there that are making it's containment impossible.

Thanks

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Reply One of my grandson's has COVID. (Original post)
appleannie1 Sep 2020 OP
cilla4progress Sep 2020 #1
Freedomofspeech Sep 2020 #2
MaryMagdaline Sep 2020 #3
redstatebluegirl Sep 2020 #4
NNadir Sep 2020 #5
MissB Sep 2020 #6
Srkdqltr Sep 2020 #7
Turbineguy Sep 2020 #8
appleannie1 Sep 2020 #11
gademocrat7 Sep 2020 #9
snowybirdie Sep 2020 #10
sarge43 Sep 2020 #12
Laffy Kat Sep 2020 #13
lillypaddle Sep 2020 #14
Warpy Sep 2020 #15
Karadeniz Sep 2020 #16
ananda Sep 2020 #17
James48 Sep 2020 #18
James48 Sep 2020 #19
Alliepoo Sep 2020 #20
Alliepoo Sep 2020 #21
appleannie1 Sep 2020 #22

Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:51 PM

1. Holding you

and yours in my ❤!!

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:51 PM

2. I hope he heals quickly.

This could all have been avoided.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:53 PM

3. So sorry appleannie1

This must be so stressful for you and your family. Wishing your grandson a speedy recovery

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:54 PM

4. I hope he gets better soon and doesn't have any long term complications.

Everyone needs to take this seriously.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:01 PM

5. As frightening as it is, my sister-in-law recovered nicely. I trust your grandson will as well.

We wish you, your daughter and your grandson the best.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:04 PM

6. I hope he recovers quickly!

Healing thoughts sent out.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:06 PM

7. Great virtual hugs to you.

My nephew and my great grandchildren's mother had it they both recovered well. I hope the same for your family. More hugs

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:21 PM

8. My Daughter will be meeting Old Friends next Saturday

They said "We can have a big party!". My Daughter, "How many people are coming?" No answer. My Daughter, "Maybe we can meet outside before all the people show up!" No answer.

My Wife, "You know they are republicans...."

My Daughter is extremely careful and jumps through all the hoops. So it looks like she will be in quarantine at least as far as we are concerned. Her birthday will have to be postponed until all clear. Of course she might just say, "I haven't seen you in 10 years, so one more year won't hurt!"

It seems the only Americans who have freedom are the ones who don't know they don't.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:57 PM

11. Last Saturday there was a wedding on my property

A woman I consider a granddaughter had a daughter getting married. She wondered if she could get married by the pond. I said yes on the condition they followed guidelines and understood that I would watch from the safety of my house. The food tables were set up outside and spaced 7 feet apart. They put hay bales covered with quilts up the hill from the pond spaced as well for the ceremony. I have a 48 X 48 building where the food was prepared. They had a dinner after the wedding and then everyone left and went home. It was only attended by both families and was around 60 people but even so, I stayed away from all of them and hopefully no one there passed on a gift.

I figured that would be safer than if they rented a hall.

As for my grandson, he had not been going out to bars or parties but on board the ship you come in contact with surfaces etc. constantly. I am hoping it does not spread further than it already has.

I know what I would like to do to trump, not only for not doing his job but also for inciting people who can't think for themselves to willfully spread the virus around and for making it more difficult for healthcare workers and first responders to have the equipment they need to protect themselves while doing their job.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:29 PM

9. Wishing you grandson a speedy recovery.

Take care.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:37 PM

10. Best wishes o your family

We've had two grandchildren come down with it. Mild cases, fortunately. I know how worried you must be. So very scary.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:02 PM

12. Good thoughts and vibes for your grandson and your daughter.

Coasties and RNs, they always step up.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:07 PM

13. You and yours will be in my thoughts.

Try to hold on to the reality of the statistics: that he will come through this just fine. Still, as a mother, I understand your worry. Please keep us posted. Hugs to you.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:25 PM

14. Good vibes headed

to ALL of you - if only good vibes could cure, but it's the best I can do. The worry alone is probably making all of us a little crazy.

Hang in, and keep us updated on how he does.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:44 PM

15. Containment was always impossible

since it appears the virus was out there and slowly spreading back in December, and most likely earlier than that. Health measures have been directed toward slowing transmission down as a way of decreasing the number of deaths and disability from it.

Everything, including the lockdowns of varying duration, have been meant to slow this down while we wait for vaccines to be developed and tested so they can be produced and distributed.

I hope your grandson recovers without any aftereffects. The statistics are with him.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 04:50 PM

16. Damnation! Sending him healing thoughts...I know your daughter is monitoring his symptoms..

Good that he has an expert! ❤

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:00 PM

17. Hug

And best wishes for all!

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:30 PM

18. Vitamin D

Take plenty of Vitamin D supplements if you might be low. Many Americans are short of vitamin D, and it makes a huge difference.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:36 PM

21. I'm keeping you, your grandson, and your family

In my thoughts. Sending good healing vibes to your grandson and a ((HUG)) to you!

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:00 AM

22. TY all. Will let you know when I hear something.

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