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Barf-free birthday!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

DD is feeling better today! No more barfing, she actually kept some chicken broth down, is awaiting the jelling of the raspberry jello I made earlier. I feel very tired, but my workplace just called and asked me if I could stay 3 1/2 hours later tomorrow. I am putzing around here after getting groceries for DD this morning. Chores and got a BD phone call from older sister downstate.
Yesterday, in the throes of DD worshiping the porcelain altar, moms assisted living called to say she d=needed to go to the E.R as she had been coughing all week and was worse. This time they did not wait until i was going to bed, BUT I told them that I absolutely would NOT go there in case I am a carrier of this flu of DD's.. Nurse was shocked that I would not be with my mother, disregarding the implications of me going to the 20 bed house where she lives, passing to them, then the staff and patients and visitors at the hospital!!
I kept pointing out that since nobody had been in the house since they quarantined it, somebody that works there had to be the one passing to the residents.. Nobody else had any contact with any of them!!
I told her to have everybody call me at home,, I refused to infect anybody. She still did not comprehend what I was trying to prevent!!!!!! I asked her how she would like it if everybody there not only had URI's, but vomiting and diarrhea, high temps, dehydration????
Do I hear a DUH??

Mom went to the hospital via ambulance basic transport, they did whatever, x-rays and blood work I imagine, they gave her a Rx for Keflex , sent her back to the home.. She has bronchitis,, one lobe is clear, one is crackling..

Car problems will have to wait, just left voice mail to cancel mechanic appointment tomorrow morning.. will be working later now...

No birthday dinner, but chores and a phone call, my potato soup are okay for me. My best gift today is Kristy feeling better!! Happy Birthday to me!!!
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    Belated Happy Birthday
    1915 days ago
    Happy Birthday and sorry it was so hetic
    1916 days ago
    1916 days ago
    Sorry you Birthday was so hectic. I fully understand why you did not want to go! Hope you had a Happy Birthday anyway!
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    1916 days ago
    Happy birthday. I am glad your daughter is feeling better.

    I hope your mom gets over her bronchitis real fast.

    Have a great rest of your weekend.
    1916 days ago
    Happy Birthday indeed.

    Thank you for exercising your common sense and staying home. Even out here in the woods we know the flu has reached epidemic proportions.
    1916 days ago
    Happy Birthday Lin
    1916 days ago
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    You are so smart staying away. I am amaze at the differences in hospitals and other facilities with managed care.
    Our local hospital is being replaced but that is 18 months down the road meanwhile our local hospital does not seem to be complying with electronic records and with good safe hygiene.

    They could not connect to DH PC and much of his other questions were not answered I am not happy about that.
    I am so glad I went the 70 miles because that hospital had a woman handing bottles of sanitiser to clean there hands as you stepped of the elevator. There were sanitizers everywhere. and if you coughed you were told not to use your hand and to look for the sanitizers EVERY WHERE.
    I was so impressed and my hands are totally dried out but I feel sure I kept m y germs to myself/.
    I forgot your birthday and our Grandsons too, I was so sure I would be reminded of your because of his. How after DH wakes up we will call Plattsburgh NY to wish him the best and apologizing for our bad memories.
    Sorry you have both been under the weather, hopefully this week will be very much better all round. Thanks LINDA. Pat In Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1916 days ago
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    Happy Birthday! So glad that DD is barf-free!

    Hm, 20 elderly people with vomiting/diarrhea/etc...? Next time try asking her if she wants half of her residents to perish! I used to work in a nursing home...that was my first job actually, and there a LOT of ignorant/uncaring/uneducated people that work there!
    In my CNA classes we were even tested on proper handwashing techniques along with a TON of other things that seem to be common sense. Unfortunately, many who work in that environment do not get good/proper training.

    I hope your mom gets over her current ailment and that the mechanic doesn't stick it to ya!
    1916 days ago
    I hope tomorrow is a better day and maybe you can have a birthday dinner in a day or two. Good positive outlook and definately good to avoid spreading flu to a nursing home. That can be very bad for them. Happy birthday!
    1916 days ago
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