General Discussion, Monday, April 6, 2020

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  1. JTR says:

    My Sister sent me this, so I thought I would share…

    Good advice from a respiratory therapist!
    CORONA Common Sense
    Since they are calling on Respiratory therapist to help fight the Corona virus, and I am a retired one, too old to work in a hospital setting. I’m gonna share some common sense wisdom with those that have the virus and trying to stay home. If my advice is followed as given you will improve your chances of not ending up in the hospital on a ventilator. This applies to the otherwise generally healthy population, so use discretion.
    1. Only high temperatures kill a virus, so let your fever run high. Tylenol, Advil. Motrin, Ibuprofen etc. will bring your fever down allowing the virus to live longer. They are saying that ibuprophen, advil etc will actually exacerbate the virus. Use common sense and don’t let fever go over 103 or 104 if you got the guts. If it gets higher than that take your tylenol, not ibuprophen or advil to keep it regulated. It helps to keep house warm and cover up with blankets so body does not have to work so hard to generate the heat. It usually takes about 3 days of this to break the fever.
    2. The body is going to dehydrate with the elevated temperature so you must rehydrate yourself regulaly, whether you like it or not. Gatorade with real sugar, or pedialyte with real sugar for kids, works well. Why the sugar? Sugar will give your body back the energy it is using up to create the fever. The electrolytes and fluid you are losing will also be replenished by the Gatorade. If you don’t do this and end up in the hospital they will start an IV and give you D5W (sugar water) and Normal Saline to replenish electrolytes. Gatorade is much cheaper, pain free, and comes in an assortment of flavors.
    3. You must keep your lungs moist. Best done by taking long steamy showers on a regular basis, if your wheezing or congested use a real minty toothpaste and brush your teeth while taking the steamy shower and deep breath through your mouth. This will provide some bronchial dialation and help loosen the phlegm. Force your self to cough into a wet wash cloth pressed firmly over your mouth and nose, which will cause greater pressure in your lungs forcing them to expand more and break loose more of the congestion.
    4. Eat healthy and regularly. Gotta keep your strength up.
    5. Once the fever breaks, start moving around to get the body back in shape and blood circulating.
    6. Deep breath on a regular basis, even when it hurts. If you don’t it becomes easy to develope pneumonia. Pursed lip breathing really helps. That’s breathing in deep and slow then exhaling through tight lips as if your blowing out a candle, blow until you have completely emptied your lungs and you will be able to breath in an even deeper breath. This helps keep lungs expanded as well as increase your oxygen level.
    7. Remember that every medication you take is merely relieving the symptoms, not making you well.
    8. If your still dying go to ER.
    I’ve been doing these things for myself and my family for over 40 years and kept them out of the hospital, all are healthy and still living today.

    Thank you all for sharing. We gotta help one another.

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  2. auscitizenmom says:

    Morning’ everyone (?). Goodness, it seems soon I may be talking to myself. πŸ™„

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Watching the news a little. The drum beat is for Pres. Trump to close down the whole USA. The funny part is, they are equating some of the central states that are not shut down with NOLA! I think there is a huge difference. Of course, the reason they are pushing for that , is to totally destroy the whole USA economy so it can’t come back. And, Pres. Trump won’t be reelected.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      A good part of the reason that NOLA’s in the state it is revolcesatround a certain portion of the population’s inability to follow laws/directions. The mayor failed to shut the city down seriously and early enough but after she did the police have had over 200 reports of illegal gatherings so you can imagine how many there really have been and remain ongoing? Abiding by the law never has been a strongpoint in this city and probably never will be.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I didn’t know what this word, revolcesatround, meant and after thinking and thinking I finally decided you just must be more edumacated than I am. I was just about to look it up when I read the sentence again and figured it out. LOL

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I thank the mayor for pointing out that her constituents are out there ignoring her edict and the apologist media for excusing these behaviors due to ‘cultural’ reasons. Yet another avenue of excusing minority bad behaviors opened.

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  5. Lucille says:

    Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Embarrasses Herself with Drunken Rant!!!
    Dr. Steve Turley – Published on Apr 6, 2020

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  6. lovely says:

    Prayers folks.

    Boris Johnson moved to hospital’s intensive-care unit after coronavirus symptoms worsen, spokesman says

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  7. litenmaus says:

    I recently posted about my family’s recent encounter with an Idaho rancher who tested positive for corona virus and feel that I need to post the follow-up.

    I received notice this morning that the gentleman passed away. He tested positive on Wednesday and passed away on Saturday. He leaves behind a wife and adult son.

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  8. stella says:

    Personal good news:

    My pharmacy called me and offered to mail my prescriptions to my home. Corporate policy changed, and they are contacting all of their customers who are on maintenance prescriptions. No charge for mailing, either.

    Liked by 4 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      That is wonderful news. I know how difficult it can be, not for myself because I only get two prescriptions and they are mailed to me, but for my friend who takes a whole handful of prescriptions. I know of at least 4 times she has gone to Publix to pick up a prescription and ended up having to wait an hour. Twice I was with her. Since they don’t all come in at the same time and are from different doctors, it means multiple trips for her. I would be so good if she could get them from a pharmacy that packs them all by day. I don’t know if she can do that.

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      • stella says:

        I think that this virus situation pushed them into it. Concern for their customers, yes, but I think people were switching their prescription to mail services, like Walgreens has.

        I sent an email to them a couple of months ago, and they said they were not considering it, although a pharmacist told me that they were gearing up to do it.

        If anybody is interested, this is Meijer Pharmacy.

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  9. Lucille says:

    I just checked and these are the stats for the Idaho Panhandle: Numbers updated 2:00 pm 04/06/2020
    Health District 1 COVID-19 public health monitoring and testing* (District 1 covers Kootenai, Bonner, Boundary, Benewah, Shoshone counties)
    Confirmed cases: 44
    No longer monitored: 11*
    Currently Hospitalized: 0

    For the state: Data updated at 5:00 p.m. MT, 4/06/2020.
    1,170 Confirmed Cases
    69 New Cases Today (4/6)
    13 Deaths

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  10. Lucille says:

    Good night! God bless!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. czarowniczy says:

    Doc OKed my stopping taking lisinopril for the time and I can use naproxen for arthritis as it doesn’t exacerbate the COVID virus ‘growth’ and may well have antiviral properties, and I’m really starting to tolerate Zicam cherry lozenges. I’d rather perhaps waste time preventing or ‘cushioning’ a COVID oinfection than fighting one. If I fail and do catch it, at least no one can say I didn’t try.

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