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Daughter works in ICU/ Covid unit in one of the largest cities in Kansas.

Here is some info for you to think about.

So you end up in the ICU/Covid unit somehow. You now have very little contact with anybody. Your doctor will talk to you by phone. The nurses are instructed (they usually work 12 hour shifts) by law to check your vital signs four times during their shift. They are instructed to have minimal interaction with you. As much as your family or wife wants to see you they can’t. If you die, it will be a very lonely way to die, all alone.

She did not talk to me about any medication, sorry don’t have any medication tips here. These next treatment steps are NORMAL, but there have serious ramifications.

Trouble breathing, if medicine doesn’t work, they put you on a mechanical ventilator. If you get worse they will put some sort of breathing tube to intubate you. They will add a feeding tube also.

They put you on your belly and put you into a medically induced coma. This will keep you from accidentally removing the breathing and feeding tubes. When you are on your belly your lungs have an easier time breathing.

They monitor your health, they may flop your arm or leg a few times while you are out. This is to make your muscles do something as you are in a coma and you don’t move at all. Your muscles by their inactivity are loosing their mass and strength. They monitor your vital signs. Do they see brain activity? Is your brain failing? Now they are checking your blood also. Does any blood chemical imbalance show your liver or kidneys are failing? If so they start kidney dialysis. This is NORMAL treatment. This might show up in the third week of treatment or early on. Now my daughter started talking to my wife and I about our end of life options, at what stage should we stop treatment. For me, I said if my kidneys have failed, that’s enough for me. I’ve lived a long life, asked Jesus Christ to forgive me of my sins, asked him to be my Lord and Savior. I have a weird outlook on life; why should I expect or demand to live another day? My wife’s answer was different, if it shows she is brain dead, the treatments are finished.

End result, hopefully the treatments and your health will improve while you are in a coma. They bring you out of your coma. One more warning, my daughter says the Covid-19 also seems to affect the blood, can create blood clots in your body. Another got-ya that may get you later on.

This is not meant to scare you. 360 million people in the USA, 171,000 covid deaths, a very small death rate, mostly older people above the age of 74 or so. Just was surprised at the normal treatment and how scary it’s results could be.

An attempt at humor, just send all your valuable lanterns to your friends for safe keeping and no they don’t want any turds (Coleman 275 brown lanterns ) They will thank you for it,

Lee
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1hpycmpr
Lee, please thank your daughter for what she does every time she goes to work.  COVID or not, it takes a special person to be able to handle all the things that she must be experiencing.
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salukispeed
I too would like to thank her and all who do this hard work!  and  for her effort and ability to keep going. A very weird time we live in.  
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rob_pontius
One question about this treatment. It's easier to breathe when you're on your belly? I personally find it much harder to breathe when I lay on my belly. When you're on your belly, the muscles that contract to pull your lungs downward to fill them with fresh air have to lift your upper body weight now instead of just pulling the lung tissue. I'm by no means a doctor, but that makes no sense to me. Try laying on your back and then laying on your belly and see which one is easier to do.
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i got sick over a week ago now , felt like the flu with a low grade fever not many covid symptoms , but Patty treated me like i had Ebola , had to go get a covid test and wait for the results trying to quarantine me to 1/2 of the house here , it was just miserable and i failed many times . like it was trash day and she was sleeping in so i opened the front door to take the trash out , are your wearing gloves she asked ? Uh , no . now i have to sanitize the door she said ..... there are so many ways to spread the un seeable germs .  it was a wake up call i guess . test results came back negative thankfully .
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Best wishes to your daughter and all the others on the front lines of this virus, Liteitup.  So glad that you are OK, Steve. 
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rob_pontius wrote:
One question about this treatment. It's easier to breathe when you're on your belly? I personally find it much harder to breathe when I lay on my belly. When you're on your belly, the muscles that contract to pull your lungs downward to fill them with fresh air have to lift your upper body weight now instead of just pulling the lung tissue. I'm by no means a doctor, but that makes no sense to me. Try laying on your back and then laying on your belly and see which one is easier to do.

This is absolutely true. They have medical restraints to keep you from pulling tubes. Plus if you're in a coma you don't have the ability to pull them.
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Lee, I also appreciate our health care workers; here is a special poem from Great Britain about their medical people, but I think it applies to all the medical folks worldwide:

Our Heroes in Blue

 - Matt Kelly 

 

I'll tell you a tale, that's been recently written.
Of a powerful army, so Great it saved Britain.

They didn't have bombs and they didn't have planes.
They fought with their hearts and they fought with their brains.

They didn't have bullets, armed just with a mask.
We sent them to war, with one simple task.

To show us the way, to lead and inspire us.
To protect us from harm and fight off the virus.

It couldn't be stopped by our bulletproof vests.
An invisible enemy, invaded our chests.

So we called on our weapon, our soldiers in Blue.
"All Doctors, All Nurses, Your Country needs you".

We clapped on our streets, hearts bursting with pride.
As they went off to war, while we stayed inside.

They struggled at first, as they searched for supplies.
But they stared down the virus, in the whites of its eyes.

They leaped from the trenches and didn't think twice.
Some never came back, the ultimate price.

So tired, so weary, yet still they fought on.
As the virus was beaten and the battle was won.

The many of us, owe so much, to so few.
The brave and the bold, our heroes in Blue.

So let's line the streets and remember our debt.
We love you, our heroes,
Lest we forget.

 

Steve
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liteitup
Thank you guys for your support and understanding. The poem is wonderful.  Another daughter of mine is a emergency RN nurse and she also faces the same dangers.  It is indeed a strange time.  Thank you for not freaking out.

My daughters know a nurse who went to New York during Covid's worst time for New York. That ICU unit doubled from 12 to 24 beds. Of those patients, close to 5 a day in that unit were dying.  Those would be pretty scary odds to face every day as they were asked to come to work. All the health workers are truly heroes.
Lee
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So both your daughters are nurses? That is great, Lee, you must be so proud! 👩‍⚕️
Steve
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liteitup
rob_pontius wrote:
One question about this treatment. It's easier to breathe when you're on your belly? I personally find it much harder to breathe when I lay on my belly. When you're on your belly, the muscles that contract to pull your lungs downward to fill them with fresh air have to lift your upper body weight now instead of just pulling the lung tissue. I'm by no means a doctor, but that makes no sense to me. Try laying on your back and then laying on your belly and see which one is easier to do.


Rob,
I must of made a facial expression of unbelief when my daughter was telling me this. She went on to say it was actually true and said two or three medical terms that proved that the lungs breathed better than way. She's a pretty sharp kid as evidently she thought it out also and learned the reason why it works.
Lee
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Excellent post! My wife has observed the same things as you’ve mentioned. I believe they are using blood thinners more so now than when it first broke out. HOPEFULLY, this will save lots of lives. I’ve read that even if a individual gets it and survives, it can still have lifelong complications. The SARS-Cov-2 is some scary sh**

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liteitup wrote:

Daughter works in ICU/ Covid unit in one of the largest cities in Kansas.

Here is some info for you to think about.

So you end up in the ICU/Covid unit somehow. You now have very little contact with anybody. Your doctor will talk to you by phone. The nurses are instructed (they usually work 12 hour shifts) by law to check your vital signs four times during their shift. They are instructed to have minimal interaction with you. As much as your family or wife wants to see you they can’t. If you die, it will be a very lonely way to die, all alone.

She did not talk to me about any medication, sorry don’t have any medication tips here. These next treatment steps are NORMAL, but there have serious ramifications.

Trouble breathing, if medicine doesn’t work, they put you on a mechanical ventilator. If you get worse they will put some sort of breathing tube to intubate you. They will add a feeding tube also.

They put you on your belly and put you into a medically induced coma. This will keep you from accidentally removing the breathing and feeding tubes. When you are on your belly your lungs have an easier time breathing.

They monitor your health, they may flop your arm or leg a few times while you are out. This is to make your muscles do something as you are in a coma and you don’t move at all. Your muscles by their inactivity are loosing their mass and strength. They monitor your vital signs. Do they see brain activity? Is your brain failing? Now they are checking your blood also. Does any blood chemical imbalance show your liver or kidneys are failing? If so they start kidney dialysis. This is NORMAL treatment. This might show up in the third week of treatment or early on. Now my daughter started talking to my wife and I about our end of life options, at what stage should we stop treatment. For me, I said if my kidneys have failed, that’s enough for me. I’ve lived a long life, asked Jesus Christ to forgive me of my sins, asked him to be my Lord and Savior. I have a weird outlook on life; why should I expect or demand to live another day? My wife’s answer was different, if it shows she is brain dead, the treatments are finished.

End result, hopefully the treatments and your health will improve while you are in a coma. They bring you out of your coma. One more warning, my daughter says the Covid-19 also seems to affect the blood, can create blood clots in your body. Another got-ya that may get you later on.

This is not meant to scare you. 360 million people in the USA, 171,000 covid deaths, a very small death rate, mostly older people above the age of 74 or so. Just was surprised at the normal treatment and how scary it’s results could be.

An attempt at humor, just send all your valuable lanterns to your friends for safe keeping and no they don’t want any turds (Coleman 275 brown lanterns ) They will thank you for it,



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