Hello all. In all our time of blogging, I try to avoid anything too serious. This weekend brought the Corona Virus way too close to home. In the last 48hrs, I have lost a friend in his 40’s, a dear friend lost her mother in her 70’s, and I have learned that a young man I watched grow up is in a coma from Corona related immune response after he collapsed last night and had to be placed on a ventilator. PLEASE take care of yourselves, wear masks, stay home as much as possible, and social distance if you need to go out. Use your hand sanitizer and don’t go out if you are feeling ill. I am a front line health care worker and am seeing more illness than most realize. It is devastating. I don’t want to lose you all too.
Just a little update to let you know how it is going in our little corner in Iowa. The Gang is holding in there. Mazie has had an urinary tract infection, but has been doing well on antibiotics. Bree is back on antibiotics for her chronic bronchitis. The temp has fallen to -18 before windchill. On the human front, My workmates have not been faring so well. Scotty has been diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal cancer, very poor prognosis. Then his implanted port (for his chemotherapy) has become infected the last two days. My second work mate has had an acute appendicitis complicated by her bowel shutting down. To add to that workmate #3 had a thyroid scan that showed masses that were biopsied today and are probable cancer. That is 3 of 7 of the entire group that work the cardiac cath lab. I am afraid that my friends are going to have a long road to recovery (if that is possible for all of them.) Please forgive us for not blogging more, but I have had to pick up the pieces of the fallen warriors. Us 5 nurses that were doing the job of 7 are now 2. Please send out a prayer for those that need it. I am only asking for your understanding, didn’t want you to think that we had abandoned those we care about who lift us up.
Love to you all. Thank you for being a light in the dark
Hope this finds you all doing well. We have truly missed you all more than you can imagine.
There has been lots going on. The long and short tail (or no tail MOL) of it is: Grammy’s lost marbles has been a challenge for Mom and Gramps, new medicine is helping some. She also had big surgery this fall. Bree has been fighting her chronic bronchitis all summer/fall and is remission for the moment. Mazie has been having issues with her tummy and anemia, both are stable now. Abbe’s allergies have been out of control and she is on a three med regimen that is keeping them at bay. Anne is forming crystals in her urine, can’t figure out why, but special diet and lots of restrictions have helped. Ralphie and I had remained unscathed until this month when I decided to get diarrhea. Mom went the probiotic way since I HATE the vet and it seems to have righted things. Whew, put that down on paper and it is quite a bit- no wonder we go to bed so early…..
We hope you have all been safe, happy and healthy. Please don’t worry about us, we know that we are blessed to have a warm, safe home full of love and that is what matters. We will try to pop back in soon.