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  2. herring_RN

    Thursday April 2, 2020

    Tweety, Joe, Ted, and all allnurses friends: It is good to read you. nursej22: I have my Mom's sewing scissors and pinking shears that she had since high school. My sister has our aunt's. She was left handed and easily cut out patterns toward her rather than away as most do. Our Grandma never bought a "ready made" dress after wearing the first one Mom made her. From 1938 to 1978 all her dresses were made by her daughter or daughter-in-law. Husband and two friends named "Jim" are planning for us to go to someone's yard with their wives, sit, have a beer and lunch, and talk from more than 6 feet away. Today is the first day of mandatory mask wearing. Husband and I tried the wide headbands I use to keep sweat and sunscreen out of my eyes when exercising on hot days. They are wide enough to cover mouth and nose. He likes a gray one. My fun one has Star Trek logos on it. BUT, we don't plan to go anywhere today.
  3. Ted

    Thursday April 2, 2020

    Good Morning - With regards to your hospital, seems like you're describing "the calm before the storm". It's good to hear that your governor FINALLY instituted a state-wide stay-at-home thing. I hold no apologies for saying this, but your governor was a freakin' fool for instituting this late in the game. Joe - Good to read that work is being kind to you. Looking forward to seeing your next completed project! It's an over-casted morning for this part of the world, with predicted rain later this afternoon. Don't think Amy and I will do any hiking today. Today marks my last vacation night off from work. I return to work tomorrow night. I'm ambivalent about returning to work. On one hand, I'm ready and well-rested. On the other hand, I LIKE not going to work. This turning 60 years old thing has me thinking about retirement - a lot! Yesterday, Amy and I decided to re-finance our mortgage at a much reduced rate. (Interestingly, it's the bank that currently holds our mortgage that is offering this reduced rate.) The guy handling the re-finance application seems positive that our application to refinance will go through and be accepted for the lower interest rate. If/when this comes to fruition, we'll be saving close to $1000.00/ month in mortgage payments! THIS would greatly help us pare down our credit card debt, which, in turn, will make the prospect of us retiring sooner than later a reality. We're doing all of the refinancing "paper-work" on-line. It's an interesting process, for sure. Thanks to PDF files, we're able to send to this bank our ALL of our W-2 forms, our most current pay-stubs, and other requested documents as part of the application process. We're also E-Signing all necessary legal forms, which is both interesting and freakishly weird! Hopefully, we'll know soon if we'll get this deal. I hope everyone is managing well with this whole "stay-at-home" thing. I'm still weirded out by all of this. I keep on describing this pandemic as "surreal". That descriptive words still fits. Other descriptive words include "fearful", "frustrated" (that we can't just go anywhere at any time when we want), "saddened" (for all of the people laid off from their work, and small businesses going bankrupt), and "angry" (that important governmental officials were dangerously and recklessly slow in responding to the Covid-19 thing). Right now. . . I think going back to work will help me keep my mind off of things. And, to be honest, I feel VERY FORTUNATE to have a job to return to, and to be healthy to return to by job. Be well. . . and please be safe. . . Warmest regards to all who travel here today. Ted
  4. Good morning! Stars, glad your husband has been downgraded. Yes, you have to have PIN# here to get information about your loved one in hospital here. We've been a bit slack with that this week, but it's probably more important as people might be nosy about who has Covid in their neighborhood. We let people bring in stuff from the outside but a nurse has to go to the ER to pick it up. Wonder if that's a good idea. Ted. I know the feeling of the environment being surreal. April Fools seems to have been put on hold during these times. But I did see a funny one that say "Governor shuts down liquor stores" and you click it on and it said "April fools!!" Under tremendous pressure the governor did shut down the state, although most larger municipalities have done this already. Will be interesting to see how people in the smaller hick towns comply. Much of this is conservative territory that don't like to be told what to do and mistrust the media. We're still feeling the sting of Corona Virus but not in patient load, but lack of it. Our nurses are being asked to stay home on my unit even. Already this was happening the pre-op and day surgery plaza as they are closed, but it's filtering over to us. The "Corona" unit next to me is being ramped up for an expected surge in the coming weeks but thankfully remains patient free. Rumor also has it beds are being taken up by well people "faking it" to have a place to sleep, i.e. the homeless. We're taking them seriously and I hope this isn't true. They report their symptoms, qualify, get admitted and get to their room and then suddenly are fine. No comment or judgement, just saying. This is a vulnerable population. Tampa set up a tent city for them to shelter in place. It's not too hot or cold so I'm good with this rather than have them walking the streets. Work was good. I started wearing a mask to do patient care when I break social distance. Might not help, but it does keep my hands away from my face if nothing else. The patient I took care of that I sent to be tested for Covid is still inpatient awaiting her results and it's been nearly a week now. We never got our equipment to rapid test in-house. Guess there's a back log of orders for that. All in all health care workers are being held in high regard and I'm proud to see that and be a part of that. Some restaurants are donating food, especially to the ER and ICU staff, but also some wealthy families are buying things like donuts and bagels for the entire hospital. I would have to be on a diet. I'm hoping not to stress eat and undo all the good I've done lately. Hope everyone has a good day.
  5. nursej22

    Wednesday April 1, 2020

    What a bizarro afternoon at work. On arrival, even though I purposely arrived an hour early I was assigned to ready paperwork and test vials for COVID testing. And the crazy one was next to me for 2 hours yammering on about I don't even know. We tested a number of community members via a drive-thru set up, but it was cold and windy, and I had to tap out about half way through. 1 1/2 hours in the cold wind in scrubs and a paper gown were too much for this girl. And we change gloves and use hand sanitizer between each person which really makes your hands cold. The crazy one stayed over to "help" but she keeps trying to re-invent the process and just makes an absolute mess. So I stayed an extra hour to straighten out her mess. And she just kept yammering on and on and on.... NSIME, that is good news that hubby is clearer mentally, but yeah, pleurodesis and chest tubes suck, both literally and figuratively. Good job on buffing and puffing Nannie. Ted, my office is quite somber too. Our county numbers are increasing every day, sigh by ten to twenty each day, many of them in long term care and assisted living. Did you see the story about Ketchum, ID? It is the town near Sun Valley, and it has been hit hard by the virus. They have a small hospital like you where many of the ED docs were infected, as well as many of the are first responders. It made me think of your teeny tiny hospital. Tweety, I hope your shift went well and you sleep better tonight. Joe, good scissors make all the difference in cutting fabric, for sure. I hope your anxiety settles soon. Peace
  6. Ted

    Wednesday April 1, 2020

    Good Morning! Forgot to post here, yesterday. Dang! I farted around everywhere else on the Internet, yesterday! L O L! Actually, I had a nice day, yesterday. I went to work and video-recorded an educational inservice for RNs on how to make adjustments to ventilators during emergent situations when the Respiratory Therapist is unable to make those adjustments. (This is a new policy that is only in effect under certain circumstances, in anticipation of our hospital managing really sick people from this pandemic.) What I want to make clear is that our teeny-tiny ICU hasn't seen a vented patient in years. Nearly 100% of the time, those patient's get transferred from our ER to our larger sister-hospital which has full-time Pulmonologists & Intensivists. (Our hospital has no such physicians, unfortunately.) (Although we have the capability to do Tele-Medicine, such a service is not implemented yet.) Anyway, it was really cool doing the video-recording. I spent most of the evening, last night, editing the video and putting underscore music to it. (My favorite part of the video production process is creating the underscore music! ) I sent the video to our hospital's Education Department, and our Respiratory Therapy Department. It's in their hands, now. Today, it's sunny outside. But the temperature is cold. Once it warms up a bit, Amy and I plan on going for a walk somewhere (practicing "Social Distancing", of course). I started composing a new piece. I hope to have it finished before I return to work Friday night. (Officially, I'm still on vacation.) Gotta admit. . . going to my teeny-tiny hospital was very weird, yesterday, after being away for going on 2 weeks. The mood there was very somber. I was greeted at the front, door, asked the new questions associated with Covid-19, and given a mask to wear. There was an air of seriousness and concern (fear??) there that struck me. However, as mentioned above, it was nice doing the video project, working with my fellow ICU nurse and respiratory therapist. Hope all are safe and sound, and keep safe and sound. Peace! Ted Edited to Add: Here's another video that Amy and I did together a few days ago. It is quite silly. Enjoy!
  7. Joe NightingMale

    Wednesday April 1, 2020

    Morning Tweety Work was kinda crazy, had to help out some others with getting calls made before the end of the month. But it was a good day in general Went for a walk and exercised. Also decided to start out on a new sewing project, started cutting out patterns. Had to order some new scissors as my current ones aren't up to the task Anxiety flared up this morning for some reason, hoping it will settle down with a more normal work day Grocery shopping tonight. Warmer days ahead, by next week it could be nearly 70
  8. Good morning. Stars, sorry to hear about some of the confusion your husband is happening. I see it all the time, in ahem, the "older population" even if it's never happened to them before. If it's not his baseline, he should snap out of it. We usually switch to milder Ultram or even Tylenol if they can tolerate some pain. But be clear you want him relatively clear headed before he's discharged and you have a right to appeal an unsafe discharge. But just give it time and it will clear up. There are studies about this and there really isn't any clear cut answers to who, how and what about post-op delirium. J22, I know what you mean about so much misinformation on Facebook (why aren't we friends???) and I try to only post things that are true and interesting, or make me rant. (On the other hand maybe you don't want to friend me.). But posting about the cruelty of this disease is that people die alone with only phone calls to sooth them while I have a friend in isolation wasn't thoughtful. Working today and tomorrow. Woke up around 3:30 and the mind started and that was all the sleep I had, but I did fall asleep around 10pm. Not sure what I'll be walking into but we're not hard hit with covid in this area yet, and we're hurting from lack of surgeries, so it still might be slow. I hope everyone says safe, that Dianah's feeling better, and that you have a good day.
  9. nursej22

    Tuesday March 31, 2020

    Yes, anesthesia can certainly cause confusion or to use fancy talk, delirium, as can opiates. Big chest tubes hurt like H E double hockey sticks and I’ll bet hubby is getting the good stuff. He doesn’t drink , does he? No judgement, but I saw many a surgical patient think they could miss a day or so and go into DTs. kudos to that nurse for calling you. If he calls again, make sure you talk to staff, too.
  10. nursej22

    Tuesday March 31, 2020

    The wait to get into Costco was only about 30 minutes.They were out of antiseptic wipes and hand sanitizer but I scored on TP! I also picked up some things that MIL had requested, and I bought her a bouquet of flowers. I did a little yard clean up when I got home and shortened a pair of pants for ds. I got a thank you card in the mail from the manager of my retirement account. I had mentioned to him on a recent phone call that not everyone was appreciative of what the health department has done, so I guess he thought I deserved a little pat on the back. But I feel so inconsequential compared to the folks in acute care. Dianah, sending healing thoughts your way! BC, was it the sourdough bread you ate? 30 degrees with wind would keep me in too. Sort of good news, bad news about your practice. I heard a little snippet about Lukas Nelson on the radio this morning and he sang a tune about a garden, I think. He has a really nice voice. I paid $2.19 a gallon for gas today. Tweety, yes social media can have unintended consequences . As a health department nurse I have to hold back when I see bizarro stuff posted about the pandemic. Mostly I just post silly stuff and videos from the Cincinnati Zoo. We don't have Instacart around here, but I know a lot of people are just plain scared. Dh had a staff person go on leave because she just didn't feel like he was doing enough to protect her, even though she refused to maintain a distance from co-workers or wear a mask. She was 65 years old and had asthma, so its probably best she not be working in retail. I am also sending healing thoughts to NSIME's hubby, and good wishes to everyone else.
  11. Tweety

    Tuesday March 31, 2020

    Joe, hope today was indeed calm for you. BC, sorry to hear about the pay cut but glad the social distancing to keep people safe will be ongoing where you work. Best friend still has to take it easy on foot or it hurts, so it's probably not heeled but nothing left to do at the moment. He is walking up to a mile and a half at a time. A far cry from what he did pre-fracture, but it's a start. Dianah, glad you're mindful of the symptoms of Covid and trust you're smart enough to know when to get swabbed for yourself and family. J22, I heard in some hard hit areas they are only admitting a certain number of people at a time, but they haven't done that here that I've heard of. Like I've said before people are quite respectful of social distancing. The cashiers are now standing behind plexiglass and wearing gloves, or they will be soon. Amo, the site has been working fine for me. I can understand Instacart employees wanting safe practices, but what's their beef? Do they go into people's homes? Most people are saying to not let them in. My friend's Covid-19 test came back negative! What a relief. He's still sick and not feeling good and hopefully the antibiotics will kick in and knock out his sepsis. I thought he was upset with me because I put up on Facebook an article about people dying alone. I thought of him in isolation and took it down but he'd seen it. I apologized that I didn't mean to be insensitive and he never answered and I've been bummed. But hearing he's negative and that he thanked me for saying what good news that was makes me feel better. I do have to watch what I put on social media as more and more people get it and are being tested. A RT acquaintance is being tested. He works at another hospital but used to work at mine and his son was a trauma patient. Plus I have at least one other online friend on FB that's being tested and sick as well. Otherwise I had a good day. Swept and mopped, cleaned the bathrooms, did my yoga class online, walked my six miles, cooked a couple of dishes. Ready for my "bad week" at work. Working four of the next five days.
  12. nursej22

    Tuesday March 31, 2020

    No offense taken Tweety. I know my age raises risk, although I am much healthier than some my age. And my heart thing is a rhythm issue, not so much a pump issue. Truth be told, if my pension was fully vested, I retire tomorrow. 1 year and 9 months to go. i am standing in line outside of Costco. They limit the number of customers inside. At least the sun is shining. I overslept and missed senior hour. Gonna go now, will check in later.
  13. Good morning! Stars, thinking of you guys and glad to hear hubby made it through his VATS well and gets to come home soon. Joe, the embroidery is gorgeous. Ted, sorry that you had to rescind two of your vacation days. Wonder if you'll get folks fleeing New York City. It's a big controversy here as some of them do have homes here in Florida or some are wealthy enough to get out. At least you're a teeny tiny hospital and can only do so much. J22, no offense but at our ages and with your medical history, the area you live, the less exposure the better, so I understand your husband's concerns. Herring, too bad about your neighbor. Hope she's okay. Word from the friend who is being seen by a pulmonologist is that his lungs are "pristine" which is good news but he's getting some breathing treatments. From how he put it I think he's not only waiting on his covid test but some blood and urine cultures finals. Sounds like when he went home and spiked he might have not been on the best antibiotic for his his sepsis. I was listening to a meditation on my phone app "Staying Calm during Covid-19" and sometime during it fell fast and hard asleep, waking up several hours with the light on, phone still in hand and headphones on and confused to what was the situation. After figuring it our went back to sleep easily. Being tired caught up with me. I did have a period in the wee hours of wondering again what was going on "what day is it? am I working?" before figuring out that it's Tuesday and I'm off. I took my walk on the beach which is closed, but apparently according to one of the deputies walkers and joggers are allowed to exercise. Did me good to get on the beach. The island of St. Pete Beach has no reported Corona Virus cases but I'm sure it's a matter of time before it does. Some of the other beaches have a case or two. I delivered some groceries to best friend and we visited from afar. He's doing well. He can get his own groceries and didn't need anything but I was there and picked up some things that were onsale. Strawberries are only $1.00 a container. Was good to have a conversation with another human being. He does the wiping of groceries and stuff thing and gave me some wipes since I didn't have any and the stores are still out. Other than wipes, I pretty much found everything I need in the store. I saw people with toilet paper in their cart, but it was out when I passed by (don't need it) and the meat counter was full and produce was abundant. Good love the grocery store workers, they put their lives on the line as much as health care workers. I saw gas was $1.79 a gallon. Today is the day off before the "bad week" and I'll clean, meal prep, do the usual like a normal day. Have a great day!
  14. herring_RN

    Monday March 30 2020

    Feel better dianah. Have you thought about getting tested just in case? Joe: The pansy embroidery is beautiful! No Start: Prayers for you and family. And that she behaves. Tweety: Me too. I consider you all friends. Husband is a bit grumpy and knows it. He went to the bank to get cash. He doesn't plan to shop, but just wanted to get out. He used the sanitizer at the bank and washed his hands as soon as he got home. Ted: I like the idea nd hope to read more about you and Amy's Candyman production. This morning the woman across the street went to the hospital by ambulance. Her husband says she fell. She was awake and talking. He told us a nurse there promised to call him. He was so tired and said he would sleep. I wish I could have hugged him. She is the neighbor with Alzheimers.
  15. Tweety

    Monday March 30 2020

    Good morning. Joe, hope you have a good day at work. Dianah, so sorry you're feeling bad. Get well. Chatted via text with my friend in the hospital this morning who says he's in "Isolation Hell". He said last night was a "nightmare" because the nurse was such a witch. He is an Italian New Yorker and tends towards the dramatic side. But he was talking about his good looking nurse today so he must be feeling better. He really misses his husband and dog and being stuck in a room where everyone comes in with ISO gear on must be very difficult. I must say I'm feeling pretty good. But I couldn't sleep due to anxiety and took 1/2 of my benzo. I don't like taking it but these are special times. I still didn't sleep all that well, but it did seem to help. Tonight I'm going to stay away from social media and the news a few hours before trying to sleep. Of course to continue the anxiety today's headlines said that Florida is "past the point of containment" of Covid and will be hard hit in the weeks to come. Could be media melodrama but doesn't help my anxiety. Day three of four days off and the excitement of being alone in social isolation continues. I'd like to say it's a time of personal reflection, but bleh...I'm not that well. But I do stop many times a day to be thankful. One of those things to be thankful for is checking in with you guys. Take care.
  16. Joe NightingMale

    Monday March 30 2020

    Morning Weird dreams last night. Not bad, just vivid Had church via Zoom yesterday, was nice even if it was virtual. Stopped at the coffee shop and stopped at a forest preserve in spite of it being quite windy and drizzling a bit. In spite of the weather there were other people there Was going to order from Claim Jumper but found out they're closed now. Got something from Jimmy John's and checked the neighborhood to see which of the restaurants dad and I usually go to are open. Did find one of the family restaurants and our favorite Mexican restaurant are still open for limited hours Did some cooking and exercise. Finished the cross stitch, will post a picture here if it works. Rest of the day was pretty quiet Today back to work, might be getting additional work from the people who were laid off Weather should be getting a bit warmer again, though by the end of the week it may be rainy again Can't seem to upload the picture, keep getting an error message, so I'm thinking it's not going to show up
  17. Tweety

    Sunday March 29, 2020

    Stars, I was thinking talc pleurodesis as well and glad that J22 explained it well. I've had patients with that procedure do quite well. I was listening to a podcast about nutrition and immunity and they too mentioned Vitamin D deficiency as not being good for the immune system. Amo, hope you don't have any issues getting food delivered. Herring, glad your husband and the other bored husband got to connect for a few laughs. Joe, hope you enjoyed church service. Good that you are supporting the local businesses with take out like that. My diet lately is a bit restrictive but am feeling so bad for the many restaurants around here struggling. BC, sounds like good shows. I did enjoy the yoga video I chose. Went by quick but I'm used to 90 minute classes. The poses were completely different than the routine I normally do in class. I don't use garlic in my hummus that I make from scratch because the taste of raw garlic is too strong, and I don't even use power. I made a delicious batch with sun dried tomatoes and harissa. A friend of mine was in the hospital for a presumed UTI, went home and spiked a temp of 102 and went back to the hospital and they did a chest X-ray and now he's r/o Covid. He says looking back he's had some symptoms for about 8 days, but no cough. He's in his 60's. I hope he'll be negative and okay. He said he was okay when discharged earlier in the day and deteriorated not long after getting home. Go figure. This along with reading of some CFO of a company that was 56, a country star that was 61, and a CBC reporter that was 52...all ages younger or close to my age and dying really has me counting my blessings and a little spooked. Did my online yoga class (heard a story today on BBC's podcast about the worldwide spike in online yoga and exercise classes), and did a nice six hour walk. Part of my walk is by the water of Tampa Bay and there were lots of boats out, a few jet skiers, parasailers, and lots of people fishing, biking and walking. Like me people just couldn't stay indoors on a warm and sunny Sunday. People were social distancing well though. Presumably people I saw together were family and couples and if you live under the same roof, social distancing isn't happening.
  18. dianah

    Sunday March 29, 2020

    Thanks nursej22!
  19. nursej22

    Sunday March 29, 2020

    Dianah, Vitamin D is also important for immune function.
  20. dianah

    Sunday March 29, 2020

    I would think delivery folks can just drop off on a porch and have no people contact. Unlike healthcare workers! Theirs is an important service but contact can be avoided and the service still be provided, especially to our vulnerable ones. I got 3 stores today and got most of what was on my list. Finally scored TP (4 rolls only) and a roll of paper towels at the health food store. Also got Vit. C, dh takes lots of it for immune boost. He had Guilliain-Barree about 7 yr ago and is careful about exposure. Cat vomited on my bedspread so that is in the wash. i roasted some Brussels sprouts last night, will enjoy them today. We had wanted to get together with oldest but will probably just pick up some food and deliver it to him. Good to hear from you all. No Stars, you, Nannie, and your dh are in my prayers. Hope he is soon out of the hospital. I bought hummus at the store and the young gal bagging my groceries asked how it is eaten. She had never had it! I told her I eat it with celery but crackers or pita may be used. Have a good day and evening!
  21. BCgradnurse

    Sunday March 29, 2020

    Hello- It's cold, rainy, gloomy, keep me away from the refrigerator kind of day. I was going to go for a drive, just to start my car and get a change of scenery, but it's too crappy to even step outside. I listened to Trevor Noah's interview with Dr. Fauci a little earlier, and felt a little bit better. Dr. Fauci is the voice of reason, and I would rather deal with facts than panic and untruths, even if the facts are ugly. I watched 2 episodes of The House of Windsor on Netflix today. Later I will watch the last 2 episodes of Unorthodox, also on Netflix. I have a family member that is a member of an ultraorthodox Jewish community. I would not want to live that way, especially being a woman. Tweety-did you like the yoga video? Hope you got all your cooking done. Joe-I'm glad you didn't get the awful weather. Herring-Nice that your DH can visit over the fence with his tall friend. I hope you can find what you need at the store tomorrow. Stars-I'm so sorry you are going through all this. It would tough under normal circumstances, but really hard in the present day. Please know we all are thinking of you. J22-Sorry your husband is getting grief from people at work. God luck at Costco tomorrow. Amo-I'm glad you do have some supplies. Take care all.
  22. Joe NightingMale

    Sunday March 29, 2020

    Morning Tweety glad the anxiety wasn't too bad today Our weather didn't turn out to be bad at all. The worst of it was well to our west and south Stopped at the coffeehouse yesterday, also at a local restaurant for take out. Disappointed that one favorite restaurant is currently closed, and another one apparently is too Finally found paper towels at the grocery store. Went for a walk in one of the forest preserves, more people there than usual but still able to distance quite a bit. Did some preparation for cooking today Today we have a church service via Zoom. Gonna get some more coffee before then. Today will do the cooking and finish the embroidery project. Might also get outside again too
  23. Good morning! Stars, how kind of your neighbor to look after your lawn like that. Wishing your husband a speedy recovery. Joe, hope the weather isn't too horrible up there. J22, sorry to hear your husband is having a hard time. It's pretty basic now what people can do...stay at home when they can, when out or working to wash their hands, distance themselves, etc. What are to have him do? People need to take some personal responsibility. I even noticed when I worked the other day nurses stuck to their hallways and we didn't mingle much with each other but from a distance. Herring, thanks for the video. You always find the coolest music. Dianah, happy 100th birthday to your friend. Amo, I've been to the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire in July and it was in the 40s and I nearly froze to death being the Floridian that I am coming from heat and humidity. But it was enjoyable nonetheless. I had a decent day off yesterday. Got a good 6 mile walk in and saw lots of people out getting fresh air, mostly alone or in couples but much distancing. Plenty of boats out when I got to the bridge overlooking the bay. Boats are not banned but they are to be limited to less than 10 people and not allowed to batch together or gather together. I've been reading in more than one place Florida is becoming a hot spot for Covid and cases expected to rise perhaps significantly as more testing is done. We are up to 4,000 cases and 4th in the nation. Considering we are one of the more populous states this is not surprising. This doesn't help my anxiety. But it's really just an underlying always there thing, not bad anxiety. Didn't sleep too well though. But that's really an ongoing issue with me as you know well. BP was a good for me 117/79 prior to bedtime. 122/81 this morning after coffee. Good signs I'm not too anxious. Today I'm going to do some living room yoga with the video I bought on Amazon and challenge myself some there. Going to make some chickpeas in my pressure cooker for hummus and make some more ketchup. I'll take another walk later. The weather is our typical lovely March spring warmth in the low 80's and plenty of sunshine. Oh the excitement of living alone during social distancing and a "stay at home" order. I'm very mindful of counting my blessings. The online paper showed pictures of our empty city. It's sad to see thriving parts of town shut down, but good that people are heeding the lockdown but for the grocery stores. During the day there seems to be more traffic that I'd expect but at night it's dead in my neighborhood.
  24. Night-time greetings to all. Ted - Happy Birthday . Next year will be my membership to the NEXT club. Am NOT anticipating THAT number rollover! The college students musical video was very cool. I wish I could have studied piano. I REALLY like harp. A bit cumbersome, not like you could march in band with it! But I enjoy hearing its music and it's just so mesmerizing to watch the harpist playing.o fluidly. Dianah - TY again for the info (Ted, too). Atypical S&S will get you every time! I guess that and then being one's own 'doctor' can be hazardous to one's health! Just to mention, I think Mt Washington in New Hampshire is the coldest place in the US (anyway acc'dg to Weather Channel). It's got to do with its very peculiar location to Canada, the middle open Artic and the north Atlantic ocean and then, its elevation. There just was a TV news blip about some Insatcart Shopping Service company going on strike about something C19. Well, yeah, everybody is at risk, but to strike??? I just erased something I was gonna say .... not nice! I can't watch the news too much for any length of time. All those remedial proposals are OK, but I think I'm missing a big piece of the picture. NSIME - I was confusingly confused at the new name 'Our Lady of the Falls'. As a Catholic school kid, the name threw me. Then ... oh ... Hoping your get some kind of mental relief. Computer is acting up. Manana.
  25. Happy Birthday TED! I enjoyed the video and musis very much. No Stars: Praying for your husband to get better soon, and for you at home with Nannie. Thank you Dianah and Ted for answering amoLucia's critical care questions. Enjoy making the sourdough bread. I think it will be worth the effort! Enjoy your Saturday Joe. I know you will stay busy. Hi nursej22! I see you down there. I heard this song by Bobby Wine of Uganda. He is at home too. I think it is being played on many radio stations
  26. Ted

    Friday March 27, 2020

    MAP = Mean Arterial Pressure. Generally, the goal is to keep the MAP greater than 65 to help ensure good tissue perfusion. Here's the formula for figuring out a patient's MAP: MAP = SBP + 2 (DBP) 3 Add SBP to 2xDPB, then divide by 3. :)
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