Hi, Sus -
Thanks muchly. :) No fever that I know of, checked it only once and it was about 99. Instacart's been delivering pretty faithfully here, though on one occasion they could only schedule delivery two days out. (!) I've made a point of getting some sunshine lately - feels so good. :)
Several years ago I took a backward tumble into a concrete ditch. I thought I was okay at the time, but two days later I was having difficulty breathing. I did my best to "just get through it" but in a day or two or three I had my sister drive me to an urgent care place, where they gave me nebulized albuterol and called an ambulance to take me to a hospital ER.
Long story short, they did an xray, more nebulized albuterol, and IV saline. The doctor said if we couldn't get my blood oxygen to 90 or above she'd keep me overnight - but we did get it to 90 and steady, so she declared it "bronchitis", wrote a few prescriptions (two inhalers and maybe an antibiotic, I don't recall now) and sent me on my way.
HERE's THE POINT: Having been through that once I wouldn't care to do it again. I'm referring to two things, here, the severity of the difficulty breathing but also the whole ER experience. I've had the feeling that the albuterol or the inhalers did something unkind to my lungs, so I would not readily choose that approach again.
I think PANIC played a non-trivial part in that experience - it led to a gasping for air that may have been the wrong idea on how to handle what was happening. And I can easily understand how panic, worsened by the media onslaught of COVID-19 stories, would cause people who might otherwise have dealt with it at home to rush to the hospital and whatever treatment was deemed appropriate there (including use of a ventilator).
: I know we've talked about this, recently..
: I presently know 4 people who are being treated for Covid...
: None of them are in my close circle of friends, but they
: are known to me... Two are in ICU, one on a ventilator. The
: other two are being treated at home. I've also heard tales,
: from a lot of past customer/friends, of horrible flu's they
: have had since around Mid January. Most of them in March.
: None of them were tested but their symptoms sound
: suspiciously like Covid. Where you live is a 'hot spot' for
: this Flu..
: My daughter is a pediatric nurse, my SIL is a nurse at Barnes
: Hospital, a DIL is a nurse in South County and my Bestie
: since 2nd grade (Linda with an i) was trained as a Trauma
: nurse but now works at a (soft) prison in Pensacola.. None
: of them have seen anything like this. Seemingly healthy
: people reduced to bedridden masses in short time frames.
: All, like you, have had it last 4 to 6 weeks. Plus time
: after that they just felt blah.. The cough was relentless.
: I'm assuming that you had a fever?? Most had a high fever..
: 102.5 and above. Most had one or two days around 103+ ..
: The flu is real... the symptoms are real. It is heightened by
: other factors (age, 5g, chemtrails, prior illness, etc) but
: it is real.. If you had gone to the hospital, they probably
: would have put you on a ventilator and you would still be
: comatose or....... I'm so very, very glad that you are not.
: Vitamin C was and is your friend. If you can get Instacart to
: deliver (a Big IF!)get some fresh lemons and drink lemon
: water. 1/2 of a lemon per glass. If you feel like it.
: Squeeze them and pour them into ice cube trays and freeze
: them. After they are frozen, put them in a ziplock bag. You
: can make up enough for a week or more. Drink at least 4
: frozen pieces per day. That is about 2 lemons.
: Also get some bone broth.. Drink it like hot soup in a mug..
: Big Hugz and so glad that you are finally feeling better. Your
: emails kind of scared me..
: PS Rest, rest, rest and if you can get some sunshine.. get
: PSS.. I had two days with 101-103 fever in Early March. No
: other symptoms (except extreme fatigue) and it went away as
: quickly as it came. I slept all day and night. Usually,
: with a fever I can't sleep very well.. I rarely get the flu
: or a fever.. Very rare!