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Daisys and Diamonds

Ideal_Rock
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@Daisys and Diamonds are you from Auckland?

I heard that all of NZ is going into stage 2 lockdown again and Auckland stage 3.

You alright??? I heard people are hoarding again!
thank you @mellowyellogirl and @AGBF
i got this emergency alert last night after Gary had gone to bed
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ironically i was on my Bruce Springsteen forum and an Aussie friend had asked me about it 16 min earlier
we live in Wanganui on the west coast of the North island about 3 hours north of Wellington

im feeling very anxious
we had gone 102 days with zero community transmission. this family have no links to the boarder or managed isolation/ guarenteen facilities. a primary school is closed for a deep clean and two work places are effected but do not do customer facing work - i get a feeling once they finish contact tracing they will find the link from the workplace contacts

i just don't understand how living on an island this could happen as people quarenteen on arrival and the boarder is closed to all but citizens and a few essential workers
im very worried about going into lockdown with the general elections so close
it would seem the health ministry and powers at be have planned for this and im sure lessons have been learned from Melbourne but its real scary
People everywhere have gotten complacent
its only Auckland on stage 3 - which is basically lockdown plus your grandma and kids of essential services can go to school
im very angry and upset over the panic buying
the countdown online site crashed last night and the police had to close some supernarkets in Auckland due to overcrowding
humans are stupid and selfish
we do not deserve the bigger brain.
what part of shop normally don't people understand ?
i was always able to buy loo paper last time
 

MamaBee

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You're doing everything right @MamaBee he needs foods that make him heal and you're giving them to him. Praying and dust he continues to heal.
Thanks @bling_dream19 Chris was a marathon runner who ate very little carbs before Covid. He gained some weight just from boredom from isolation before he got Covid. He lives by himself. I haven’t seen him eat cookies or bread in years. He’s excited to get the fattening food. He said he’ll worry about it when Covid is over. I cook but don’t bake. I bought him packaged cookies. I did buy him salad fixings and fruit..
 

dk168

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It could be fake news and over-dramatic, however, I read somewhere that Google inform their many employees to be prepared to work from home until next summer 2021!!!

DK :(2
 

Matata

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I read somewhere that Google inform their many employees to be prepared to work from home until next summer 2021!!!
My stepson works for Google and confirmed this.
 

TooPatient

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It could be fake news and over-dramatic, however, I read somewhere that Google inform their many employees to be prepared to work from home until next summer 2021!!!

DK :(2
Yep. Most of the tech companies are. Microsoft confirmed through middle of January with anticipation of longer. Facebook is until next fall or beyond. I forget which one said two years. Most of what they do can be done from home. I'm hoping this becomes a permanent shift. Maybe not the mandatory buildings closed and access cards locked out, but at least work from home allowed for all who prefer.

DH's team spent almost a year passing a flu around not too many years back. Half the team or more was out at the worst of it. It got better when they moved back to individual offices from the open space, but it still spread pretty bad.

Many of these companies have people working all around the world. DH works on a team (software development) with a couple of people in Romania, a few in China, one (more?) in Turkey, Alaska, Texas, and Washington. I'm sure I am missing some! This is just the core team. With half or more of the team remote and all meetings virtual, it seems like sitting at a desk at home compared to in the company's building doesn't make much of a difference.
 

pinkjewel

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Just thought I would update about my sister. Her Covid test came back negative-yay!! and she is feeling much better. No clue what caused her high fever and night sweats, but glad it wasn't Covid. Reading through how long we will be dealing with this is rather depressing
 

AGBF

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Just thought I would update about my sister. Her Covid test came back negative-yay!! and she is feeling much better. No clue what caused her high fever and night sweats, but glad it wasn't Covid. Reading through how long we will be dealing with this is rather depressing
This is truly excellent news. :))
 

TooPatient

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I thought we were through the worst of this. I hope we are and this was just a brief moment! DH was doing well enough that he made it through 4 hours/day of work (working from home) all last week. We were invited to get together with a friend, his 9 year old daughter, and one other. All being very cautious with little/no contact with anyone. Outside the whole time and keeping distance. Everything was wonderful! A few hours of just sitting around talking with people interested in the same hobby plus a chance to see what this friend is working on. DH had a blast! He looked almost normal.

I checked on him this morning before waking him up and his oxygen level was 88. This is after he stirred a bit and took a big breath so I don't know if it was lower than that even. He came up again as I got him to wake up and consciously breathe. So tired of this!
 

MamaBee

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@TooPatient I’m happy you got out to visit with friends....I’m so sorry about your husband‘s oxygen level dropping again. It must be so draining for you since it’s been going on for five months...if I remember correctly. I’m tired of this and it’s been a little over three weeks...
Chris said yesterday that he’s feeling better...His energy level is still low but he said it’s improving. He only took his oximeter reading once yesterday. I got the feeling I’m starting to bug him. It was 96 so still in the normal range. I hope he doesn’t relax too much and keeps taking it..Maybe your husband‘s reading was a fluke. How many readings has he had since he woke up? I would have him lie down for a half hour and take it again. I feel so bad for both of you. Big hugs...You are a wonderful loving wife...
 

TooPatient

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@TooPatient I’m happy you got out to visit with friends....I’m so sorry about your husband‘s oxygen level dropping again. It must be so draining for you since it’s been going on for five months...if I remember correctly. I’m tired of this and it’s been a little over three weeks...
Chris said yesterday that he’s feeling better...His energy level is still low but he said it’s improving. He only took his oximeter reading once yesterday. I got the feeling I’m starting to bug him. It was 96 so still in the normal range. I hope he doesn’t relax too much and keeps taking it..Maybe your husband‘s reading was a fluke. How many readings has he had since he woke up? I would have him lie down for a half hour and take it again. I feel so bad for both of you. Big hugs...You are a wonderful loving wife...
So glad your son is improving! That is great that his energy is coming back a bit and he is able to be bugged about anything. Believe it or not, that is when I knew DH was really getting a little better.

Almost at 6 months for us. DH got sick 2/29. I wish it was a fluke. He had slid down a bit on his pillow so flatter than he should be sleeping. I watched it at 88 for a bit then 89 as I got him to wake up then 92 as he sat for a few minutes. He really drops if he gets tired. Other things like dust or pollen seem to also impact the levels.
 

MamaBee

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@TooPatient I just read this after searching if it was normal for the oximeter readings to drop while lying down. It seems like it is..
I just copied one post from a company that sells them. It’s a little cut off but you can still read it.
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TooPatient

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@TooPatient I just read this after searching if it was normal for the oximeter readings to drop while lying down. It seems like it is..
I just copied one post from a company that sells them. It’s a little cut off but you can still read it.
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Yep! Good info!

I compare to previous days in same position. Usually 94-96. 93 on a bad day if slid down.

Also need to watch sunlight. Bright light affects the reading. Each hand can be a bit different too.
 

MamaBee

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Yep! Good info!

I compare to previous days in same position. Usually 94-96. 93 on a bad day if slid down.

Also need to watch sunlight. Bright light affects the reading. Each hand can be a bit different too.
Good to know!
 

MamaBee

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I’m so happy to say that Chris beat COVID! His reading has been 98 for two days...no fever for a while. He went out yesterday for a walk for the first time..Thank you all for the support...XO
I hope that everyone that is going through it right now gets better quickly..:pray:
 

JPie

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I’m so happy to say that Chris beat COVID! His reading has been 98 for two days...no fever for a while. He went out yesterday for a walk for the first time..Thank you all for the support...XO
I hope that everyone that is going through it right now gets better quickly..:pray:
That is great news! I’m so glad to hear it. I hope you can catch your breath now.
 

AGBF

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I’m so happy to say that Chris beat COVID! His reading has been 98 for two days...no fever for a while. He went out yesterday for a walk for the first time..Thank you all for the support...XO
I hope that everyone that is going through it right now gets better quickly..:pray:
Wonderful news. It was your meat loaf and meat balls that did it! :))
 

MamaBee

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Wonderful news. It was your meat loaf and meat balls that did it! :))
Thank you @AGBF I told him that! He said he has to walk it off now! :lol:
 

MamaBee

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That is great news! I’m so glad to hear it. I hope you can catch your breath now.
Thanks @JPie I keep waiting for something else to happen....I’m an optimist by nature..but COVID has me suspicious of everything...
 

MamaBee

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@JPie You spoke the truth...Last night my daughter-in-law called me to tell me that a child in my grandson’s day care has a brother who has symptoms of COVID. They are in little pods for safety but in the same building. The child with the symptoms had a 105 degree temperature. He is in the older class for four year olds..His sister is in Jackson’s three year old class. The older child was just tested and now we wait. The day care didn’t alert the parents until 2pm even though they had the information in the morning before daycare opened. They should have shut the daycare down until the test comes back. Then....my daughter-in-law found out that two teachers in the other room were exposed to COVID from a friend that tested positive. They then went to work in my grandson’s daycare. OMG...They won’t give out too much information either. This is so incredibly frustrating..
 

AGBF

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Well...it's the year Chris recovered. And it will be a good year if Joe Biden is elected President to replace Donald Trump. That will not bring back the people who lost their lives to covid19. Or undo what happened to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, or the other numerous victims of racist violence and police brutality who died this year, but these deaths are not peculiar to 2020. They happen every year in the United States. What we need is permanent change. I hope a safe vaccine against covid19 will be released under a responsible administration.
 

JPie

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@JPie You spoke the truth...Last night my daughter-in-law called me to tell me that a child in my grandson’s day care has a brother who has symptoms of COVID. They are in little pods for safety but in the same building. The child with the symptoms had a 105 degree temperature. He is in the older class for four year olds..His sister is in Jackson’s three year old class. The older child was just tested and now we wait. The day care didn’t alert the parents until 2pm even though they had the information in the morning before daycare opened. They should have shut the daycare down until the test comes back. Then....my daughter-in-law found out that two teachers in the other room were exposed to COVID from a friend that tested positive. They then went to work in my grandson’s daycare. OMG...They won’t give out too much information either. This is so incredibly frustrating..
I am so sorry to hear this. I hope everyone tests negative! Ugh. :(2
 
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