That is wonderful news! And please tell Lily we are all rooting for her and praying for her safety and well being. So great that Adam can get masks for her.Someone Adam knows has a factory in China and contacts who make PPE, so he’s ordered masks and gloves for Kim’s sister, Lily, who’s a Dr in Oklahoma, and getting them shipped straight to her. She’s been told to wear a mask for 3 days because they’re so short on supplies.
I seem to have a bit of a cold but it isn't manifesting fully. I definitely do not have a fever. And I feel fine. For the most part. Just sniffles and sometimes throat is scratchy. Maybe allergies? Staying indoors so much could be cat allergies.How’re you feeling now @missy? I hope you’re all better. It’s a lovely day here, we’d like to go our for a walk, but since the lockdown, I’ve never seen so many people walking up and down our usually very quiet road
Things seem to have really settled down with the kitties, and it’s lovely to see them all getting along so well. That’s awful news about the doorman, but hopefully, with all the measures you’ve been taking, you should be OK. Did you manage to get everything you needed from Costco the other day?
Enjoy this beautiful Saturday @Austina. I hope you can get out and avoid people while being outside in the fresh air. It is a challenge here too and we decided to stay inside yesterday. It was nasty weather and still too many people outside. Hoping to get out today and still be safe.Lovely bright sunny day here, we’ve started watching How to get away with Murder, I wanted to watch it when it first came on, but didn’t get around to it, so we’re catching up now.
Have a lovely weekend you lovely NIRDI.
Thanks @Niffler75 it's been an exhausting 12 months and I guess our share of challenges are not yet over. Just praying this next one doesn't kill us.
I heard that @Austina! There’s also someone working on antibodies like they used on Ebola and snake venom...I think the researcher said it would be able to be used in trials in August.
He will be okay, one way or the other! I know it hurts like s**t, but is it dangerous or “just” incredibly painful?Thank you @Niffler75 @Scandinavian @Keeliamira @Austina @Mamabean and all the NIRDIs. Greg is taking Oxy and tomorrow if he can make it through will call his urologist and hopefully there will be a reasonable and safe plan of action. Going to the ER is the last resort as in NYC all the hospitals are filled with Covid. @Niffler75 there sadly is no safe place right now here in any hospital. It's a nightmare. If we have to go we will though as what other option is there for him if the pain gets to a 10 like it was in December. Praying we can make it through today and the days ahead managing not to go to the hospital.
I think it can be dangerous as it is a large stone (of a few stones that he still has unfortunately) and it can do internal damage...that's why masking the pain is only a very short term measure if we can even mask the pain because in December nothing was touching the pain but the strongest IV pain meds that you can only get in the hospital. I am holding my breath we can get through this intact and without having to head to the ER. But tomorrow I am fairly certain the urologist will have to plan some action and that means hospitalization to remove the stones...the lithotripsy machine might not be available (only available once per month at his hospital) and I doubt we can wait so that just leaves surgical removal. And then I have a big problem with the cats as we are in NY and his urology surgeon is in NJ. Under normal circumstances this would be difficult but manageable but during Covid 19 pandemic it feels almost impossible.He will be okay, one way or the other! I know it hurts like s**t, but is it dangerous or “just” incredibly painful?
Watson is a handsome baby.Heloooo NIRDIs!
I seem to only have the energy for weekend check-ins I hope Greg’s kidney stone passed and that’s all you’ll here from it @missy. @Mamabean, your garden and gazebo are soooo lovely! Sending hugs and love to allllll of you. I can’t remember much more from the tiger posts I just read so please forgive the lack of individual comments.
I still haven’t been seen or even scheduled by the epilepsy docs which is a worry since I’m having daily neurological stuff. I am now being sent to a hematologist (Tuesday) because apparently my white blood count has been high since December (13k-28k...everything but basinophils are quite out if range). Gah!
On a brighter note, my kitchen spruce up is continuing. I’m trying to do a little facelift rather than a full Re-do. Our new tile backsplash went up yesterday, grouting today. I’m quite taken with the tile...it is a variegated jade green glass with an iridescent sheen like mermaid scales and it makes me smile! My plan is to paint our island and the seating nook we’re building a deep blue/green color to complement the backsplash. My daughter is trying to convince me to paint all the cabinets (not necessarily blue, lol) but I kind of like the natural wood. What do you think? Walls will be repainted a much lighter color ...something off white likely.
And I managed to groom my Watson yesterday. He wouldn’t let me finish his face or paws (hence the crusty mustache and ratty paws, lol) but he looks worlds better!
I’m really sorry @missy, you really didn’t need (nor deserve) this and especially it right now!I think it can be dangerous as it is a large stone (of a few stones that he still has unfortunately) and it can do internal damage...that's why masking the pain is only a very short term measure if we can even mask the pain because in December nothing was touching the pain but the strongest IV pain meds that you can only get in the hospital. I am holding my breath we can get through this intact and without having to head to the ER. But tomorrow I am fairly certain the urologist will have to plan some action and that means hospitalization to remove the stones...the lithotripsy machine might not be available (only available once per month at his hospital) and I doubt we can wait so that just leaves surgical removal. And then I have a big problem with the cats as we are in NY and his urology surgeon is in NJ. Under normal circumstances this would be difficult but manageable but during Covid 19 pandemic it feels almost impossible.
I don't see any way to avoiding a hospital stay right now and just hoping we can avoid the ER at least.
How is your family doing Scandi?
Hello @Poodles4me it could be dangerous. I wrote in the post above. That's what makes this that much more stressful. As if the last 12 months haven't been stress filled to the max already. Oh well such is life. I am sorry you have a sinus infection and know that is very painful. I am relieved your doctor is wiling to work with you and help you prevent it from getting serious.Hey NIRDI's - i hope everyone is hanging in there as best as they can. I am loving the furbaby pics. I have 3 dogs but I was a cat person first. @Niffler75 - I was wondering the same thing as Scandi - where are her legs. At first glance I thought Oreo was buried in sand.
@missy - I am wondering the same as @Scandinavian, is this dangerous situation? Will it lead to a blockage if it goes untreated?
@Keeliamira - I hope you're able to get into see the specialists soon. I admire how you're able to keep yourself busy and focused when dealing with such issues.
I could tell for the last week there has been a sinus infection starting to brew. Last night I had a sneaky suspicion it had taken hold. After being awake a few hours today I knew it was time to start the antibiotics. I started them at lunch today. No point in waiting until I am flat on back and my face is so swollen that I can't open my eyes. I am learning not to wait until I am so sick that it takes longer to recover. I am very fortunate I have a family doctor that gives me antibiotics to have on hand because of my immune system disorder and trusts me to know when to take them.
I did some baking yesterday and felt totally relaxed. This is the only time I truly relax is when I am baking. As my best friend said, it the baking and not the eating that makes me happy. K likes the eating a little too much and I have to tell him he can't have 6 cookies per day. I know I use healthy ingredients but that is still a lot of extra calories. I also felt good knowing we had our curbside grocery pickup scheduled for today. My heart just sank when K got home and told me they were out of flour and yeast. They substituted bread machine yeast for the quick yeast. I am going to see if I can make a sour dour starter with bread machine yeast. I have enough flour for a while but not enough to make a big batch. I want to save my flour for other healthy baking.
I am going to pop a couple of pain killers and then try to clean up the junk room and set up my sewing machine. I haven't sewn in a number of years and I pray that one of the 3 sewing machines (don't ask ) in this house still works. My plan is to start sewing face masks. Now that Dr. Tam (Canada's Chief Public Health Officer) is saying masks are good is certain situations K is willing to wear one.
That sounds like a good plan. Greg wants to head to the beach house later this month just to be able to walk around without so many people on the streets. And we have a nice yard there too so it would be nice to get away. But I do feel more comfortable here should we need medical help. All except for kidney stones which is in NJ where Greg's urologist is. LOL everything is backwards right now.I’m really sorry @missy, you really didn’t need (nor deserve) this and especially it right now!
We are pretty much the same, nothing much happening here at all. Just work, eat, sleep.
Hope to get internet at the summer house tomorrow, if so we will probably move down there for a while. Easier to avoid people there LOL. And a bigger garden, which is good to have these days.
Hugs coming your way! Hold your breath LOL <3