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post #81 of 1116
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I took her into Dr Coughlin at BMC. He examined her and declared it RSV. Then he heard her cough and that sealed the deal. He offered to write an order for a rapid test at Emanuel, but I didn't want to take her into the lab there with all the other sickies. Plus.... we all know what kinda crazies work there
What does her cough sound like? Ruby's is different then it's ever been... She passed out at 6:30, poor kiddo!
post #82 of 1116
I have the flu full blown worse type of flu.
no work for me tomorrow which means less $ for bills.....GAH...
I went and used my gift card to blockbuster and got a ton of movies and now i am going to camp out in bed

thank goodness campbell had the flu shot....I got a lecture on why I SHOULD HAVE...and a million questions why I didn't...so campbell is at the tail end of a cold and who knows how long i'll have this crap.
all campbell wants to do is jump and play and all the dog wants to do is run, jump, play, pee-poop, eat and start from the beginning again. I just want to crawl under the covers and cry.
post #83 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Hedy B. View Post
I find that somewhat disturbing that they rely on the wall foam to keep the germs at bay. I'm probably looked at as a high maintenance patient, but I will make a nurse wash their hands every time they come into my room for anything while I'm in the hospital.

I've had two people in my life (grandma) and a good friend develop serious HA infections though, and one died, so I have my reasons.
Wasn't one of the HA infections C-diff? The wall foam definitely doesn't kill it. We're supposed to wash our hands with soap and water when leaving those rooms. And I'm glad you make all nurses wash their hands when coming in and out of your room. Here's an interesting CDC article on hand hygiene. The bolded items especially crack me up... Make sure the doctors and CNAs wash their hands too, especially the male ones.

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Risk factors for noncompliance with hand hygiene have been determined objectively in several observational studies or interventions to improve compliance (3,14,20,24,44-47).Factors influencing reduced compliance, identified in observational studies of hand hygiene behavior, included being a physician; being a nursing assistant rather than a nurse; being male; working in an intensive care unit (ICU); working during weekdays rather than the weekend; wearing gown and gloves; using an automated sink; performing activities with high risk for cross-transmission; and having many opportunities for hand hygiene per hour of patient care.

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What does her cough sound like? Ruby's is different then it's ever been... She passed out at 6:30, poor kiddo!
It's a unique cough for sure. I think that's how the doctor was positive it was RSV vs a normal cold or URI. One thing I thought of tonight... Did Celeste have her boys get the Synagis shots? It really is one time that I'm keeping my : for kids to be vaxed. (Yeah, yeah... I know it's not a true vax, but injected antibodies) If not, please inform her of what Olivia has possibly given Ruby so that she can be on the lookout for signs and symptoms. It can be a big problem for preemies.

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I have the flu full blown worse type of flu.
Sorry Ericka. I hope you have a good and restful recovery.



Hazel's asleep. She didn't nurse much yesterday, but has picked it up slightly today. I took two of the footies off the co-sleeper so that it slopes down to help with her drainage. I'm so nervous that she'll develop respiratory problems and really hope we're over the hump. I just gotta keep remembering that we have a lot of the risk factors taken care of since we breastfeed and she was a term baby with no immunological problems. Oy vey.
post #84 of 1116
Campbell had the synagis shots when she was a baby. She got RSV last year and thankfully no long term problems and I don't think it lasted too long. I do know we had to give breathing treatments and so forth.

i am so tired..but I can't sleep....this sucks
post #85 of 1116
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Do you have an article about those hand sanitizers? Breanna's preschool uses those and it drives me nuts!! Now Bre is supposed to use the sink, but I hate it when they tell the kids to "wash their hands" and they go use that stuff. Ick.
Well, not specifically but if they contain the two nasty chemicals in this article...then yes!

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Originally Posted by Lovely View Post
I'll have to use SWA if we decide to try again. But at this point we don't have the $ for that. Mike learned today that he might only be working 3 days a week in the near future, instead of 5 days. So that would really cut down on the earnings. Sigh. Is mercury out of retrograde yet???

Maude's Tea tasting and playdate at my house is Friday, February 20th.
Thanks for giving me the date, will put in my calendar! When does mercury go out of retrograde???
post #86 of 1116
I don't know, Sav. It's DEFINITELY one of the WORST retrogrades I have EVER seen. First my washer, then my stove, now my car, all in less than a week. :

And of course it all has to happen when Todd is about to lose his job. I am so freaked out right now.

At least my project is done though. No more project! Yay!
post #87 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Hedy B. View Post
I don't know, Sav. It's DEFINITELY one of the WORST retrogrades I have EVER seen. First my washer, then my stove, now my car, all in less than a week. :

And of course it all has to happen when Todd is about to lose his job. I am so freaked out right now.

At least my project is done though. No more project! Yay!
Well, you got your three out of the way. Puts his job in the clear, right?
post #88 of 1116
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Originally Posted by erickalynne View Post
I have the flu full blown worse type of flu.
no work for me tomorrow which means less $ for bills.....GAH...
I went and used my gift card to blockbuster and got a ton of movies and now i am going to camp out in bed

thank goodness campbell had the flu shot....I got a lecture on why I SHOULD HAVE...and a million questions why I didn't...so campbell is at the tail end of a cold and who knows how long i'll have this crap.
all campbell wants to do is jump and play and all the dog wants to do is run, jump, play, pee-poop, eat and start from the beginning again. I just want to crawl under the covers and cry.
You could tell them you didn't get the shot cause it is a load of garbage. :P Even when I vaxed I would have never ever ever considered getting myself or my children the flu shot. As a matter of fact, the uptake in the flu shot popularity is why I started researching and stopped vaxing all together. Tell me it's "required" to get while I am pregnant. Bah.
post #89 of 1116
well I had campbell get the flu shot because she was preemie and if she got what I have now, I think we'd be in the hospital right now...I don't think he small 22lb body could handle this.
I'm supposed to get the flu shot because I have a weakened immune system, then on top of that I get Enbrel shots which weaken the immune system MORE...so I can get sick easier.
post #90 of 1116
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Originally Posted by mamanurse View Post


It's a unique cough for sure. I think that's how the doctor was positive it was RSV vs a normal cold or URI. One thing I thought of tonight... Did Celeste have her boys get the Synagis shots? It really is one time that I'm keeping my : for kids to be vaxed. (Yeah, yeah... I know it's not a true vax, but injected antibodies) If not, please inform her of what Olivia has possibly given Ruby so that she can be on the lookout for signs and symptoms. It can be a big problem for preemies.


The boys were barely eligible for synagist, and had one shot before they went to the east coast. Max just ahd a cold whle they were gone, and shoghi is sick now... not the same symptoms as Ruby. unfortunately, until I knew ruby was sick, she was very kissy and lovey with them (which was really cute). for being preemies, these boys are pretty healthy, so we'll keep our fingers crossed.

Ruby went to bed at 6:30 last night, and was up at 5:30 this morning. She's feverish again today, so i'm sure it will be a lay around kind of day. hopefully we can both get a nap, I'm pooped. Of course, if she naps, (even when sick) then she sleeps bad that night. maybe we'll get lucky today.

I hope Hazel is on the mend, if Ru were little I'd be much more worried.

Sorry you're so sick, ericka.
post #91 of 1116
Hi ladies. I've been offline for a few days, but don't worry, I'm all caught up now. So sorry about all the sick kids! Lu is sick too. Just a cold though. She had RSV when she was an infant. I think I've blocked out the memory, because I don't remember it being too bad.

A late Happy Birthday to Laura!

And a Congratulations to Lydia!

Joey has done something bad to his knee. He can barely walk. I know it must be bad because this is a guy who walks off just about anything. I'll spare you details so you don't pass out. Anyway, send some good vibes our way.

Have a wonderful day! :
post #92 of 1116
Oh, and Lee, what a suck thing to happen! I've had it with airlines. You guys should take a little weekend trip by train to Seattle or SF or even BC. My mom and Tania took the train down to SF last summer and had a blast and a beautiful and comfortable ride. We rode down to Eugene a few years ago and it was awesome. The seats are like big recliner seats and you can bring a bottle of wine on board if you want. You can walk around and they have have a restaurant (that serves crappy food, but still). We're planning on going up to Seattle sometime soon by train.
post #93 of 1116
Ericka, I am sorry. Baby steps. Can you make yourself warm water with a tsp. of honey and a TBS of apple cider vinegar?


Ooh, Candice, I hope Joey's knee isn't too bad. It is scary when your partner has something like that going on.


And yeah, I've had it with airlines, too. I am so sad to have to give up this trip and lose so much money. A train trip sounds fun, though. Maybe we'll go to SF by train when/if my sister moves from NYC to SF : In the meantime, Mike already has 2 days off at the end of the month so we're going to go to our cabin in central Oregon and chill. Dang, though, I really wanted to see what Austin was like.
post #94 of 1116
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And yeah, I've had it with airlines, too. I am so sad to have to give up this trip and lose so much money. A train trip sounds fun, though. Maybe we'll go to SF by train when/if my sister moves from NYC to SF : In the meantime, Mike already has 2 days off at the end of the month so we're going to go to our cabin in central Oregon and chill. Dang, though, I really wanted to see what Austin was like.
I don't think Amtrack goes to SF. I think you would have to take a bus from Sac to SF. I know when we lived in Santa Rosa and my mom came up she would have to take a bus from Martinez to Santa Rosa. Hrm.. then again.. if it goes to Martinez it might go all the way to SF. Just might not come into the North Bay cause Marin County is too good to allow tracks there. Thats why there is no BART. At any rate, I would make sure part of the trip is not a bus trip first.
post #95 of 1116
You take the train to Emeryville, which is right over the Golden Gate bridge.
post #96 of 1116
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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
You take the train to Emeryville, which is right over the Golden Gate bridge.

actually, emeryville is right over the bay bridge from sf. but - yeah.

candace i sure hope the knee is ok - speaking as someone who had ACL reconstruction at age 20....

healing to all the sickies too.
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I'll try that Lee, thanks. I've tried almost everything.

I watched Eagle Eye last night and I really liked it.....it's kinda scary to think how much "big brother" already has access to us......
post #99 of 1116
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You take the train to Emeryville, which is right over the Golden Gate bridge.
I looked it up on a map cause I don't know the east bay that well. Emeryville is almost smack dab on the Bay Bridge. Anyway I guess you go to Sac and then over to the west. The trains just don't go to the North Bay.

ETA: I see this was addressed when I was making the kids something to eat.
post #100 of 1116
Man, I would LOVE to go to SF again. I haven't been there since I was in college and went for spring break in 1997. That was an AWESOME trip! Before that, I hadn't been there since I was about a kid, with my parents, just passing through.

We always had dinner or something at the Happy Hippo though. I wonder if that's still there? I didn't check when I was there last, because I thought stuff like Planet Hollywood was cool then.

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Well, you got your three out of the way. Puts his job in the clear, right?
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Originally Posted by aniT View Post
You could tell them you didn't get the shot cause it is a load of garbage. :P Even when I vaxed I would have never ever ever considered getting myself or my children the flu shot. As a matter of fact, the uptake in the flu shot popularity is why I started researching and stopped vaxing all together. Tell me it's "required" to get while I am pregnant. Bah.
Yeah, there are a few different strains running around out there too, so you're lucky if you got the right one. I always take oscillo once a week now. Not to say I'll never get the flu, but they change the strain every year, and we can hope it's the right one, right? : I also have a list of homeopathic remedies according to symptoms, so if I have to I can send out for reinforcements that way. They can at least lessen the severity/shorten duration, etc.

Anyway, I find it to be a good alternative, although, to each their own. I think if I had a truly compromised immune system or were taking auto-immune meds I might consider getting the flu shot, since it can be more dangerous for people with truly compromised immune systems.

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Originally Posted by erickalynne View Post
well I had campbell get the flu shot because she was preemie and if she got what I have now, I think we'd be in the hospital right now...I don't think he small 22lb body could handle this.
I'm supposed to get the flu shot because I have a weakened immune system, then on top of that I get Enbrel shots which weaken the immune system MORE...so I can get sick easier.
Yeah, auto-immune meds can definitely make it harder, especially this time of year, for obvious reasons.


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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
The boys were barely eligible for synagist, and had one shot before they went to the east coast. Max just ahd a cold whle they were gone, and shoghi is sick now... not the same symptoms as Ruby. unfortunately, until I knew ruby was sick, she was very kissy and lovey with them (which was really cute). for being preemies, these boys are pretty healthy, so we'll keep our fingers crossed.

Ruby went to bed at 6:30 last night, and was up at 5:30 this morning. She's feverish again today, so i'm sure it will be a lay around kind of day. hopefully we can both get a nap, I'm pooped. Of course, if she naps, (even when sick) then she sleeps bad that night. maybe we'll get lucky today.

I hope Hazel is on the mend, if Ru were little I'd be much more worried.

Sorry you're so sick, ericka.
Korin, what happens to an adult if they get RSV? Is it something adults can get? Please get lots of rest! You too, Jenn!

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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
Hi ladies. I've been offline for a few days, but don't worry, I'm all caught up now. So sorry about all the sick kids! Lu is sick too. Just a cold though. She had RSV when she was an infant. I think I've blocked out the memory, because I don't remember it being too bad.

A late Happy Birthday to Laura!

And a Congratulations to Lydia!

Joey has done something bad to his knee. He can barely walk. I know it must be bad because this is a guy who walks off just about anything. I'll spare you details so you don't pass out. Anyway, send some good vibes our way.

Have a wonderful day! :
I KNOW my period looms... because I started to cry when I read about this. Oy... Poor Joey! I haven't even met the guy, but still... knees are important, 'non?

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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
Oh, and Lee, what a suck thing to happen! I've had it with airlines. You guys should take a little weekend trip by train to Seattle or SF or even BC. My mom and Tania took the train down to SF last summer and had a blast and a beautiful and comfortable ride. We rode down to Eugene a few years ago and it was awesome. The seats are like big recliner seats and you can bring a bottle of wine on board if you want. You can walk around and they have have a restaurant (that serves crappy food, but still). We're planning on going up to Seattle sometime soon by train.
I agree! Not only will they let you bring wine, but they do sell it too. I forgot a bottle the last time Todd and I rode it, so I bought one on board. Wasn't the best wine I've ever had, but it still added to the experience.


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Originally Posted by Lovely View Post
Ericka, I am sorry. Baby steps. Can you make yourself warm water with a tsp. of honey and a TBS of apple cider vinegar?


Ooh, Candice, I hope Joey's knee isn't too bad. It is scary when your partner has something like that going on.


And yeah, I've had it with airlines, too. I am so sad to have to give up this trip and lose so much money. A train trip sounds fun, though. Maybe we'll go to SF by train when/if my sister moves from NYC to SF : In the meantime, Mike already has 2 days off at the end of the month so we're going to go to our cabin in central Oregon and chill. Dang, though, I really wanted to see what Austin was like.
I'm pretty sure the Coast Starlight route goes through SF, but you'd have to check for sure. There are a couple different ones that run down CA.

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Originally Posted by erickalynne View Post
I'll try that Lee, thanks. I've tried almost everything.

I watched Eagle Eye last night and I really liked it.....it's kinda scary to think how much "big brother" already has access to us......
Yeah, personally? I'll never buy a GM car, because big brother's new name is OnStar.

I heard, although haven't been able to find the story ETA here it is... because Todd told me about it a week ago, that the police were able to get a warrant against a couple of mobsters who were talking about something incriminating in an Escalade.

Me no likey... I mean, I'm all for fighting crime, but not that way. I also don't like the fact that they can use it to monitor your speeds without your knowledge.

Man, I sound like Dale Gribble this morning, don't I?
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