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MEXICOWANDERER

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Posted: 03/28/20 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Persons unfamiliar with the N95 mask should know it disturbs fellow shoppers to no end. It fits in well with Alien Invasion flicks.

But in a professional healthcare setting for doctors they are worth their weight in gold.

For my own personal use I have selected a home made linen mask treated with 1000
PPM colloidal silver inside and out.

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Posted: 03/29/20 06:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Persons unfamiliar with the N95 mask should know it disturbs fellow shoppers to no end. It fits in well with Alien Invasion flicks.

But in a professional healthcare setting for doctors they are worth their weight in gold.

For my own personal use I have selected a home made linen mask treated with 1000
PPM colloidal silver inside and out.


I understand copper also may also have some effect on killing viruses. Some hotel (or other facility) was covering door handles with some thin copper sheets, I saw on the news a few days ago.

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I've stopped watching the news and following social media on this stuff. I know all I need to know because my wife has COVID-19. Statistics are meaningless, theory is meaningless, debates over what medications might or might not work are meaningless. The three things you do hear over and over again are extremely important:
1) Self-isolation
2) Wash your hands constantly
3) Don't touch your face

The more time that goes on the more they know about the virus. It's spread almost exclusively from your hands to your eyes, nose or mouth. Catching it through the air from someone's cough is very rare. It's surface-to-hand-to-face.

Bottom line is that probably half the US population or more will get it and a good chunk of those people won't know they have or had it. That's how it's spreading. Asymptomatic people, or people with mild symptoms continue to go about their business and infect others. I was that guy that, just a few weeks ago, thought the self-isolation and other measures was a complete and ridiculous overreaction to what amounts to a case of the flu. But now we're finding that it's 10x+ more deadly than the flu.

The media wants to terrify you over this. And maybe for good reason. If you're scared you'll self-isolate like you should. It's true that it can be deadly in about 1 in 100 people. It's true that it's spreading at an unprecedented pace. The media likes to prey on a human's two biggest fears: 1) the unknown and 2) not being able to breathe (a real, disturbing symptom of the virus).

So here's where my family is right now:

On 3/15 my wife came home from a trip 'down the shore' with some friends. She was with 3 other healthy friends in a rental home and had no contact with anyone else the entire trip. That evening she wasn't feeling well. Headache, body aches, low grade fever.

On Monday 3/16 her chest started to become congested and she developed a cough. We really didn't think much of it because at that time there was only a handful of cases in the entire state of NJ. Both my kids had recently been sick with flu-like symptoms so we figured she caught it from them.

By Friday 3/20 she couldn't breathe. Around 10 PM she woke me up (I had fallen asleep on the couch) because she was in distress. Her lips and face were turning blue and she couldn't catch her breath. She couldn't even speak.

I rushed her to the ER, which thankfully is 5 minutes from the house. When I rolled up it was like a scene out of a movie. The entrance to the ER was barricaded. All entrances and exits to the hospital were closed except for one. There were decontamination tents set up where the ambulances would normally be parked.

I brought her to the only open entrance. The nurse there put on a mask as we approached. She took her name and cell phone number and told us to wait outside. Within about 2 minutes we were called in and a doctor in a hazmat suit took her inside. I was told to leave and that I and anyone else in the house need to stay home for 14 days.

They tested her for COVID-19 and started breathing treatments. The doctor was 100% sure she had the virus and admitted her to the hospital. They started the combination of Plaquenil and Z-Max. 100 mg of Plaquenil a day plus another 100 mg every other day.

Monday afternoon 3/23 her lungs and white blood cell count improved enough to send her home. She has slowly been improving since then. Recovery is very slow but steady. Every day her lungs get a little better and she coughs a little less.

She has not left our bedroom for a week now. I bring her what she needs. She wears a mask when I enter the room, as do I. No one else in the house has symptoms. I honestly believe the kids already had it. Last Monday I started feeling a bit off and have mild nasal congestion and throat irritation from the congestion. The symptoms have not progressed beyond that and I'd bet I have it too. The doc said not to go out and get tested for fear of spreading it. Only go to the hospital if you're literally dying.

So here we are, about 2 weeks after my wife's symptoms first appeared. I'm optimistic that she'll make a full recovery and that none of the rest of us will develop any worse symptoms.

The isolation has been mentally tough on us all. We were self-isolating anyway but now that we know that we absolutely have to, it seems worse. My family has been dropping groceries off in the garage. The local pharmacy has been making deliveries. Oh yeah - the local liquor store delivers too [emoticon].

So my advice is to take a deep breath, follow the self-isolation and hygiene recommendations from the CDC, and this too shall pass. A lot more people are going to get it before it does pass, however. In some ways I'm glad we're ahead of the curve so to speak.

Be well everyone!


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Posted: 03/29/20 07:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

turbojimmy wrote:



On 3/15 my wife came home from a trip 'down the shore' with some friends. She was with 3 other healthy friends in a rental home and had no contact with anyone else the entire trip. That evening she wasn't feeling well. Headache, body aches, low grade fever.



Have the other 3 been tested?


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jetboater454 wrote:

turbojimmy wrote:



On 3/15 my wife came home from a trip 'down the shore' with some friends. She was with 3 other healthy friends in a rental home and had no contact with anyone else the entire trip. That evening she wasn't feeling well. Headache, body aches, low grade fever.



Have the other 3 been tested?


EDIT: You mean the other 3 people she was traveling with. No they haven't been tested - they have no symptoms. They won't test you unless you have a fever or cough.

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We're half way through our 14 day quarantine since hauling our RV back to Canada from an outbreak country. 7 more days enforced quarantine then as many as required voluntarily. We live in the country so catching COVID-19 is unlikely as long as we stay at home. Unfortunately we're going to have to make a liquor store run in a week - lineups around the block.

Our neighbour delivered groceries yesterday.

Getting maintenance done on the RV that we've been putting off.

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Posted: 03/29/20 08:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

turbojimmy wrote:

I've stopped watching the news and following social media on this stuff. I know all I need to know because my wife has COVID-19. Statistics are meaningless, theory is meaningless, debates over what medications might or might not work are meaningless. The three things you do hear over and over again are extremely important:
1) Self-isolation
2) Wash your hands constantly
3) Don't touch your face



Thank you for giving us an "inside view" and glad your wife is recovering! I too am sick of political finger-pointing; and from what I'm seeing in Florida, statistics are indeed useless because as you said of the 3 friends who traveled with your wife not being tested - people aren't being tested because the criteria is so narrow.

Until everyone understands that stopping the spread is up to every single person being responsible and following the 3 simple points you mention, we are gong to continue to watch the numbers soar. On our local news, they mentioned that the Sheriff's department broke up a massive party being held in a warehouse; and of course we've had Spring Breakers partying like there's no tomorrow.

Stay well, everyone.

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Colloidal silver.

The facts.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Ozone is an instant killet. Good and reliable O3 machines are not cheap


I have an Airthereal ozone generator that I bought to clear out funky smells from the RV. I haven't used it to sanitize the house yet (yes I know it will kill you if you're in the room). I'd like to run it but given the lung issues my wife is currently experiencing I think it's too risky.

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turbojimmy,

Thanks for the snapshot of what happened.

I behave in public as if I were contagious, and do not wish to spread it.


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