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Old 01-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #1161
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Son #1 stopped by with Teddy Bear, the dog. I just finished a couple of steamed hot dogs with sauerkraut and there was a couple of spoonfuls left on the plate. Put the paper dish on the floor and Teddy Bear gobbled up the kraut. He also likes Dill pickles with garlic, pretzels, and a few other weird foods. There isn't much this dog doesn't like. He seems to be rather bizarre in his preferences for treats.

I am fully recovered but this bug knocked me for a loop. So I spent the morning in bed until noon. Now Son #2 has it really bad. He is so sick I suggested he head for the ER. Three residents here went out in the ambulance in the past couple of days due to dehydration. I don't know where this bug came from, but it can go back. My son ran an errand for me and said everyone is wearing a mask down in the square while they are shopping. It hits with diarrhea so bad that you can become dehydrated in a matter of hours. And if you have it really bad, you vomit also. I have never had the flu. But this thing going around seems to be just a stomach bug. No achy bones, no fever, no flu signs. It is really scary.

Son#1 did the whites for me. There were so many towels that he had to use the big double load washer. I didn't know I owned enough stuff to even fill a regular washer. Well, time to get some dishes done and clean up the kitchen.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:09 PM   #1162
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Just got done taking the sheets and pillowcases down off of the wash lines, thanks to the great temperatures we are having I was able to hang outside today. They just said on the radio that we might break the record high today.
Oh what I wouldn't do to be able to hang out my laundry and give my sheets that fresh air smell.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:42 PM   #1163
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Son #1 stopped by with Teddy Bear, the dog. I just finished a couple of steamed hot dogs with sauerkraut and there was a couple of spoonfuls left on the plate. Put the paper dish on the floor and Teddy Bear gobbled up the kraut. He also likes Dill pickles with garlic, pretzels, and a few other weird foods. There isn't much this dog doesn't like. He seems to be rather bizarre in his preferences for treats.

I am fully recovered but this bug knocked me for a loop. So I spent the morning in bed until noon. Now Son #2 has it really bad. He is so sick I suggested he head for the ER. Three residents here went out in the ambulance in the past couple of days due to dehydration. I don't know where this bug came from, but it can go back. My son ran an errand for me and said everyone is wearing a mask down in the square while they are shopping. It hits with diarrhea so bad that you can become dehydrated in a matter of hours. And if you have it really bad, you vomit also. I have never had the flu. But this thing going around seems to be just a stomach bug. No achy bones, no fever, no flu signs. It is really scary.

Son#1 did the whites for me. There were so many towels that he had to use the big double load washer. I didn't know I owned enough stuff to even fill a regular washer. Well, time to get some dishes done and clean up the kitchen.
I wonder if you fed Teddy Bear a big plate of kraut, if he would allow you to sing to him without attacking you!

I think that's the same bug I had about a month ago. It sounds like it. All I did to fight it was drink lots of fluids and sleep about 18 hours a day. It stayed with me for a week and finally left.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:47 PM   #1164
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I wonder if you fed Teddy Bear a big plate of kraut, if he would allow you to sing to him without attacking you!

I think that's the same bug I had about a month ago. It sounds like it. All I did to fight it was drink lots of fluids and sleep about 18 hours a day. It stayed with me for a week and finally left.
Now that is funny. I will have to give it a try. About the dog, not your being sick.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #1165
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Oh what I wouldn't do to be able to hang out my laundry and give my sheets that fresh air smell.
I wish you could too Addie. Hanging up the laundry was one thing that I could do right to please my mother. She also would let me pin the lace curtains onto a wood frame to dry. ( Anyone else remember those wooden frames)?
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #1166
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I wish you could too Addie. Hanging up the laundry was one thing that I could do right to please my mother. She also would let me pin the lace curtains onto a wood frame to dry. ( Anyone else remember those wooden frames)?

I don't remember those but, we did have long metal rods to stretch the wrinkles out of the sheer curtains. We also had some metal contraptions to put in the legs of my stepfathers work pants to create a crease without ironing. They were a real pain to get the crease in the right place.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #1167
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Waiting for a neighbor who owns a truck to get home so I can go get my dishwasher. Then I have the angst of installing it. These things don't always go well for me.
Well???
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:23 PM   #1168
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Son #1 stopped by with Teddy Bear, the dog. I just finished a couple of steamed hot dogs with sauerkraut and there was a couple of spoonfuls left on the plate. Put the paper dish on the floor and Teddy Bear gobbled up the kraut. He also likes Dill pickles with garlic, pretzels, and a few other weird foods. There isn't much this dog doesn't like. He seems to be rather bizarre in his preferences for treats.

I am fully recovered but this bug knocked me for a loop. So I spent the morning in bed until noon. Now Son #2 has it really bad. He is so sick I suggested he head for the ER. Three residents here went out in the ambulance in the past couple of days due to dehydration. I don't know where this bug came from, but it can go back. My son ran an errand for me and said everyone is wearing a mask down in the square while they are shopping. It hits with diarrhea so bad that you can become dehydrated in a matter of hours. And if you have it really bad, you vomit also. I have never had the flu. But this thing going around seems to be just a stomach bug. No achy bones, no fever, no flu signs. It is really scary.

Son#1 did the whites for me. There were so many towels that he had to use the big double load washer. I didn't know I owned enough stuff to even fill a regular washer. Well, time to get some dishes done and clean up the kitchen.
Sounds like a norovirus, those seem to head around the facility once a year, so far we've been lucky. A few years ago everyone had it, including staff, we weren't allowed to stay home, because there would not have any staff there to take care of the patients. We had to just let it run it course. The facility provided the staff with anti-emitics and anti-diarrheals free of charge and they made sure we were fed and hydrated while at work.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #1169
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Sounds like a norovirus, those seem to head around the facility once a year, so far we've been lucky. A few years ago everyone had it, including staff, we weren't allowed to stay home, because there would not have any staff there to take care of the patients. We had to just let it run it course. The facility provided the staff with anti-emitics and anti-diarrheals free of charge and they made sure we were fed and hydrated while at work.
Good grief, that must have been miserable. Norovirus is the one reported on cruise ships too.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #1170
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Brought the DW home last night and had my grandson from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM then off to a meeting.

Looks like a job for Friday.
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