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I copied and pasted this, good info from a nurse.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE YOU GET CORONAVIRUS
I know we’re all tired of hearing/ talking about it, but one thing I HAVEN’T really seen going around is advice for what happens if you DO get coronavirus (many of us will), only advice for how to try to AVOID it. So as your friendly neighborhood RPN, a wee thread:
Things you should *actually* buy ahead of time (Erm, not sure what the obsession with toilet paper is?): Kleenex, Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in 350 mg tablets, Ibuprofen (Advil) in 200 mg tablets, Mucinex, Robitussin or DayQuil/ NyQuil, whatever your cough medicine of choice is.
If you don’t have a humidifier, that would also be a good thing to get. (You can also just turn the shower on hot and sit in the bathroom breathing in the steam). Also a good time to make a big batch of your favorite soup to freeze and have on hand.
If you have a history of asthma and you have a prescription inhaler, make sure the one you have isn’t expired and refill it/ get a new one if it is.
You basically just want to prepare as though you know you’re going to get a nasty respiratory bug like bronchitis or pneumonia. You just have the foresight to know it’s coming.
For symptom management, use the meds I mentioned. For a fever over 101, alternate Tylenol and Advil so you’re taking a dose of one or the other every 3 hours. Use both cough suppressants and expectorants (most cough meds have both). Drink a ton, hydrate hydrate. Rest lots.
You should not be leaving your house except to go to the doctor, and if you do, wear a mask (regular is fine, you don’t need an N95). You DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE ER unless you are having trouble breathing or your fever is very high and unmanaged with meds.
90% of healthy adult cases thus far have been managed at home with basic rest/ hydration/ over-the-counter meds. We don’t want to clog the ERs unless you’re actually in distress. The hospital beds will be used for people who actively need oxygen/ breathing treatments/ IV fluids.
If you have a pre-existing lung condition (COPD, emphysema, lung cancer) or are on immunosuppressants, now is a great time to talk to your PCP or specialist about what they would like you to do if you get sick. They might have plans to get you admitted and bypass the ER entirely.
One major relief to you parents is that kids do VERY well with coronavirus— they usually bounce back in a few days, no one under 18 has died, and almost no kids have required hospitalization (unless they have a lung disease like CF). Just use pediatric dosing of the same meds.
Pls pass this information around.
To the wonderful nurse in Chatham/ Kent who came into our family like a rainbow on a cloudy day! You went way beyond your scope of duty and helped my grandfather feel so good, despite his circumstance. You said to me you never forget how to be a good nurse and you Mary Beth are truly the best! With all our hearts thank you! And keep on being YOU! ❤️
To the boy walking his cute little dog down at the water front today around 7pm who stopped to talk to me and asked me my dogs name , you're a sweetheart and super cute and I wish I asked for your name , I'd love to go on a little dog walking date, thank you for brightening my evening!
I was in an accident on March 4 at Walker and Seneca in Windsor at around 4:35pm. I was a wreck and one man stayed to talk to the police for me as he saw I was not at fault and wanted to help out. I cried at him and he was so nice and kind. I didnt even get his name. He was gone when I left the ambulance so I didnt even get to thank him. I hope he reads this or maybe a friend will see this and tell him I'm grateful to him. I was found not at fault and my van is being repaired. Thank you for staying and telling the police what happened.
Shredded a tire on the Expressway near Matchette Road this past Friday. 2 guys in a white Dodge Ram pickup stopped to help me with removing the flat and putting on the spare. Wouldn't take ANY money for dinner/ beer/ whatever for their trouble.
Thanks again, guys!
Last night, two people were in a car accident in front of me on the corner of Banwell and McHugh. Thank you to the two young women who stopped to help me calm one of the drivers as we waited for the police. You both made a difference. Also, another woman and her daughter who offered a second blanket and also did what they could to help this young lady through a frightening time until her parents and the police arrived.
While shopping at Costco Saturday morning after showing my membership card they had another employee passing out disinfectant wipes to clean the shopping cart handles. Then when I got to the back of Costco I also noticed more than one employee wiping all fridge and freezer handles. Thank -you Costco for taking extra time to help prevent the spread of germs. I'm a nurse and I noticed!
I had to go into hospital on 24th of February. I just wanted to say thank you to the nurses and doctors who took care of me while was there.
They were exceptional.