Monthly Archives: June 2020

*Press it* Dr. Martinez on Cleopatra’s Secrets #139

Well she got a night out via Dr. Martinez on Cleopatra’s Secrets

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*Press it* Alhambra Mind Palace #139

Rebecca gives us more brilliant photos via Alhambra Mind Palace

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*Press it* Knock on the Door Three Times #139

The title made me think of Doctor Who, but looking at the photos I am dying to know who or what is behind the doors. via Knock on the Door Three Times

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*Blog Share* Therapy Bits #139

Carol Anne is a lovely bogger, she blogs about her life and her ups and downs, please pop on over and say hello https://therapybits.com/

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*Press it* Hello Dreamers #139

A great reason to celebrate. Massive congratulations to Darlene via Hello Dreamers

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*Press it* Poems published in ‘North of Oxford’ #139

A massive congratulations to Kim for getting some of her poems published via Poems published in ‘North of Oxford’

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*Press it* WHAT IT IS REALLY LIKE TO BE INTUBATED AND PLACED ON A VENTILATOR Written by a nurse who works with ventilators: “Here you go folks… for those people who don’t understand what it means to be on a ventilator but want to take the chance of going out without a mask. For starters, it’s NOT an oxygen mask put over the mouth while the patient is comfortably lying down and reading magazines. Ventilation for Covid-19 is a painful intubation that goes down your throat and stays there until you live or you die. It is done under anesthesia for 2 to 3 weeks without moving, often upside down, with a tube inserted from the mouth up to the trachea and allows you to breathe to the rhythm of the lung machine. The patient can’t talk or eat, or do anything naturally – the machine keeps you alive. Medications must be given to paralyze the person so they do not struggle or try to breathe on their own, which would work against the machine. So first they are rendered unconscious, sedated, and then have their muscles paralyzed. The discomfort and pain they feel from this means medical experts have to administer sedatives and painkillers to ensure tube tolerance for as long as the machine is needed. It’s like being in an artificial coma. After 20 days from this treatment, a young patient loses 40% muscle mass, and gets mouth or vocal cords trauma, as well as possible pulmonary or heart complications. Older people lose more muscle mass quicker. It is for this reason that old or already weak people can’t withstand the treatment and die. Their bodies can not handle the trauma of all these procedures and stresses it places on their already sick body. Many of us are in this boat … so stay safe unless you want to take the chance of ending up here. This is NOT the flu. Add a tube into your stomach, either through your nose or skin for liquid food, a sticky bag around your butt to collect the diarrhea, a foley catheter to collect urine, an IV for fluids and meds, an A-line foley to monitor your BP that is completely dependent upon finely calculated med doses, teams of nurses, CRNA’s and MA’s to reposition your limbs every two hours and lying on a mat that circulates ice cold fluid to help bring down your 104 degree temp. Anyone want to try all that out? Stay home and wear a mask when you go out! Stay safe and well!” What this article doesn’t say is that the patient can hear everything that is said so if the staff carelessly talks about death, the patient panics. If the sedatives are lessened, the patient panics because he can’t breath or talk or, in his case, move. When they begin to lower the pain medications, the patient screams in his head but can’t make a sound. When they take out the tubes it’s extremely uncomfortable. A trachea may replace the respirator, the patient still can’t talk or eat without a tube. Your child, your spouse, your parent, suffers from covid 19 alone in the hospital. The victims are not limited to strangers. When you choose to crowd, unmasked, into newly opened stores for some irrelevant purchase, ask yourself if it’s worth a lifetime of knowing your child suffered, maybe died, alone. #139

This is so very important for everyone to read via WHAT IT IS REALLY LIKE TO BE INTUBATED AND PLACED ON A VENTILATOR Written by a nurse who works with ventilators: “Here you go folks… for those people who don’t … Continue reading

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*Press it* The Real Archery #139

A bit of history about armour and archery for you. via The Real Archery   Thanks to Chris for sharing

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*Press it* Hot dogs #139

So important, especially now thanks to Chris for sharing the post via Hot dogs

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*Press it* Monday Funnies… #139

These are a giggle via Monday Funnies…

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