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Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 20, 2020 01:03PM
This is what it's like when the love of your life gets sick, and you can't do anything about it.

Susan Mikula, Rachel's partner of 21 years, is recovering but they are still isolated from one another.



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 20, 2020 02:33PM
I saw a clip of Rachael talking about it. So sad.





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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 20, 2020 02:39PM
i’ve listened to that clip twice now and it’s very moving. however i did not get the impression that Susan’s condition was near death (fortunately). serious, yes.



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 20, 2020 02:47PM
It is so hard being apart, you feel so helpless and useless. My wife has been hospitalized for almost a week. We text and chat, but no visitation.



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 20, 2020 02:51PM
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Ombligo
It is so hard being apart, you feel so helpless and useless. My wife has been hospitalized for almost a week. We text and chat, but no visitation.
I wish your wife a full and complete recovery. Hugs to you both.



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 20, 2020 02:56PM
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Ombligo
It is so hard being apart, you feel so helpless and useless. My wife has been hospitalized for almost a week. We text and chat, but no visitation.

I hope she gets to come home very soon.
Is it Covid?





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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 20, 2020 03:00PM
My take is that Susan WAS near death at one time. I could be wrong.
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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 20, 2020 03:07PM
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Ombligo
It is so hard being apart, you feel so helpless and useless. My wife has been hospitalized for almost a week. We text and chat, but no visitation.

I'm so sorry. I hope you are healthy and together soon...



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 20, 2020 03:12PM
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Ombligo
It is so hard being apart, you feel so helpless and useless. My wife has been hospitalized for almost a week. We text and chat, but no visitation.

Hadn't been aware before this, best wishes to you both.
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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 20, 2020 03:51PM
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Ombligo
It is so hard being apart, you feel so helpless and useless. My wife has been hospitalized for almost a week. We text and chat, but no visitation.

Hadn't been aware before this, best wishes to you both.

Sending the same! So sorry ombligo, hope she is better very soon.
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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: AllGold
Date: November 20, 2020 03:56PM
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Ombligo
It is so hard being apart, you feel so helpless and useless. My wife has been hospitalized for almost a week. We text and chat, but no visitation.

Hadn't been aware before this, best wishes to you both.

Sending the same! So sorry ombligo, hope she is better very soon.

Same here. Best wishes. I hope you're both healthy and happy very soon.



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: Ted King
Date: November 20, 2020 04:51PM
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Ombligo
It is so hard being apart, you feel so helpless and useless. My wife has been hospitalized for almost a week. We text and chat, but no visitation.

I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope she is feeling better soon.
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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: November 20, 2020 06:22PM
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i’ve listened to that clip twice now and it’s very moving. however i did not get the impression that Susan’s condition was near death (fortunately). serious, yes.


From the video:
”Susan has been sick with Covid, these past couple of weeks. And at one point we thought there was a real possibility it might kill her...

Susan tested positive two weeks ago, we separated from each other that day,... she’s not only been positive over that time, she’s gotten sicker and sicker.”


To me, from my experience, that reads as her reaching a point where hope for recovery was running out.
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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: November 20, 2020 06:26PM
If nowhere else Ombligo, this is always a place to have an ear to vent, rage, question, whatever you need to release.
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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: davester
Date: November 20, 2020 09:21PM
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Ombligo
It is so hard being apart, you feel so helpless and useless. My wife has been hospitalized for almost a week. We text and chat, but no visitation.

Hadn't been aware before this, best wishes to you both.

Sending the same! So sorry ombligo, hope she is better very soon.

Same here. Best wishes. I hope you're both healthy and happy very soon.

I unreservedly add my voice to the chorus. Best of luck!



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 20, 2020 09:54PM
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Ombligo
It is so hard being apart, you feel so helpless and useless. My wife has been hospitalized for almost a week. We text and chat, but no visitation.

Hadn't been aware before this, best wishes to you both.

Sending the same! So sorry ombligo, hope she is better very soon.

Same here. Best wishes. I hope you're both healthy and happy very soon.

I unreservedly add my voice to the chorus. Best of luck!

Me, too.



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: wave rider
Date: November 20, 2020 10:07PM
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Ombligo
It is so hard being apart, you feel so helpless and useless. My wife has been hospitalized for almost a week. We text and chat, but no visitation.

My best to you both, quick and thorough healing so you two can be together again.


Rachel brought me to tears, she loves Susan so much…



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 21, 2020 04:41AM
Thank you, everyone. I had not intended to post anything as we are all facing issues and did not want to sound like a pity party seeker. Yesterday was rough on me, just a culmination of things. I posted without really realizing it, so here we are.

Yes, she went in with Covid. The main issue we are facing is her blood oxygen level. She is on oxygen and will be going along fine at 97% then will suddenly drop to the low eighties. The hospital did a catscan with dye yesterday, but we have not been told the results yet.



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 21, 2020 05:25AM
I wish her the very best. And also to you. Keep us posted.



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 21, 2020 06:45AM
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Ombligo
Thank you, everyone. I had not intended to post anything as we are all facing issues and did not want to sound like a pity party seeker. Yesterday was rough on me, just a culmination of things. I posted without really realizing it, so here we are.

Yes, she went in with Covid. The main issue we are facing is her blood oxygen level. She is on oxygen and will be going along fine at 97% then will suddenly drop to the low eighties. The hospital did a catscan with dye yesterday, but we have not been told the results yet.

Sending good vibes to your family, Ombligo.
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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 21, 2020 07:51AM
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Ombligo
Thank you, everyone. I had not intended to post anything as we are all facing issues and did not want to sound like a pity party seeker. Yesterday was rough on me, just a culmination of things. I posted without really realizing it, so here we are.

Yes, she went in with Covid. The main issue we are facing is her blood oxygen level. She is on oxygen and will be going along fine at 97% then will suddenly drop to the low eighties. The hospital did a catscan with dye yesterday, but we have not been told the results yet.

Inadvertent as it may have been your post included us with your family, we all hope this turns out well for you and your wife. In the meantime don't feel any need to keep us updated - just hold onto her as best you can.
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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 21, 2020 08:27AM
Ombligo, a ton of Light and support for you and your wife.



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 21, 2020 08:28AM
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Ombligo
Thank you, everyone. I had not intended to post anything as we are all facing issues and did not want to sound like a pity party seeker. Yesterday was rough on me, just a culmination of things. I posted without really realizing it, so here we are.

Yes, she went in with Covid. The main issue we are facing is her blood oxygen level. She is on oxygen and will be going along fine at 97% then will suddenly drop to the low eighties. The hospital did a catscan with dye yesterday, but we have not been told the results yet.

Reaching out is not seeking pity. Often you just need a place to let it all out.
We are here for you, in our virtual world.
I hope she improves quickly.





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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: Janit
Date: November 21, 2020 08:59AM
Do whatever you need to do, and know that we are here.
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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 21, 2020 12:34PM
Best wishes for everybody's families.

Sadly, not getting results might be a result of the nearly nation-wide issue of hospitals being overwhelmed by Covid patients.



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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: November 21, 2020 02:17PM
Ombligo, what rgC said: "Reaching out is not seeking pity." All possible best wishes to Mrs. Ombligo and family. I am close to your part of the state, so hope that helps make super strong positive waves! smiley-signs003
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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: bfd
Date: November 21, 2020 10:15PM
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Ombligo
Thank you, everyone. I had not intended to post anything as we are all facing issues and did not want to sound like a pity party seeker. Yesterday was rough on me, just a culmination of things. I posted without really realizing it, so here we are.

Yes, she went in with Covid. The main issue we are facing is her blood oxygen level. She is on oxygen and will be going along fine at 97% then will suddenly drop to the low eighties. The hospital did a catscan with dye yesterday, but we have not been told the results yet.

Of course you didn't. This is easily one of those life circumstances where you could use some moral support. What a difficult time for you. Know that many others you've never even met will be thinking about you, your wife, and your family. Sure hope there's improvement soon. While we'd all like to have a certain amount of anonymity about our lives, there are times when you need to know that there are others out there who care.
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Re: Rachel Maddow's partner gets covid, nearly dies
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 23, 2020 10:28AM
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Ombligo
Thank you, everyone. I had not intended to post anything as we are all facing issues and did not want to sound like a pity party seeker. Yesterday was rough on me, just a culmination of things. I posted without really realizing it, so here we are.

Yes, she went in with Covid. The main issue we are facing is her blood oxygen level. She is on oxygen and will be going along fine at 97% then will suddenly drop to the low eighties. The hospital did a catscan with dye yesterday, but we have not been told the results yet.



Of course you didn't. This is easily one of those life circumstances where you could use some moral support. What a difficult time for you. Know that many others you've never even met will be thinking about you, your wife, and your family. Sure hope there's improvement soon. While we'd all like to have a certain amount of anonymity about our lives, there are times when you need to know that there are others out there who care.

Agree with all of this. It's a good group of folks here.
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