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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 21, 2020 02:18PM
Mrs. cbelt3 has been fighting a sinus infection. Saturday's video chat with the doctor (which was unexpected, but okay..) went well, antibiotics were prescribed.

She just started running 2 degrees of fever this morning.
And txted me from the bathtub (her fibromyalgia has caused her to be part mermaid and spend a lot of time in our 2 person bathtub)....

"I can't breathe".

I ran upstairs. Popped the pulse ox meter on her finger. And it read... 85%. Hoo boy... her normal is around 99%. Visions of Corona ran through my mind, and I began to enter a near Muppet state of panic.

Got her out of the tub, in her nightgown and into bed, while she is coughing up nasty stuff. And her pulse ox read.. 99%. And she stopped coughing and said "Oh that feels better".

And is now resting with our pups snuggling her and her iPad mini 4 showing her all kinds of amusing videos. And I'm back 'at work' calming down by drinking nice warm.. coffee... hmm. maybe that's a bad idea.

Perhaps..
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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: April 21, 2020 02:24PM
I'm sorry you went through that.
I'm glad all was OK in the end.
Yikes, though!
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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: April 21, 2020 02:42PM
Pretty nasty allergy season this year, on top of everything else. I've thought I had the bug a couple of times myself, but generic Sudafed (full-Meth strength) knocked the symptoms back.
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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: April 21, 2020 02:50PM
Glad it's ok!

Which make/model pulse ox are you using? Happy with it?
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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 21, 2020 02:50PM
I wonder if you should do pounding on her back like you do with cystic fibrosis patients.
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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 21, 2020 02:56PM
.....so it was a....Panic.....at the Disco.....??



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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 21, 2020 03:07PM
Your concern was 100% justified — I’m glad it turned out to be unfounded. Best wishes to mrs. cbelt3 for a rapid recuperation.



It is what it is.
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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: blooz
Date: April 21, 2020 04:18PM
Yikes! Problem now is that the symptoms are so similar to colds and flu, how do you know without a test?



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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: wave rider
Date: April 21, 2020 05:58PM
You had me at “2 person bathtub…”

Seriously. I do not know long it has been that I have had the bliss of a capacious tub that allows submersion of legs and torso rather than legs or torso. Such fond memories…

But my first thoughts were of relief for mrs. cbelt3 being OK.



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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 21, 2020 06:10PM
Sounds pretty scary. I’m really glad it turned out to be ok.



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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: lost in space
Date: April 21, 2020 06:16PM
That must have been awful for both of you. Glad she's OK.



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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: hal
Date: April 21, 2020 07:08PM
glad she is ok, but it's NEVER TOO LATE to quit smoking...
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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 21, 2020 08:20PM
Glad you BOTH are OK. smiling smiley
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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: April 21, 2020 08:36PM
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cbelt3
I began to enter a near Muppet state of panic.

ROTFL

Score one for being able to paint a beautifully vivid picture with words! I am so totally gonna steal that.

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Dennis S
I wonder if you should do pounding on her back like you do with cystic fibrosis patients.

Say what you will, many is the time I've had a sinus infection that drained/travelled to my chest that I'd have dearly loved to have someone hang me upside down and beat me like a rug about the chest and back to knock some of that crud loose so that it could then be inelegantly expelled for good. There's nothing quite like a quick run up Mount Wannahockaloogie when you need it to make you feel better immediately.

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N-OS X-tasy!
Your concern was 100% justified — I’m glad it turned out to be unfounded. Best wishes to mrs. cbelt3 for a rapid recuperation.

Seconded. agree smiley



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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: Janit
Date: April 22, 2020 09:59AM
Panic accompanied by knowing what to do is still better than panic accompanied by not knowing what to do. Unpleasant though the experience was, your knowledge level seems to have served you well.

It may also help in the future to know that Covid patients with low oxygen levels are often helped by shifting position to their side rather than staying on their back. Mrs. cbelt3's difficulty could have been a synergy of the congestion and her position.

Glad to hear she's doing ok.
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Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, or how cbelt3 had a panic attack
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 22, 2020 10:38AM
Glad your better half is feeling better. I'm sure it was a frightening moment for you AND her!!



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