General Discussion forum: Interesting read !

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Jul 2, 2020 7:07 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
A friend from Australia sent me this, maybe you will find it interesting ! He sent it so I would post it on a "fishing" forum, we both use...there has been lots of "pro-con" on wearing masks...some of it getting pretty 'heated", and he thought, maybe, it might convince some of the 'cons' Shrug!


Ventilators - Written by a nurse who works with them!

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 back to work, to the bar, beach, restaurant, etc.

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 painful intubation that goes down your throat. It is done under anaesthesia 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.

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.

It is for this reason that old or already weak people can't withstand the treatment and die. 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 diarrhoea, a Foley to collect urine, an IV for fluids and meds, and A-line f 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.

Does anyone want to try all that out?

If not, Stay home, Stay Safe and Stay Well!

Jul 16, 2020 5:48 PM CST
Name: Val Harding
Melbourne, Australia
That is very informative. Thanks Arlyn.
Jul 17, 2020 8:46 AM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Thanks for posting Arlyn.
Jul 27, 2020 5:09 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
I tip my hat to you. Arlyn.
Sep 28, 2020 9:40 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
Sticking tongue out Crying

Stay safe everyone!
Oct 22, 2020 3:29 PM CST
Name: Tom
I think dave is the monitor of this site, @Dave can you get these scammers off here?
Dec 4, 2020 6:49 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
tveguy wrote:I think dave is the monitor of this site, @Dave can you get these scammers off here?

Tom ~ I don't think anyone is watching this site! @dave @admin
Dec 5, 2020 10:10 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
we check it & find scammers
Dec 15, 2020 3:54 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
irisarian wrote:we check it & find scammers

And then what? There are so many now...
Jan 11, 2021 1:18 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
If there was anyone in charge of this cubit to remove the SPAM now present here....
Apr 20, 2021 3:41 PM CST Site Admin

Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
I removed a bunch of spam posts, man, it's beyond overwhelming! Thumbs down I think because the 2 owner/moderators are no longer active, spammers see it as a perfect place. Other Cubits probably get them too but with active owners these kind of posts can be deleted pretty quickly.
Anyway, please contact me if any new ones pop up, I may not catch them. I'm gradually working my way back through the older threads and deleting them as I come across them but it may take me a while. Big Grin
Apr 20, 2021 4:42 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Thanks, Sue !

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