Mathews Inc.
COVID 19 - Part 10
Kansas
Contributors to this thread:
crestedbutte 07-Jan-21
crestedbutte 07-Jan-21
Thornton 07-Jan-21
crestedbutte 08-Jan-21
sun 08-Jan-21
keepemsharp 08-Jan-21
writer 08-Jan-21
Thornton 08-Jan-21
keepemsharp 09-Jan-21
be still 09-Jan-21
writer 09-Jan-21
Thornton 10-Jan-21
Slate 10-Jan-21
writer 13-Jan-21
crestedbutte 13-Jan-21
writer 13-Jan-21
writer 13-Jan-21
Habitat 13-Jan-21
Thornton 13-Jan-21
Thornton 13-Jan-21
Catscratch 14-Jan-21
Thornton 14-Jan-21
Matte 17-Jan-21
Thornton 17-Jan-21
Trebarker 17-Jan-21
Shawn 18-Jan-21
TwoDogs@work 18-Jan-21
Trebarker 21-Jan-21
Thornton 21-Jan-21
Trebarker 21-Jan-21
Catscratch 21-Jan-21
writer 21-Jan-21
writer 21-Jan-21
be still 21-Jan-21
KSflatlander 21-Jan-21
Chief 21-Jan-21
Quailhunter 21-Jan-21
TwoDogs@work 22-Jan-21
One Arrow 22-Jan-21
crestedbutte 23-Jan-21
writer 23-Jan-21
From: crestedbutte
07-Jan-21

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As of Tues. 1/05/21...KS with allegedly 234,289 confirmed cases and 2,897 deaths.

What had been a state with all counties at red “risk level”.....starting to look more like it was in late Summer-early Fall 2020. Some parts of western KS doing a lot better than the more populated Central & Eastern portions of the state.

Rooks County fairing the worst 7 day moving avg. of all KS counties.

From: crestedbutte
07-Jan-21

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You can look for yourself or at other states and counties per link provided. Stay safe everybody!

From: Thornton
07-Jan-21
It's not going away folks. I could be wrong, but I suspect the vaccine will be a failure. We are seeing multiple covid patients daily now. Flew an elderly pt out on the helicopter today to KC due to new covid infection and recent organ transplant with multiple other issues.

From: crestedbutte
08-Jan-21
New....as in "first" or "another" covid infection for said patient...or "new strain" of covid? Assume not the latter?

From: sun
08-Jan-21
I don't understand how these rural counties are getting hammered so bad.

From: keepemsharp
08-Jan-21
So glad Thornton is on here as a ray of hope. In his invinite wisdom and experience.

From: writer
08-Jan-21
Dave, you’re often pretty dry, and grouchy, but every so often, brother, you enlighten the day. Appreciate it.

From: Thornton
08-Jan-21
Glad I could be of help Dave. I certainly hope you don't get infected. But If you do, they might just ship you to me.

From: keepemsharp
09-Jan-21
Does that mean that your care varies based on personal opinions?

From: be still
09-Jan-21
Probably means that he’s not going to numb that area with Lidocaine first when he gives you that Ivermectin shot:)

From: writer
09-Jan-21
Got to sample the ol’ swab the size of a Navy mop up the snoz yesterday.

Felt so good when the nurse stopped, I may go do it again.

From: Thornton
10-Jan-21
I give the same care to everyone. There have been a few times I selected a large bore needle for an IM shot or IV. After all, there are no guidelines or written rules for that sort of thing and it is completely up to the RN discretion. It's been said, "if it is bad enough for you to come to ER, you're getting an 18 gauge". I do get a lot of azzhats that order us around and are generally threatening or just dirtbags that treat us badly. We do not tolerate that. I usually escort them out and if they refuse we call security, then PD.

From: Slate
10-Jan-21
I got the Vaccine the other day. I go back for my 2nd shot on the 31st. I had no side effects from shot.

11-Jan-21
Slate,

Please let us know if anything changes. Thanks.

From: writer
13-Jan-21
Jason - how serious is it when oxygen levels get down into the 60s?

From: crestedbutte
13-Jan-21
Normal oxygen level is 90 and above. Whoever has this condition that you speak of (if not already at an ER or hospital) should go to nearest one immediately! No joke!

From: writer
13-Jan-21
Thanks for the answer.

He’s better, up to 80s.

Went to Dr. but sent home with meds because hospitals were full. Struggling with cognitive issues. Big, strong guy, which I’m sure will help.

Hopefully he’ll share his experience when he gets a little better.

From: writer
13-Jan-21
Double post

From: Habitat
13-Jan-21
80s isn't that great and he will be wanting help if it gets to lower 80s.If still there he probably needs in ER.

From: Thornton
13-Jan-21
60's the patient is on their way out. Lowest I've ever seen walking and talking was a 34 year old that wandered into the urgent care clinic complaining he couldn't catch his breath. He was 68% on room air. I gave him several breathing treatments and he'd go to low 90's and drop again. The doctor tried to get him to go to ER to no avail. I finally convinced him to go and he ended up in ICU with bilateral pulmonary embolisms.

From: Thornton
13-Jan-21
Glad he pulled out of it. What we see with covid is the patient will often decline, improve slightly, plateau, then either get well or decline rapidly with no recovery.

From: Catscratch
14-Jan-21
Thorton, are you hearing much about thyroid problems related to covid? I know a couple of people who have had months of issues now and aren't seeing much change in it.

From: Thornton
14-Jan-21
I have not Catscratch. Wouldn't surprise me though.

From: Matte
17-Jan-21
Well finally starting to feel better. Focus is still short as well as the energy level. I fear my lungs took on the brunt of the virus as breathing is still difficult when doing anything moderate.

From: Thornton
17-Jan-21

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Good to hear you're better. A former coworker has had difficulty breathing for over a month after the virus. I saw this on the news today:

From: Trebarker
17-Jan-21
My friend has been down with it since November (son of the friend that died the week before Christmas). He has been in acute care and ICU for over a week now on and off a ventilator three different times during that time. He's not out of the woods yet.

I had it following convention last year, never tested but with all the symptoms and issues following the 3 day fever. Shortness of breath, dry cough, limited taste and scents were weak. It was nearly two months before my breathing improved, where I wasn't out of breath just walking across a parking lot. It is still not what it was before having it, get easily winded yet today.

I fully support the decision to call off the convention this year, very wise decision on the part of the EC, proud of them for using common sense on the matter.

From: Shawn
18-Jan-21
I received my vaccine the 8th out of 240 people at my work both residents and staff there was no allergic or adverse reactions. We get our next dose the 29th. We have also been told by infectious control to expect to wear a mask until at least Oct. It's has a long ways to go before things get close to normal. Shawn

From: TwoDogs@work
18-Jan-21
Matte: It took me a little over a month to get back to my normal strength. Lack of focus was better sooner than that. Glad you are better. Take your time on getting over this . Don't rush it as I did and have the fever and nausea return for a couple of days.

From: Trebarker
21-Jan-21
My good friend lost his battle with covid this morning at 8:20am. Three months of being sick, being treated locally by his doctor, later transferred via ambulance to a hospital, a week and half in the ICU, on and off a ventilator three times, it was turned off this morning. He lasted 10 minutes without it before passing. He was a registered organ donor, but they were unable to benefit others in need with his organs because he still tested positive for covid today!

From: Thornton
21-Jan-21
I'm sorry to hear it. How old was he?

From: Trebarker
21-Jan-21
55

From: Catscratch
21-Jan-21
Sorry about your friend Trebarker.

From: writer
21-Jan-21
A friend is struggling to run a ranch and get his parents in and out of the hospital. His mom probably won’t be coming home. Who knows, she’s a tough ol’ thing and could have walked most of us into the ground a few weeks ago.

Really hard in the family they won’t be with her, it it is her time to go...

From: writer
21-Jan-21

From: be still
21-Jan-21
Sorry to hear that about your friend Randy. And Michael that’s not good news either...hopefully things get better

From: KSflatlander
21-Jan-21
Very sorry to hear that Trebarker. Condolences.

From: Chief
21-Jan-21
Very sad Randy. Loosing close friends really sucks.

From: Quailhunter
21-Jan-21
Sorry for your loss.

From: TwoDogs@work
22-Jan-21
Randy: Sorry to hear about your friend.

From: One Arrow
22-Jan-21
My brother had it in December. Oxygen got down to 79... he was told to go immediately to the ER if it went any lower than that. Luckily it never did and he came through it.

Several elderly neighbors have come down with it recently.

I worry about my parents and elderly aunts and uncle the most.

From: crestedbutte
23-Jan-21
Had a sad thought the other day.....think about all the organs that couldn’t be harvested for transplant due to the death of a donor while COVID + ?

From: writer
23-Jan-21
My friend lost his mother last night. His father’s already pretty drained from Covid...we’ll see. They were inseparable for a lot of years.

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