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- Joined Sep 12, 2009
Covid is Real (Prayers needed)
I could use a little help. Hope I didn’t wait too long, but it just upsets me so much that this stuff was allowed to get this bad:
My Brother Jim’s wife called an ambulance to pick him up last Tuesday, because he was coughing so bad.
He tested positive for Covid-19, and was admitted to the hospital.
His Oxygen was low, so they had him wearing a “BiPap” mask.
He got out of hand, so they had to restrain him. He was also moved to ICU.
He couldn’t eat or drink with the mask on, so they took it off so he could drink, and his Oxygen dropped like a rock every time.
A couple days later, after Remdezivir, and a few other things, they put him on a Ventilator, but not full strength.
So the last couple days he’s been fed through a tube, next to his breathing tube.
Last I heard they were looking for where he’s bleeding, because his Hemoglobin is down to 6.8.
They said they might have to transfer him to another one of their hospitals, because the one he’s in isn’t capable of doing the continuous low rate Dialysis that they’d like to use on him, instead of the Stronger quick one. He never had Kidney trouble before.
He’s been going through Hell, I’m so glad he’s sedated, and not aware of what’s going on.
Jim is another Vietnam Vet, as he spent 16 1/2 months in Qui Nhon, as an Army MP.
Jim will be 76 on January 26, hopefully.
We slept in the same room for my first 16 years.
He worked 40 years at Bethlehem Steel, as a Bloomer Roller, and coached Connie Mack Baseball for 42 years (13 to 16 year olds).
We hunted, fished, drank beer, and went to Quakertown Sporting Events together.
Please throw a couple of prayers toward Jim.