Sunday, April 26, 2009

Scary Stuff

Have you read this book? It's one of my favorite Stephen King books and I've read it probably a dozen times (and seen the movie). My doctor, in fact, is reading it right now. It's all about a super-flu that becomes a pandemic and kills off most of the people in the world in a matter of a few weeks. Are you scared yet?

You should be. Because that's what happening in the world today with the Swine Flu epidemic in Mexico that's spreading everywhere, including the United States.

Even if you've had your flu shot for this season, you can count yourself out of luck because this is a new strain, baby. No vaccine to cover this one.

My advice to you? Cover your mouth (maybe your face) when you cough and/or sneeze, keep out of large crowds, no kissing on the mouth, and wash your hands all the time. If you see someone who appears sick, run do not walk away from them fast.

Are the pigs trying to get revenge on us for using them as a food source?

Above all, if you have plans to vacation in Mexico, forget about it. Not only do they have drug wars, Montezuma's Revenge, killings, kidnappings, and bad water, they are now serving up the super-flu free of charge.

Don't forget. Stay home, stay out of crowds, keep away from anyone who has just come back from Mexico, and above all, wash your hands all the time. Be sure to read The Stand.

By the way, during my recent hospitalization, I kept a bottle of hand sanitizer on my bedside table. I used it very frequently (like every time time I coughed, sneezed, or spit out something nasty from my lungs). My doctor commented that this product was pure alcohol and acts like Napalm if exposed to an open flame. That's also scary.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

From Dennis

Motherkitty may come home Tuesday. The doctor felt she was ready when he saw her on Monday at noon (4/20/2009).

Sunday, April 19, 2009

From Dennis

Motherkitty has been sick for a couple of weeks. The week before Easter Sunday she went to the doctor and he gave her an antibiotic for a bad cold. She went to work Saturday (the day before Easter) and was told to go back home because she could not breath. She went to the doctor again Monday and he put her in the hospital thinking maybe she had pneumonia. Tuesday the doctor said she had pneumonia and prescribed breathing treatments. She had a strong reaction to the breathing treatments and they let her rest for a day. Thursday the doctor restarted the breathing treatments with a extremely mild dose and that is still working on the congestion in her lungs. She may go home Monday but her stamina has been hit hard (she feels like she has been run over by a truck).
She is catching up on her reading. She is reading Duma Key by Stephen King.

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Friday, April 10, 2009


Happy Birthday, Mom!!!!

yes, I hijacked your blog to wish you a happy birthday :). Hope you feel better soon. Wish we could have come to visit this week.

love you,