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Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:09 AM

Childhood friend's only son put on ventilator hour ago



Hes 38. Chicago. Admitted to VA hospital two days ago. Ran a temperature between 101-104 for at least four days. Thursday night she dropped him at the hospital after he complained of chest tightness now shes self quarantined. They put him on oxygen only. Hes been face timing and calling even talked to his mom this morning. She said he sounded good. Then the doctor called about 9 AM saying he has pneumonia and being moved to a ventilator and ICU.

Send up prayers, thoughts.... positive energy

Our families are like kin. Its doubly bad because I cant physically comfort her nor she him.

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Reply Childhood friend's only son put on ventilator hour ago (Original post)
live love laugh Apr 2020 OP
GreenPartyVoter Apr 2020 #1
Ohiogal Apr 2020 #2
SheltieLover Apr 2020 #3
samnsara Apr 2020 #4
lark Apr 2020 #5
Demsrule86 Apr 2020 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2020 #15
Demsrule86 Apr 2020 #19
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2020 #24
Demsrule86 Apr 2020 #30
malaise Apr 2020 #7
KY_EnviroGuy Apr 2020 #8
samplegirl Apr 2020 #9
smirkymonkey Apr 2020 #10
iluvtennis Apr 2020 #11
MLAA Apr 2020 #12
littlemissmartypants Apr 2020 #13
Kimber432 Apr 2020 #14
Maeve Apr 2020 #16
Ilsa Apr 2020 #17
gademocrat7 Apr 2020 #18
SunSeeker Apr 2020 #20
onecent Apr 2020 #21
ZZenith Apr 2020 #22
UpInArms Apr 2020 #23
Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #25
chillfactor Apr 2020 #26
DarthDem Apr 2020 #27
MFM008 Apr 2020 #28
dewsgirl Apr 2020 #29

Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:19 AM

1. I am so sorry!

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:19 AM

2. Sending positive vibes

Strength for all of you.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:28 AM

3. So sorry to hear this!

Healing vibes on the way!

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:32 AM

4. oh no...please let your friend know shes got virtual hugs (((hugs)))

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:34 AM

5. This must be agonizing! So sorry.

Not being able to be there must be so excruciating for you all. Hope you stay in close touch electronically so you can be there for them. I feel so sorry for the son being stuck in that situation with no loved ones to comfort him, I will never forget how bad it was for mom on a vent.

Hope the nurses are able to provide him some human care & comfort and that he lives to recover fully from this nightmare.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:41 AM

6. So Sorry. My brother is in ICU in Connecticut.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:58 AM

15. Really, so sorry. Where? That's where I am from

Manchester. He will recover. Sending hope your way.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:51 PM

19. He is in St. Vincent's in Bridgeport...they live in Bridgeport for more than 30 years.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:42 PM

24. Every good thought I can send you both! All that

matters now...people we love.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 06:03 PM

30. Thanks...they still don't have the test back but he is being treated for the embolisms ...with a

drug also used for Covid...still fighting. fingers crossed...in ICU.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:42 AM

7. Hope he wins this fight

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:43 AM

8. Horrible feeling for her to not have a shoulder to cry on or a hand to hold.

We humans need the touch and to look others in the eye and hear their voice in person.

Perhaps there's a way you could send her a little something that allows her to touch something from you.

You folks will be in our thoughts, along with the thousands of others suffering alone.......

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:53 AM

9. 😭😭😭 So heartbreaking.

I have just one child shes 38 and works at the prison.
Im scared to death.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:56 AM

10. I'm so sorry. He's so young. Sending my best wishes to you and your friend and her

 

son. Hoping for the best for all of you!

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:58 AM

11. sent up a prayer for his recovery.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:58 AM

12. 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:12 AM

13. Prayers up.

Stay encouraged, live love laugh.

❤ lmsp

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:48 AM

14. Sending love, light and prayers

I am so very sorry.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:02 PM

16. So sorry to hear that

Yes, the distancing makes it worse.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:35 PM

17. Sending prayers for everyone sick,

Exposed, and recovering.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:46 PM

18. Sending healing hugs

and positive energy. Take care.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:54 PM

20. it's good he was in the hospital when he took that sudden bad turn.

When that happens, immediate incubation is needed. Fortunately he got it right away, and at 38, his chances are better than most in the ICU, though still not much better than 50%. A 17 year old with Covid-19 here in California was at home when he took that turn. By the time they got him to the hospital, he could not be saved.


Sending healing thoughts to your friend's son. ❤

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:54 PM

21. I'm sending prayers. Let's hope he can surpass the ventilator and make it.

This is sooo terrible. I would be a nut case if that happened to me.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:43 PM

22. Sending strength to your friend's son.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 08:56 PM

23. I am so sorry

I wish I could do more than just offer all my best and most fervent wishes for his full recovery

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 03:03 AM

25. sending good vibes

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 03:39 AM

26. I am so sorry to hear that

My prayers sent his way. Much much too young to be in such distress.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 04:08 AM

27. Oh, I Am So Very Sorry

Sending all my best wishes and prayers to him and your friend.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 07:23 AM

28. I blame BLOTUS

For every death and every illness of this pandemic.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 12:09 PM

29. Sending positive thoughts and prayers.

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