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Post by sancarlos » Sun May 24, 2020 9:13 pm

Both verses were super. Great work you guys.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by L-Jam3 » Fri May 29, 2020 10:23 am

Well, my girlfriend's mother, 78 y/o and who suffered a major paralyzing stroke 14 years ago that required nursing home care for the last three years, just tested positive.

Her roommate in the facility constantly had a hacking cough. She developed a fever and was taken to the hospital this past Saturday morning at 4 am. She was tested and the facility called my girlfriend that afternoon when we just checked into a hotel in the Shenandoah Valley. She was asymptomatic at the time, but she had to insist to get her tested, so she was nose-swabbed. Apparently they wanted to check for viral and not necessarily the antibodies, so we didn't get that result until an hour ago.

The last few days she's been especially slow to respond verbally. I'm reading that a new symptom is new confusion, and that's exactly what she's been like. More cursory reading appears that it is very common during intubation; I'll look more when I have a moment.

Her vitals still appear ok in terms of breathing and temperature, but I feel like they can turn for the worst at any point. I'm frankly mentally preparing for her to die in the next week or so.

And I'm sorry I haven't been on this particular thread. I know this virus has affected many of us here in varying ways, and if you guys had to deal with loved ones infected or worse died from it, please know that my heart breaks for you guys.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by govmentchedda » Fri May 29, 2020 10:29 am

Fuck, man. Good luck to her.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by rass » Fri May 29, 2020 10:32 am

Sorry man. Hoping for the best...
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Post by Pruitt » Fri May 29, 2020 10:34 am

Terrible news.

God I hope it works out for the best.
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Post by degenerasian » Fri May 29, 2020 10:36 am

Awful when it hits close, hoping for the best.
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Post by Giff » Fri May 29, 2020 10:43 am

Sorry man, that's awful.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri May 29, 2020 10:57 am

L-Jam3 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:23 am
Well, my girlfriend's mother, 78 y/o and who suffered a major paralyzing stroke 14 years ago that required nursing home care for the last three years, just tested positive.

Her roommate in the facility constantly had a hacking cough. She developed a fever and was taken to the hospital this past Saturday morning at 4 am. She was tested and the facility called my girlfriend that afternoon when we just checked into a hotel in the Shenandoah Valley. She was asymptomatic at the time, but she had to insist to get her tested, so she was nose-swabbed. Apparently they wanted to check for viral and not necessarily the antibodies, so we didn't get that result until an hour ago.

The last few days she's been especially slow to respond verbally. I'm reading that a new symptom is new confusion, and that's exactly what she's been like. More cursory reading appears that it is very common during intubation; I'll look more when I have a moment.

Her vitals still appear ok in terms of breathing and temperature, but I feel like they can turn for the worst at any point. I'm frankly mentally preparing for her to die in the next week or so.

And I'm sorry I haven't been on this particular thread. I know this virus has affected many of us here in varying ways, and if you guys had to deal with loved ones infected or worse died from it, please know that my heart breaks for you guys.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by mister d » Fri May 29, 2020 11:09 am

Hoping for the best, LJam.
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Post by sancarlos » Fri May 29, 2020 11:18 am

Geez. Sorry about it, Ljam.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri May 29, 2020 1:15 pm

good luck, L Jam...

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Post by Johnny Carwash » Fri May 29, 2020 3:12 pm

Sorry to hear, L-Jam. Hoping it turns out for the best.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by rass » Sat May 30, 2020 6:23 pm

Had one almost two week lull early on where I didn’t use my car at all, but otherwise have been starting it at least once a week. Yesterday when I drove my kid to a hill to workout it was a little sluggish starting, and then this evening when I was heading out to pick up dinner it didn’t start at all. Was able to jump it to rearrange in the drive way at least.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat May 30, 2020 9:21 pm

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Had one almost two week lull early on where I didn’t use my car at all, but otherwise have been starting it at least once a week. Yesterday when I drove my kid to a hill to workout it was a little sluggish starting, and then this evening when I was heading out to pick up dinner it didn’t start at all. Was able to jump it to rearrange in the drive way at least.
Our cars get used probably 2-3x a week each (my wife will often take the kids for hikes).

Speaking of cars, I got a refund check form our auto insurance company for COVID relief... $24 (a modest percentage of the insurance premium for April and May).
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by cerrano » Sun May 31, 2020 6:27 pm

rass wrote:
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Had one almost two week lull early on where I didn’t use my car at all, but otherwise have been starting it at least once a week. Yesterday when I drove my kid to a hill to workout it was a little sluggish starting, and then this evening when I was heading out to pick up dinner it didn’t start at all. Was able to jump it to rearrange in the drive way at least.
I had to jump my car yesterday too! Weird.
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Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Post by A_B » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:12 am

tennbengal wrote:
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3. The college “experience” being different can’t be helped. But I can 100% assure you all that it will be better for Quinn to go to college this fall than Quinn sitting at home this fall trying to do distance learning for his freshman year of college. What the fuck kind of college experience is that? And, for students like Quinn who has overcome some learning differences, distance learning for college courses is a terrible idea.
Don't know about others, but BU has announced they will be having classes in person this fall, but there will be options for those who don't want to travel or want to maintain social distancing. Also talk of a "platoon" rotation for larger classes to be able to spread out.

http://www.bu.edu/articles/2020/remote- ... university
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:21 am

The thing about colleges: They are all announcing some variation of "we're going to open in the Fall." But if things get shitty in July/August, they're going to have to re-evaluate.

I know that's an obvious point, but I see SO MANY people on Facebook acting like announcements made in May have much to do with the potential realities in August and September.
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Post by A_B » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:28 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:21 am
The thing about colleges: They are all announcing some variation of "we're going to open in the Fall." But if things get shitty in July/August, they're going to have to re-evaluate.

I know that's an obvious point, but I see SO MANY people on Facebook acting like announcements made in May have much to do with the potential realities in August and September.
But now it's JUNE. All good. I'm shipping her back up. For sanity's sake. COVID take the wheel.
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Post by The Sybian » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:31 am

I just filled my tank for the first time in 3 months. So bizarre. When I drove to work I'd need a refill every week. If I wasn't driving to the old house, I probably wouldn't have driven at all most weeks.

This weekend we decided to go on a trip. We were going to leave super early to beat the beach crowds, walk on the beach for a bit, then leave before the crowds came. Instead, we went to a super rich neighborhood to walk around there for a change of scenery. Apparently Kellyann Conway lives there, I would have brought eggs. Fun walking around looking at houses upwards of $25 million. Couldn't believe it wasn't a gated community, and everyone just smiled and said hi, I was expecting to get run off. It was so weird driving on highways, I haven't done that since February.
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A_B wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:12 am
tennbengal wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:42 pm


3. The college “experience” being different can’t be helped. But I can 100% assure you all that it will be better for Quinn to go to college this fall than Quinn sitting at home this fall trying to do distance learning for his freshman year of college. What the fuck kind of college experience is that? And, for students like Quinn who has overcome some learning differences, distance learning for college courses is a terrible idea.
Don't know about others, but BU has announced they will be having classes in person this fall, but there will be options for those who don't want to travel or want to maintain social distancing. Also talk of a "platoon" rotation for larger classes to be able to spread out.

http://www.bu.edu/articles/2020/remote- ... university
You should listen to the Freakonomics podcast on colleges in the age of COVID. BU's President was one of three interviewed for the episode. I don't remember if it was ASU or the ASU Pres talking about another university, but one school has 43 different plans drawn up depending upon what happens over the summer. Insane to try to plan something so major without proper information.
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Post by tennbengal » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:38 am

The colleges don't have a choice but to be open. Many institutions will perish if they are not.

Wooster is opening. We are thrilled. Q will have to learn how to live in this world - at college is where I would prefer he do that. It's what college is for.

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Post by testuser2 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:46 am

I expect we will do something similar to BU for the main campus. Enrollments for the summer have been up. Fall is looking good as well. Getting students enrolled is just part of it. With a budget of $7B with $2B from tuition there will need to be students/visitors at the campuses along with usage of the Hershey Med center to even get close to meeting what is budgeted.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:07 pm

Utah has just had its three or four biggest increases in positive cases the past few days. And I just got word that one of my longtime law partners, who semi-retired and went part-time last year, just tested positive for Covid. He hasn't been around the office lately. But our office manager rents an accessory unit at his place and was in the car with him a couple of days ago. So now she's out of commission, waiting to get tested.

TB, have you given any thought to having Q just hold off a year? The U announced that they will have in-person classes next semester, but I don't think it'll happen. And I don't know if my anxiety-prone son can handle a full semester or more of online-only classes. So I am considering just having him take the next semester or year off instead.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by sancarlos » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:21 pm

My daughter is still in Seattle sheltering and gawd-knows-whatting with her boyfriend, attending UW online. Like the rest of you said, we'll have to wait to see what really happens in September, regardless of what we think at the moment. But, I reeeeally hope they get back to some semblance of normal, so that she can get back to having some semblance of a "normal" college experience. It is such a huge time in a person's life, and it guts me to see her missing some of it.
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sancarlos wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:21 pm
My daughter is still in Seattle sheltering and gawd-knows-whatting with her boyfriend, attending UW online. Like the rest of you said, we'll have to wait to see what really happens in September, regardless of what we think at the moment. But, I reeeeally hope they get back to some semblance of normal, so that she can get back to having some semblance of a "normal" college experience. It is such a huge time in a person's life, and it guts me to see her missing some of it.
But on the plus side, she has all that extra alone time with her BF.
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The Sybian wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:23 pm
sancarlos wrote:
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My daughter is still in Seattle sheltering and gawd-knows-whatting with her boyfriend, attending UW online. Like the rest of you said, we'll have to wait to see what really happens in September, regardless of what we think at the moment. But, I reeeeally hope they get back to some semblance of normal, so that she can get back to having some semblance of a "normal" college experience. It is such a huge time in a person's life, and it guts me to see her missing some of it.
But on the plus side, she has all that extra alone time with her BF.
Yeah... that's a hard thing for a father to get used to.

But, at least he's a good kid (as far as I know).
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sancarlos wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:26 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:23 pm
sancarlos wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:21 pm
My daughter is still in Seattle sheltering and gawd-knows-whatting with her boyfriend, attending UW online. Like the rest of you said, we'll have to wait to see what really happens in September, regardless of what we think at the moment. But, I reeeeally hope they get back to some semblance of normal, so that she can get back to having some semblance of a "normal" college experience. It is such a huge time in a person's life, and it guts me to see her missing some of it.
But on the plus side, she has all that extra alone time with her BF.
Yeah... that's a hard thing for a father to get used to.

But, at least he's a good kid (as far as I know).
I cringed making that joke, knowing mine is growing up quickly.
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sancarlos wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:26 pm
But, at least he's ... good ...d (as far as I know).
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mister d wrote:
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sancarlos wrote:
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But, at least he's ... good ...d (as far as I know).
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Getting it all out of my system now.
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Steve of phpBB wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:07 pm
Utah has just had its three or four biggest increases in positive cases the past few days. And I just got word that one of my longtime law partners, who semi-retired and went part-time last year, just tested positive for Covid. He hasn't been around the office lately. But our office manager rents an accessory unit at his place and was in the car with him a couple of days ago. So now she's out of commission, waiting to get tested.

TB, have you given any thought to having Q just hold off a year? The U announced that they will have in-person classes next semester, but I don't think it'll happen. And I don't know if my anxiety-prone son can handle a full semester or more of online-only classes. So I am considering just having him take the next semester or year off instead.
We did. But what would that entail? Unemployment is at great depression levels, gap year programs overseas are even more questionable than attending college in person - should we have him sitting at home for a year? That just didn't make a lot of sense. We had to make a decision by last week basically and he has chosen to push forward. All we can do is cross our fingers.

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We did. But what would that entail? Unemployment is at great depression levels, gap year programs overseas are even more questionable than attending college in person - should we have him sitting at home for a year?
For my son, it might involve twiddling thumbs for a year. I'm still seeing "we're hiring" signs out here, so I think there are *some* jobs available. But he has too much anxiety to deal with potential virus exposure.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by A_B » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:09 pm

How the fuck did they have tests if they were out to sea?
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A_B wrote:
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How the fuck did they have tests if they were out to sea?
Could have gotten them after stopping in a port somewhere.
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A_B wrote:
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How the fuck did they have tests if they were out to sea?
On Friday, as the vessel docked in Bellingham, one crew member reported feeling sick, tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized. That prompted the company to have the rest of the crew screened on Saturday, and 84 tested positive.

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DaveInSeattle wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:13 pm
A_B wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:09 pm
How the fuck did they have tests if they were out to sea?
On Friday, as the vessel docked in Bellingham, one crew member reported feeling sick, tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized. That prompted the company to have the rest of the crew screened on Saturday, and 84 tested positive.
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A_B wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:31 pm
DaveInSeattle wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:13 pm
A_B wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:09 pm
How the fuck did they have tests if they were out to sea?
On Friday, as the vessel docked in Bellingham, one crew member reported feeling sick, tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized. That prompted the company to have the rest of the crew screened on Saturday, and 84 tested positive.
I should read. My bad thanks.
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A reopening guide was just made available for Massachusetts day care programs and camps. Just the new staffing and space requirements will probably put a lot of places out of business. Some highlights
Prepare the materials and equipment to be used by children to minimize sharing and promote distancing.
Group sizes must be restricted to a maximum of 10 children, with a maximum of 12 individuals
including children and staff in each room. Guidance to maintain these group sizes includes the following:
(1) Children must remain with the same group each day and at all times while in care.
(a) When suitable to children’s ages and developmental level, siblings in attendance at the
same time must be kept in the same group...The same staff must be assigned to the same group of children each day for the duration of the program session (if weekly or monthly) and at all times while in care. Staff must not float between groups either during the day or from day-to-day, unless needed to provide supervision of specialized activities such as swimming, boating, archery, firearms, etc.
Daily Screening: Programs must screen all staff and children before they are permitted to enter the child care space following the requirements below. (1) Establish a single point of entry to the program to ensure that no individual is allowed to enter the building until they successfully pass the screening. (2) Designate specific program staff to conduct all screening activities and thermometer checks, and establish a designated screening area (e.g., a side room or enclosed area close to the point of entry) that will allow for more privacy in order to ask questions confidentially or conduct a temperature check. Unless a physical barrier, such as a plexiglass screen, is used, the space used for screening must allow for social distancing of childcare staff from child/family while screening is being conducted (i.e. at least 6 feet of separation). (3) Health check responses and individual temperature check results must be recorded and maintained on file. (4) Verbally screen children and parents asking the following questions. If any of the below are yes, the child must not be allowed to enter the building. The child must return home with their parent or caregiver. (a) Today or in the past 24 hours, have you or any household members had any of the following symptoms? • Fever (temperature of 100.0°F or above), felt feverish, or had chills? • Cough? • Sore throat? • Difficulty breathing? Released June 1, 2020 Page | 11 • Gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting)? • Abdominal pain? • Unexplained Rash? • Fatigue? • Headache? • New loss of smell/taste? • New muscle aches? • Any other signs of illness? (b) In the past 14 days, have you had close contact with a person known to be infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? 5 ) Staff must make a visual inspection of each child for signs of illness, which could include flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, or extreme fussiness. Confirm that the child is not experiencing coughing or shortness of breath. In the event a child is experiencing shortness of breath or extreme difficulty breathing, call emergency medical services immediately. (6) Programs must include non-contact temperature checks (using a scanning or temporal thermometer), conducted by designated staff, as part of their screening protocols. To ensure that staff conducting temperature checks are able to do so safely, the following protocol must be followed:

Parents and staff must sign written attestations daily regarding any household contacts with COVID-19, symptoms (e.g., fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, or diarrhea), or if they have given children medicine to lower a fever. (c) Individuals who decline to complete the screening questionnaire or have temperature checked will not be permitted to enter the program space.
Stagger recess and play outside one group at a time. (7) Refrain from games and activities that encourage physical contact or proximity of less than 6 feet, like tag or circle time

Spaces for children must be organized in a way that allows staff to enforce and maintain consistent physical distancing guidelines. Physically rearrange the room to promote individual play, including setting up individual play activity stations like puzzles and art. Space activity areas/centers as far apart as possible.

Ensure adequate supplies to minimize sharing of high touch materials to the extent possible (art supplies, equipment, etc. assigned to a single child) or limit use of supplies and equipment by one group of children at a time and clean and disinfect between uses.

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