March 28, 2020

Hitting close to home

My oldest son is the middle child. Two behind and five ahead. He lives in Colorado. A musician and bartender, he is most like me in personality and temperament. He looks most like my wife’s family.

He is also very sick from Corona crud, Wuhan fever, the Kung Flu.

Symptoms started a few days ago. The wheezing and coughing reached a point yesterday where he sought medical attention. His doctor met him in the parking lot and sent him off to the ER for official testing after ruling out the regular strains of flu and associated maladies.

At the ER he was told to go home. No tests are available — not at that hospital nor any other in the Denver area. I guess those are reserved for politicians, athletes, actors, and the wealthy. They told him to come back when he could no longer breathe.

He sounds like a septuagenarian emphysema patient with a five pack a day habit who just jogged a mini marathon when I spoke to him last night.

Yes, I’m worried.

Government numbers of infected patients are astounding. I suspect the true numbers of the sick are a magnitude higher.. One can only get tested if they are gravely ill, the really sick, and mildly sick are not being tested. At this point we are in the midst of a plague. Fortunately, not a deadly one.

It still doesn’t prevent me from worrying incessantly about my little boy.

15 comments:

slugmama said...

I'm praying for his full recovery.

Joe said...

Thank you

Practical Parsimony said...

You are right to worry. I don't know the answer.

Jean said...

Sending prayers.

Cheryl said...

I am sorry Joe. Our children will always be our babies.

Cappy said...

Prayers and wishes for his complete and rapid recovery, Joe

Greybeard said...

He has youth and intelligence going for him.
Bet he kicks this thing's ass.
Prayin' for him.

glasslass said...

I went on goggle and looked up CO covid testing practice. What horrible websites that state has produced. No info and no dates on most of the sites. They did start testing hospital and care workers first on Monday and as of today no new info. National Jewish Hospital can get 8/12 hour results. By tonight if he's not better I would show up in ER of that hospital. Hope he has someone to help at this time. Ky info is so much better than what I saw for that state. Praying for him but know you won't be easy till he's on the mend.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Father, Please help Joe's boy, in this time of his need, and give him a speedy recovery.
And please comfort Joe and Mrs. Joe.

Teddie said...

Praying for your son and for you and Mrs. Joe.

Anonymous said...

Saying a prayer. Your son may need a ventilator ASAP. Praying that he gets one in time.

Joe said...

Thank you all more than I can adequately express.

He was about the same last night; breathing better, coughing more. His spirits were a little better.

B said...

Prayers for your son, my friend

hey teacher... said...

Prayers for all the Joe’s!!!

Joe said...

Thank you everyone

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