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I’ll get better I assure you. I’m sure my tort family will keep me going 🤗 View attachment 302520
Good girl. I figured you'd be you! Even getting up and sitting now and then in a chair is better then just laying down. Broth and fluids. Rest rest rest but some activity as you can. Too much laying allows ammonia to build up in your body and makes everything worse.
 

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I have to venture out into the cold, dark world today. My computer picked up a virus and I'm taking it to the shop. I'm taking advantage of being out and about, and also going to the battery store for a specialized bulb for my lamp and a garage door opener battery. Then a trip to the hardware store for potting soil. I also need to stop for gas. Whew! Although, far as my truck's concerned, it's probably a good thing. It could use a few miles on the freeway!

I'm considering getting a Chromebook because I understand they are immune to virus. Please give me your thoughts on this - pro and con. I LOVE using the computer. Am I going to be able to adjust to the Chromebook?
The schools here have all went to chrome books to run the google classroom system that they adopted for the Covid shutdown... they are now recommending several economical versions of the Chromebook for students as part of their school supplies just today, I have purchased my son the Samsung Chromebook 4.. it’s rated very good but does not have a touch screen.. I paid $249 online for 32GB eMMC 4GB RAM.. he’s only in 1st grade and it will do well for him.. for $50 more, you can get the hp or dell with the touch screen but it’s not as drop resistant and doesn’t have as long of a battery life.. this is all from my very recent research... not yet experience...
 

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Just a little something for you. Kahli finishing off her cricket. And by the looks of it she likes crickets. Sorry quality is very bad but it is hard taking a video in the dark. I took another where I filmed her grabbing the cricket and eating it, but that came out even worse as I was not too successful in holding the camera and the tweezers at the same and try to film in the dark.

Anyway I hope you can see her relatively clearly.

I was able to see her munching away. My eyes aren't good but I did get a glimpse of the little glutton.😁
 

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Ooooh I do those too, I steal my kid’s ones and do those. I’m a cruel person 😈
I have a 5 in one. 5 pics make one big one. Doing an angel. I have a 100cm x 40cm waterfall one coming. And I have atleast 12/13 others. So I have plenty to keep me busy haha
 
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Covid test has come back positive. So I’m under full self isolation for the next two weeks.
I have no idea how I’ve picked it up other than possibly somebody at the reptile store a couple week ago when I picked pumpkin up.
Im ALWAYS hand sanitising. And NEVER go out unless I have a bottle of it with me.
bloods show that my iron levels are low. Which I don’t understand as I’m a fruit and vegetable freak. ive been prescribed Iron medication and have to go back for more bloods in couple of weeks.
so yep I’ve been hit by the damn virus. GREAT. Can things get worse?
one thing I’m worried about now is if Affina or pumpkin catch it. As it’s been proven animals can get it.
Im now wearing disposable gloves when feeding them. Aswell as wearing them when handling pumpkin for soaks along with face masks. Ive sanitised my house from top to bottom Which almost killed me.
Im going to Go back to sleep now.
And hope that when I wake up this is nothing more than a nightmare and the hospital will call back to say it’s negative. one can dream right 🥺😢😞
I’m so sorry to read this... don’t let it get your mentality down because that’s half the battle... a very good friend of mine who is elderly, diabetic and high risk got it and he is fine now... you will get through this ! And I know that Maggie secretly sent you good vibes too 😜.
 

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Good girl. I figured you'd be you! Even getting up and sitting now and then in a chair is better then just laying down. Broth and fluids. Rest rest rest but some activity as you can. Too much laying allows ammonia to build up in your body and makes everything worse.
Im going to sit outside tomorrow if it’s sunny and let pumpkin have a little wonder in her area.
im not one for laying down all day. I’m not used to it. And I’m certainly not used to sleeping most of the day away.
im having broth and fluids. Don’t worry 🤗🤗
 

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I’m so sorry to read this... don’t let it get your mentality down because that’s half the battle... a very good friend of mine who is elderly, diabetic and high risk got it and he is fine now... you will get through this ! And I know that Maggie secretly sent you good vibes too 😜.
I have no plans in letting it beat me.
main thing I’m struggling with is my chest. It like a constant clamping feeling if that makes sense.
im glad your friend is ok.
 

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Good girl. I figured you'd be you! Even getting up and sitting now and then in a chair is better then just laying down. Broth and fluids. Rest rest rest but some activity as you can. Too much laying allows ammonia to build up in your body and makes everything worse.
I’m not going to sit here and go on a downer. Because if I do that then I’m in trouble. Virus or no virus I am still me. And no virus will change that. And I sure as hell won’t let it beat me. What’s the use in being down and grumpy feeling sorry for myself?
it’s not going to get me anywhere. And certainly isn’t going to do me any good.
 

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I have no plans in letting it beat me.
main thing I’m struggling with is my chest. It like a constant clamping feeling if that makes sense.
im glad your friend is ok.
Well thanks but I brought that up only for you.. this is not always the worst diagnosis.. the flu or a sinus infection can get you down just as bad in some cases..you’ve got to be positive while taking care of yourself... have you tried the steam?? That tip came from a Covid positive patient as well. She really struggled with the chest constriction and said that helped her the most.. get you a pot of water with a teaspoon of Vick’s in it and breathe the steam...
 

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Well thanks but I brought that up only for you.. this is not always the worst diagnosis.. the flu or a sinus infection can get you down just as bad in some cases..you’ve got to be positive while taking care of yourself... have you tried the steam?? That tip came from a Covid positive patient as well. She really struggled with the chest constriction and said that helped her the most.. get you a pot of water with a teaspoon of Vick’s in it and breathe the steam...
I did try the steam earlier. And it made me feel a little nauseous.
but Im going to go get a cold drink out of fridge and try it again.
the chest constriction is the worst. It’s like someone is tightening a clamp every time you breath.
 

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The schools here have all went to chrome books to run the google classroom system that they adopted for the Covid shutdown... they are now recommending several economical versions of the Chromebook for students as part of their school supplies just today, I have purchased my son the Samsung Chromebook 4.. it’s rated very good but does not have a touch screen.. I paid $249 online for 32GB eMMC 4GB RAM.. he’s only in 1st grade and it will do well for him.. for $50 more, you can get the hp or dell with the touch screen but it’s not as drop resistant and doesn’t have as long of a battery life.. this is all from my very recent research... not yet experience...
I've been wanting something for Joe to teach him how to really read and talk with someone. Type back and forth if that makes sense. Not to be used online unless I want programs. He's 61 years old and can read but only understand around 1st grade level if that. Is there a lot of parental controls? That's what I might need. Everyone thought I was crazy when I bought him a cell phone even him. He wrote to me I can't talk and I wrote back yea but you can text. Now he drives me nuts with the phone but that's ok.
 

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Well thanks but I brought that up only for you.. this is not always the worst diagnosis.. the flu or a sinus infection can get you down just as bad in some cases..you’ve got to be positive while taking care of yourself... have you tried the steam?? That tip came from a Covid positive patient as well. She really struggled with the chest constriction and said that helped her the most.. get you a pot of water with a teaspoon of Vick’s in it and breathe the steam...
Yep! Even if you have to do it in a pot of hot water and a towel draped over your head.
 

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I've been wanting something for Joe to teach him how to really read and talk with someone. Type back and forth if that makes sense. Not to be used online unless I want programs. He's 61 years old and can read but only understand around 1st grade level if that. Is there a lot of parental controls? That's what I might need. Everyone thought I was crazy when I bought him a cell phone even him. He wrote to me I can't talk and I wrote back yea but you can text. Now he drives me nuts with the phone but that's ok.
I don’t really know a lot about them but almost all of the schools in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas are using the chromebooks now... I worked with the google classroom when the kids got sent home from school last year and it was a good interactive program for teaching the kids. ( the chromebooks support this) I have an hp desktop that I use chrome as a browser on. And a surface pro for work that my company has went to using the chrome browser for a lot of stuff and we are otherwise Microsoft junkies... I’m not that technically inclined but I got a recommended list of 5 different chromebooks from the school that were supposed to be affordable and efficient for the school learning...

Samsung Chromebook 3
Dell Chromebook 3180
Hp Chromebook
Acer HD WLED Chromebook
Lenovo S330 Chromebook
Good luck! I would definitely ask for a few more opinions...
 

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I’ve done nothing but sleep.
mom going on shower and back to bed. Can’t be bothered to eat. Eyes feel heavy. u have an inhaler aswell to help open up the lungs. But I’m still using vicks
I just found out.!!
I am so sorry this happened to you.
Please rest yourself as much as possible. Your kids need to see you soon!!
They say DO NOT lay on your back because it presses on your lungs. Try to sleep on your stomach and you will breath better.. if you can’t be on your stomach,
try to sleep almost sitting up ? But don’t lay on your back in bed or on the couch... it makes it worse. (This is from the New York news). Hope this helps? Drink lots of fluids too!! You are always sending virtual hugs to people.. now I am sending you one.🤗
Oh!...wait!!!.... no!!!!! Did I catch it!?!?!???
No one knows where ya get it from anymore.. Air, clothes,food..etc....
But I am just kidding... virtual hugs to you
my cold dark roomate..🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗
 

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