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Old 05-13-2020, 09:33 PM
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One of our own. I'm worried. [Dropzone has tested positive for COVID]


Dropzone/Mikey has tested positive for COVID, this time.
The place where he's been has sent him to the hospital.

As he's a good friend, I'm very worried. His daughter will keep me posted on his ordeal.
I will post the info as much as I'm able.

Y'all send some good vibes, please.
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Old 05-13-2020, 09:51 PM
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Sorry to see this. Yes, do keep us posted. I wish him a speedy recovery.
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Old 05-13-2020, 09:57 PM
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Keeping fingers crossed and hoping for the best.

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Old 05-13-2020, 09:58 PM
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What disturbing news. I wish him every strength.
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Keeping him in my prayers. I've been worried for him, and for anyone in a nursing facility these days.
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Thanks for fixing the title, ecg, I meant to do it that way.
I'm alittle discombobulated.
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:31 PM
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I'm very sorry to see this. Has he been suffering symptoms, Beckdawrek? I'm hoping he comes through this OK. Thanks for keeping us informed.
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Prayers, wishes, and hopes for a complete recovery.

And, drat.
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So ... I thought the nursing home's story was that he'd already had it and passed it to the Director of Nursing.

None of that's so, then?

Best wishes to dropzone. If you're reading this, I hope you make it through. And give 'em hell
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I'm so sorry to hear this and hope we hear better news of him soon.
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:48 PM
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((((Dropzone))))

So sorry to hear that.
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Old 05-13-2020, 11:05 PM
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Old 05-13-2020, 11:12 PM
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He has been tested a few times. I'm not sure why. Maybe they're testing everyone who was in near contact with the dead lady.

He has asthma and other issues that will make it harder to fight the virus.
I have my fingers crossed.
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doesn't he have a family ? if so I'm surprised they let him stay in the dump he was in ......
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Keep us updated, please. Fingers crossed.
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Old 05-13-2020, 11:45 PM
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He has daughters. I think they're doing the best they can.
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This sucks. I'd been hoping he would get out of that place before he got sick. When he recovers, I hope they don't send him back.
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Oh crap, so sorry to hear this. Hoping it all goes well with him.
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Oh no, that's terrible. Please let him know we're all thinking about him, Beck.
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Dammit!! He's a good guy. Thinking about you, dropzone!!
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:36 AM
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He's had a rough couple of years and now this - hope the guy catches a break and gets over this, gets past his other problems, and gets to go home and enjoy life.
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That is terrible news. I wish him a smooth and quick recovery.
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Thanks for letting us know, Beckster. Are you able to get in touch with him directly?

How's his breathing? Gotta breathe, yanno.
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doesn't he have a family ? if so I'm surprised they let him stay in the dump he was in ......
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Will be keen to hear good news, and hoping for the best for dropzone
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Oh, no! Wishing for the best. I'm so sorry he has to go through this.
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Old 05-14-2020, 09:27 AM
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This sucks. I'd been hoping he would get out of that place before he got sick. When he recovers, I hope they don't send him back.
Best wishes to Dropzone.

My mother was in a skilled nursing facility recovering from a broken hip when this started. I got her out on March 13th. I was not allowed in the building to help with stuff. They packed her up and brought stuff to my car. So they knew this was a problem and did it right.

When I visited her on the previous week, I had my temp checked and had to fill out forms about possible symptoms. I then emailed work that we MUST have a work at home policy drafted ASAP. Have not been back to work since.
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Sending positive thoughts and love out. Hang in there, dropzone.
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oh no! i hope he can beat back this beast of a virus. hang in there, dropzone!
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I hope we will soon get through this. Good luck to Dropzone, and to Inigo Montaya and his wife too.
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He doesn't have his phone or devices where he's at. So I havn't spoken to him yet.
His eldest daughter has promised to keep me informed. No word from her yet this morning.
As soon as I hear I will post.
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Old 05-14-2020, 01:05 PM
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I just recieved an email.

Mikey has been put in the COVID unit.
Resting comfortably. His breathing is okay, so far.
His daughter is working on getting his phone and laptop to him.

I'm feeling like this is guarded good news.
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I just recieved an email.

Mikey has been put in the COVID unit.
Resting comfortably. His breathing is okay, so far.
His daughter is working on getting his phone and laptop to him.

I'm feeling like this is guarded good news.
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Damn, damn, damn. This was one of multiple reasons why I was hoping he could get out of that place.

Maybe we can hope that the hospital is better than where he's been?

And thanks for update. Does seem encouraging so far; especially if they'll get his communications to him.
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This sucks. I'd been hoping he would get out of that place before he got sick. When he recovers, I hope they don't send him back.
Me too. I've been nagging at him for months.

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I just recieved an email.

Mikey has been put in the COVID unit.
Resting comfortably. His breathing is okay, so far.
His daughter is working on getting his phone and laptop to him.

I'm feeling like this is guarded good news.
I hope so. At least they moved him before he was critical. Please send him my best wishes.
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Thanks for keeping us updated, Beck. I hope he has access to his devices soon.
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It looks like he won't have his lap top til Saturday.
The COVID unit he's in is at the facility he's in. Not the hospital.
I was really hoping he was out of that place for awhile.
I havn't had an email this evening, yet.
I'll report when I get one.
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