It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. First off, you may have heard about the COVID outbreak at Costco in Union Gap. Since Lisa works there, it came home with her, then to me, then to MamaShow.

We all got tested at the facility at State Fair Park, but already knew we had it. Chills. Shakes. Low-grade fever and whatnot. The worst part was the complete back pain from this. It was like a back full of tightly twisted knots – a discomfort I have never experienced before. We isolated in our room in an effort to protect my mom. We disinfected everything on the reg. Door handles. Light switches. Flat surfaces. Dishes, glasses. We went through several cans of Lysol and several cans of Clorox wipes. Didn’t work. She got it a few days later. Since she is high risk, we were concerned.

MamaShow was hit pretty hard. We did a tele-nurse appointment and they kept an eye on her. Two days later, her symptoms got worse. MamaShow woke me up at 4 in the morning. She said she could not breathe and it was time to visit the hospital. We headed over to Virginia Mason. I walked her into the lobby and was told that I could not go any further. The waiting room was closed.

Thankfully we only live 5 minutes away. I drove home. I called to get an update around 9am. That’s when I was told that she was in transport to another hospital. Which one? No one could tell me. After about an hour on the phone, I was told MamaShow was in transit to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. Apparently, all the beds at Virginia Mason in Yakima were full.

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After several hours, I finally got ahold of MamaShow. She was in good hands. I talked to her nurse. MamaShow was given the new drug ‘Remdesivir’ and was doing well.

In the meantime, Lisa and I we were healing up ourselves. It was like a very aggressive type of flu.

MamaShow is fine now. She is home and the meds worked out well for her.

We are all pretty much healed up. Still getting the taste and smell back. It’s an experience that I am glad is over.

Oh yeah, and I got married. Details to come.

 

All My Best,

The JimShow

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