Coronadiaries, August 2020

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Cashmere Bandit, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Or not bond with their newborn. :sad:
     
  2. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yeah. It’s hard enough in NICU when they have to stay in their little bubbles and you need help and permission to hold them. I don’t think I told you guys but when we were still there I talked to two moms of multiples who hadn’t ever touched one of their kids. Thankfully they both had partners who could be there with the other kid but Jesus. One told me that she was allowed to stand in the doorway during rounds so she knew what was going on with the other one but couldn’t go in the room. But her and her husband could meet in the hall. :roll: When they “relaxed” it so you could switch once a week she said now she could get to know her daughter but then had to leave her son who she had been bonding with for a month.
    When C2 was discharged the bitty boy across the hall was moving into his room - his sister was two rooms down, but they were getting closer. They were triplets and lost a sibling. And then their parents had to choose one each. Dad was with the boy and he would do kangaroo care with him and it was super sweet but also heartbreaking.
     
  3. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Ugh that is so devastating. Being a NICU parent is hard in the best of times, let alone with all these additional restrictions (as necessary as they may be for the pandemic). And I only had to live the NICU life for days, not weeks. :sad:
     
  4. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I’m so grateful for his nurses. I would have been way worse if not for them to not only save him but be there for me.
     
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  5. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    That sounds so rough. I’m glad you’re no longer in that situation, and that other parents won’t have to experience this level of separation.
     
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  6. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    Surprise!!! After two weeks, we moved to online classes. The university is still open with students on it. Where I work, we still have a pretty good window of open hours. If we do close, we'll tighten the hours because we still provide services. Every day we get more emails with clusters.

    I have one sister who works in student programming and another sister who works as a counselor on campus. They are both very busy right now. Parents can't get in touch with whoever, so they end up calling anyone who will pick up. Both have been getting tons of phone calls from parents, diverting time that needs to be spent working with students.
     
  7. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Oh I totally have my surprised face on at that news.

    It just sucks all around. It's not comforting that institutions of higher learning are not learning a thing from each other's mistakes and examples.
     
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  8. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    The other big school down the street went remote a week and a half ago. It really, really sucks for the students stuck in their leases who didn't want to be on campus anyway. Originally, the official policy was that room and board was not going to be refunded, but it will be now.
     
  9. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    We’re almost out of TP. :bored: Which is great timing because the U move in started yesterday so there’s students everywhere buying all the necessities. I should have known better but I thought I got some last time I went grocery shopping.
    Speaking of the U, they are still sticking to a hybrid mostly online but still have some classes thing. C2 had an appt last week at the hospital and we drove past at least 3 big groups of students out on their front lawn. No masks, huddled together, having a great time. Now yes, they are probably all now members of the same “household” but they all just came from who knows where.
    Ugh help now I’m even more terrified to go anywhere, I might start going to a different grocery store.
     
  10. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    This is on the universities for pretending not to know that college kids will act exactly like college kids.
     
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  11. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    University of Alabama had over 500 cases the first week. In my college gymnastics group, a parent said they trust Alabama to keep their kids safe :oops::shrug:
     
  12. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    500 OMJG.
     
  13. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    My mom tried giving us a spiral ham 4 times while we were visiting. “Since your driving..” Um, you want us to drive a ham 10 hours? What?
     
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  14. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Thank you, that was a good giggle. Your mom is so cute. I was thinking about her earlier this week while I was fidgeting with the doughnut pin cushion she made me.
     
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  15. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    U of Alabama people are psychotically devoted. Like think of your typical Trumper's devotion and square it.
     
  16. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    That’s some misplaced trust there
     
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  17. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    They are! The republican senate candidate is an ex Auburn football coach so I’m really interested to see if people put football over politics and don’t vote for him.
     
  18. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    We did remote training for my project and sent out a survey for feedback to try to make improvements. One of the "recommendations" was to do training in person. :eyebrow: Uh, there is a global pandemic and the people that needed trained were all over the US and Canada. Thanks for your help.
     
  19. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Lol ok Karen. Sorry about your frequent flyer miles.
     
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  20. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Woo! Negative for covid a second time!

    While I was on leave, one of my coworkers tested positive and with symptoms. I worked with her the day before it all went down. Freaking nobody called me to let me know about the potential exposure. I asked about it, and one person said, with a totally straight face, "But you were on leave." SO?!

    In an abundance of caution, I got the test done at CVS the day I found out.
     
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  21. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Liking for being negative, but sorry they didn't call, that's crazy!
     
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  22. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    It's okay. Apparently being on leave protected me :lol:
     
  23. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    Glad you tested negative!

    Back to the delusional UofA parent from a college gymnastics group, in reference to an article about students dropping out of UofA due to the handling of Covid:

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  24. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yeah well no one wants an 18 and 19 year old moving back home. :lol:
     
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  25. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I truly believe that SEC devotees’ love for their schools borders on heretical.
     
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