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    Biked into work (always a bit of a shit-show during rush hour, and it was raining too). Opened my email. Read that the city has issued a lockdown that closes down my workplace again for at least another three weeks. Cried at my desk. Now about to bike home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadaloo View Post
    @eversonpoe @Magnetic

    I meant to thank you both for the commiserations. Now that I'm back here, I do so.

    And regretfully it has happened again.

    Our big shaggy black cat Nims....had feline herpesvirus his entire life, as the years passed his nasal passages became more and more blocked and runny, his eyes cloudy. He took a bad turn early this month, was okay after some antibiotics, but suddenly contracted pneumonia. Vet told us there was no guarantee even with hospitalization he'd recover. Was struggling even in his oxygen box. Even if he did pull through, his future would have been unpleasant. We made the call to let him go this evening...he was with us nine years.

    I've been up all night. Can''t sleep. took a bus rude out to get some crap-ass food in the form of a breakfast sandwich and a mocha.

    I'm finding the Watchmen soundtrack is really, really great for when you feel shitty and vaguely angry but don't want music that pulls you down and makes you feel shittier.
    ugh honey i am so sorry. wish i could give you a hug <3

    Quote Originally Posted by botley View Post
    Biked into work (always a bit of a shit-show during rush hour, and it was raining too). Opened my email. Read that the city has issued a lockdown that closes down my workplace again for at least another three weeks. Cried at my desk. Now about to bike home.
    would also love to give you a hug <3

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    Shit. @Shadaloo and @botley , wish you guys the best.

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    I didn't know where else to put this...

    My mother was released from the hospital this past Wednesday after 26 days. She had to undergo debridement every 2 days (the wiki has graphic pictures, so I didn't link it), because the infection/damage was so bad. In fact, my mom ended up getting Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. The culturing/testing revealed that the infection was from the dog's mouth/nails, not from the hospital. CDC had to be called in and special medicine was used to treat the infection (as in, $1000 per dose special). She as finally able to get her first skin graph on Monday.

    Now, home healthcare. The dog bites seem to be rather simple to dress; the harvest area is a whole other demon. Insurance outright denied all medical claims the first time; my parent's have homeowner's insurance, etc. etc., I'm hoping they just got swept up in that 12% that gets an "automatic" denial. We're well over $1 million dollars so far, and my stepfather doesn't want to sue their next door neighbor. He's not feeling very pragmatic at this point.

    Just happy to have her home. I'll be cutting back on my seasonal job in order to take care of my mom during the day so that my stepfather can return to work. It's a few hours several times a week, and it's great for his head.
    Last edited by Jon; 10-17-2020 at 10:53 AM.

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    holy shit, @Jon i hope she heals up and feels better soon. and i hope that insurance stuff works out.

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    @Jon , tell your stepdad that suing the neighbor isn’t really suing the neighbor; it’s suing their homeowner’s insurance, and it’s probably going to happen, anyway, because your parents’ homeowners’ insurance will subrogate and go after your neighbors.

    Did the police do anything about the dog?

    Are your parents elderly? Can they get Medicaid to kick in?

    What a nightmare. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Our medical system is SO FUCKED UP.
    Last edited by allegro; 10-19-2020 at 08:08 PM.

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    just sending good vibes to all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    @Jon, tell your stepdad that suing the neighbor isn’t really suing the neighbor; it’s suing their homeowner’s insurance, and it’s probably going to happen, anyway, because your parents’ homeowners’ insurance will subrogate and go after your neighbors.

    Did the police do anything about the dog?

    Are your parents elderly? Can they get Medicaid to kick in?

    What a nightmare. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Our medical system is SO FUCKED UP.
    That's a great way to think about it, thank you.

    The dog was taken by Tazewell County Animal Control and quarantined (mandatory) for 10 days due to not being up-to-date on his shots. The dog had two prior warnings, and I guess I haven't mentioned, the dog also attacked the homeowner's daughter (hand) when she tried to get the dog off of my mom. We found that out about 2 weeks in, after she (the daughter) was discharged from the hospital. (Drift sorry...) The dog was euthanized after 10 days. RIP Cash.

    My mother is 67, my stepfather is 60. She filed for Medicaid a few years back because she had lymphoma. What is the point of them having/keeping 2 private insurance plans? Isn't this exactly the sort of thing you buy insurance for? The state is the only one that's come through so far, but it's been primarily home healthcare stuff. She got a plain-jane walker and of course all the bandaging, gauze, etc. The home healthcare nurse is also through Medicaid. The wife and I bought her a rollator, and have been getting bids for railings throughout their house (the dog also broke her fibula). My stepbrother and stepsister are looking at making the front of the house "handicap-friendly". My parents moved into a ranch about 5 years ago, but there's still 2 steps to contend with.

    There's so much extra stuff that the insurance ends up just being piss icing on a shit cake. Pardon me.

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    I had something to post in here, but it's trivial, really.

    @Jon Sending positive thoughts your way, sir. I know it sounds cliche, but keep your head up.

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