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Old 02-24-2015, 03:24 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Anyone else into gardening?
We are, but with snow on the ground and more possibly due tonight and tomorrow, it will be late March before we begin our seed starts and vegetable garden. The flower garden is easier.

 
Old 02-24-2015, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Anyone else into gardening?
We got quite a few greens, mostly kale, and lots of dried beans (pinto, etc) last harvest, along with a bit of backyard rice and ancient grain wheat. Every year the grain plot grows a little more. We don't do too well with vine foods like squash and melons, don't have enough room...and something got our tomatoes. We need to plant more carrots and turnips. So easy to grow.
 
Old 02-24-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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Out here in the Phoenix area, we are in the midst of an early spring garden clean-up. Hubby and I are busy cutting back frost-damaged plants. Some of them, like bougainvillea we have not touched yet. There is always still the chance of a heavy frost. This winter has been warmer than usual, which is not good. The summers are getting hotter, too, which does not bode well for the future. Several other types of plants have been blooming early, including daisies and daffodils.

This year, we are finding the yard work more painful, as we both have arthritis developing in our backs, and I have osteoporosis and bulging disc trouble as well. So we work for shorter periods of time. Gardening is good exercise though: it does get my blood pumping with all the up and down movements. Tomorrow we have to work over at my mom's duplex condo in Sun City, as we are responsible for the plantings she has around her borders. For some reason, years back she planted a honeysuckle vine near some rose bushes and now it is intertwining in the rosebushes and we are having to deal with this. But it will all get done...
 
Old 02-25-2015, 05:52 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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S O S

I think DH has bronchitis; coughing and shortness of breath/can't take a deep breath. If anyone has been treated please tell me specifically what you were given.

TYIA sorry to go OT
 
Old 02-25-2015, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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S O S

I think DH has bronchitis; coughing and shortness of breath/can't take a deep breath. If anyone has been treated please tell me specifically what you were given.

TYIA sorry to go OT
There's too many variations on respiratory distress. A student of mine started with bronchitis and soon got pneumonia. Get him to a doctor today.
 
Old 02-25-2015, 06:19 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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negirl, he won't go!!! I have him on Augmentin and Mucinex. Luckily we caught it early. I may have to threaten him with calling 911......
 
Old 02-25-2015, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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negirl, he won't go!!! I have him on Augmentin and Mucinex. Luckily we caught it early. I may have to threaten him with calling 911......
That would be a $ costly way to go. Anyone older with respiratory distress could be in a dangerous way, but don't tell him that. Tell him he's going in for a quick check of his lungs, it will be fast and he'll be home in no time. Insist. (I"m not a big one for running to doctors, but again, this could be serious if not now, then later.)
 
Old 02-25-2015, 06:47 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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When he gets miserable enough he'll go. Years ago he was sitting at the table with his head down on it, I rushed him to the doc and it was pneumonia. That scared the crap out of him, he was hospitalized for three days. I doubt he'll push it that far again.

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Old 02-25-2015, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Push fluids, rest in bed and maybe call an urgent care center if you have one. They might be able to advise you more effectively than we can although they probably would just say "Come in". Nothing to fool with when it's an older person.
Does he have fever too? Maybe Robutussin to bring up phlem?
 
Old 02-25-2015, 08:54 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Thanks, Barb. Urgent care is closest, 16 miles. That's who saved him when he had the pneumonia.

Of course, he got a bus ride to the big hospital after they treated him there. I told the PA that if they released him to me he would force me to take him home, so the tall German PA, Wilhelmina, told him, not only are you going to the emergency room, sir, you will have an armed escort transporting you there. She was priceless.

I gave him a cold pill with Mucinex, phelylephrine HCl and acetominophen at around 6:30 and an Augmentin at about 7. He started hurling two hours ago and just now stopped. Hoping he gets some sleep.

Was reading they don't give antibiotics sometimes for bronchitis, they hope it will resolve on OTC meds. That or blow up into pneumonia.

I'm tidying up around here in case we have to bolt.

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