Friday, January 3, 2014

Friday Night Sew in....today!!

 I am off work today!!  Yahoo and Yippee!!  It has been busy at the hospital, so it is good to have a catch up day at the house and to have time to work on the mystery too.  I think it is so weird that I am not doing scrappy with this quilt, but hey, I just have to be a little different, don't I, LOL!!!
Kathy said that tonight was a Friday Night Sew in...well, I can't stay awake very late, and I have my sewing time today...so I am doing it now!!  I will post little progress posties throughout the day about how it is going with the mystery.  As you can see, I have a lot of little pieces and parts left to sew together!!  Here's to making it all a cogent whole!!


*********************Nurse's Notes*************************

FLU!!!

That is the word of the day at the hospital...not just people who have the sniffles and a cough, and body aches...but people on the ventilator, with sepsis, with organ failure, on rotoprone beds to help their lungs...Many, many people In ICU with the flu...mostly type A here, about 80%, with 20% swine flu.  50 new cases rolled in through the ER yesterday.

I know lots of you may not think flu shots are good, but I think if I had to face the kind of illness and possible death that these poor patients are facing...I would GET A FLU SHOT!!  The best you can possible get...there are different kinds...talk to your doc about it.  At the hospital, all staff are required to get a flu shot or not work.

Many other very sick cookies too......praying for everyone to get well!!

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Have a great day...updates on my progress on the  mystery quilt to come today!!

Julie

9 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I can't stay up very late either ... so I'm having my Friday Night Sew In today, too! ;-)

Prima Donna said...

My 48 year old son almost died last June from strep pneumonia and sepsis. Was on ventilator for 2 weeks. I made sure he and I got our flu shots early on. Our doctor got my hubby to take one for the first time ever. So important!
I look forward to seeing your quilty updates.

Nancy said...

Flu shot - I never miss it! The flu has hit areas in Wyoming hard too. Hospitals are now on restricted visitation alert.

Have fun sewing today.

Vicki W said...

What would the hospital do for someone who can't get flu shots because of allergies? I haven't had one since I had an allergic reaction to one (I'm allergic to eggs and didn't know about the connection because I'm an idiot).
I'm just curious.
Enjoy your sew-in! As soon as I get off this computer and get some fabric ironed I will be sewing for the rest of the evening.

Mary Ann said...

I can't stay up late either- worked today at the hospital from 5am to 2pm. Now have a repair guy here. When they installed our new heat pump 2 years ago, they didn't put enough strip heat on/in it. So I gotta sit here and not sew. Love the fabric for your Celtic Solstice. I went with black, gold, red and green. Surprise, my hubby likes it and he usually states I work with rags!

julieQ said...

To answer Vicki W's question, our hospital requires a flu shot of all their employees, or the employee has to wear a mask on the premises from the moment they walk in until they go home. Some hospitals won't even accept that....

julieQ said...

To answer Vicki W's question, our hospital requires a flu shot of all their employees, or the employee has to wear a mask on the premises from the moment they walk in until they go home. Some hospitals won't even accept that....

Lois Arnold said...

I am almost never sick, but I did get a flu shot this year just in case someone around me gets it. Since I work with birth through 3 year old kids, I wanted to protect both them and myself. Did I mention that I HATE getting shots?

Great progress on the mystery, Julie - love the plaid variation!

Janet O. said...

DH's employer offers free flu shots to employees and usually greatly discounted shot for dependents. This year we all got them free!
I love your non-scrappy Celtic Solstice, even though I usually go for scrappy. I think the plaids and your colors won me over!