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Offline dutch508

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I found out yesterday
« on: January 10, 2022, 08:50:51 AM »
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Star Member rownesheck (1,904 posts)
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I found out yesterday

from my stepmother (she's only like 10 years older than i, and my dad's 4th wife) that my 71 year old dad is in the ICU with covid. We don't really have a good relationship being that he's a faux news watcher and trump supporter who likes to throw around the "N" word a lot.

I'm shocked (not shocked) that he has covid because he started feeling sick 2 weeks to the day after spending Xmas with his large family. We were invited, but I told my stepmom we weren't going because my 2 year old and 11 year old aren't vaccinated (11 yo got her 1st shot last Tuesday), and I didn't feel comfortable having them around all those people. I got the silent treatment after that, but no skin off my back.

Anyway, stepmom informed us he wasn't feeling well on Saturday and i told my wife, "I guarantee he has covid." My stepmom seemed to not even want to consider that scenario in her text messages she was sending out.

Yesterday, it was confirmed once they went to the hospital that he does indeed have covid and double pneumonia. In my opinion, he may not leave that hospital due to the fact that he's overweight and has an issue with one of his lungs.

Now it's just a waiting game. If he ends up dying, I'll feel bad, but he had every opportunity to get the shot and to not allow himself to be brainwashed by a bunch of far right extremist assholes. But, if that was already his nature, is it really brainwashing? More like confirmation bias I guess.

It has been said many times: covid doesn't discriminate. Get the shot, even if you think it's a hoax or no worse than a cold.

 :???:What an ass-wipe.

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Star Member calimary (65,877 posts)

2. I wish more people would take COVID seriously.

It’s tearing families apart. Even worse when you add political complications.

I’m sorry you have to go through this, rownesheck . And with your own father.

Virtual hug.

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3. i personally know of 9 friends in all parts of the country who have all three jabs and..

..are now sick/ or recently recovered from Covid..including my hubby. Not sure which variant but omi is super sticky. Every one of these people were super diligent with masking etc. and thank goodness they only have/had mild to irritating symptoms but so far no one has had to go to the hospital (knock on wood).

You made a good choice for your family..your dad didnt.

So... none of the precautions worked but **** it. It's their own fault?

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7. Sorry to hear this. Very complex...

I don't know if you ever had any good times w your dad.

My relationship got tricky after he got ill a second time, my early ?30's, recovered against n, then esp the third timeLoved him still, often didn't like him.
When I was quite young on occasion he got angry and yelled. He was under extra stresses, extra stress I had due my mom (his wife) getting unexpectedly very ill for a while (better over time!).

When I got into age 7-8 I was less prone to big upsets. He was usually sweeter, and fun loving.

I guess if there's anything positive that you remember maybe convey to him through whomever you think is best to do that for.

Just a thought.

Eventually my dad got ill in a different way through an accident, but he became usually very sweet. It was both tricky, but also way more loving again. So we parted on much better terms.

Good luck to you.

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10. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad.

Praying he recovers, gets vaccinated and convinces others to do the same.

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Re: I found out yesterday
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 08:57:57 AM »
there were so many virtue signals emitted in that post that it could have cooked all of the frozen burritos in a 7-11 store display case.
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Re: I found out yesterday
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2022, 09:00:49 AM »
Sounds to me like rownesheck is not in the old mans will and is very bitter.
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Re: I found out yesterday
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2022, 09:15:43 AM »
Sounds to me like rownesheck is not in the old mans will and is very bitter.

It happens when you alienate family over politics. Especially leftist politics, which tends to require cult-like devotion of its adherents and apologists.
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Re: I found out yesterday
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2022, 09:25:23 AM »
there were so many virtue signals emitted in that post that it could have cooked all of the frozen burritos in a 7-11 store display case.

 :hi5: and :lmao:

If the :bouncy: is non-fictional it probably is a mess of exaggerations and omitted details. If not, the Dad made his choice and is experiencing the consequences he thought unlikely. Star Moron rownesheck shows how much he values his Dad by using his illness as a :bouncy: -tale in a fruitcakey political site.

My "wish" is for the Dad to survive and learn how Star Moron rownesheck used his Dad's illness.
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Re: I found out yesterday
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2022, 09:35:49 AM »
The stupid primitive, indoctrinated by so much socialist groupthink, isn't aware that "doing nothing" is always an alternative, and sometimes a very good one.

<<<after chemotherapy failed, my decision was to do nothing and let nature follow its own natural pathways, with no medical or personal interference on the part of anyone.

One doesn't always have to "do something."

On April 17 of this year, it will have been five years since this cancer, stage 4, was first diagnosed.

Usually after five years, only 2% of us are still alive, with or without any medical intervention.

I heartily suggest that when making a decision about anything, that one remember that "doing nothing" is just as much an alternative as anything else.
 
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Re: I found out yesterday
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2022, 10:16:58 AM »
The stupid primitive, indoctrinated by so much socialist groupthink, isn't aware that "doing nothing" is always an alternative, and sometimes a very good one.

<<<after chemotherapy failed, my decision was to do nothing and let nature follow its own natural pathways, with no medical or personal interference on the part of anyone.

One doesn't always have to "do something."

On April 17 of this year, it will have been five years since this cancer, stage 4, was first diagnosed.

Usually after five years, only 2% of us are still alive, with or without any medical intervention.

I heartily suggest that when making a decision about anything, that one remember that "doing nothing" is just as much an alternative as anything else.

Happy to know you coach...none of us get out of this place alive so we make the best of whatever time we do have. I'd say you've done well with that.

A relevant lesson that has served me well for years:

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Re: I found out yesterday
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2022, 10:31:07 AM »
The stupid primitive, indoctrinated by so much socialist groupthink, isn't aware that "doing nothing" is always an alternative, and sometimes a very good one.

<<<after chemotherapy failed, my decision was to do nothing and let nature follow its own natural pathways, with no medical or personal interference on the part of anyone.

One doesn't always have to "do something."

On April 17 of this year, it will have been five years since this cancer, stage 4, was first diagnosed.

Usually after five years, only 2% of us are still alive, with or without any medical intervention.

I heartily suggest that when making a decision about anything, that one remember that "doing nothing" is just as much an alternative as anything else.

Don't forget coach we are dealing with DUmmies they could f*ck doing nothing up just as easily as doing something.  :-)
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Re: I found out yesterday
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2022, 02:14:10 PM »
It happens when you alienate family over politics. Especially leftist politics, which tends to require cult-like devotion of its adherents and apologists.

Two things always happens to those who do this.  First the family and friends who are cut off by these political cultists are much better off without the toxicity brought by the cultist. Secondly it always ends poorly for the cultist.
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Re: I found out yesterday
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2022, 05:42:52 PM »
I'm going to lay off criticizing DU-folk for politicizing the illness or death of unvaxxed people, since politicizing the illness or death of vaxxed people is standard fare on many conservative discussion sites.
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