When to Go to the Hospital?

I’d had a fever off and on all day, a sore throat for 2 days, but I could breathe okay. I called my PCP about 11am yesterday and she said if I still had a fever at 6pm, to call the hospital.

“Go to the Hospital ER”

I did have a fever, so I did call the hospital and after a 20-minute wait, they connected me to the ER and was told to come in.

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I’d looked up the hospital where I go (a mile away) to see if they had drive-through testing and the site and the press said they had tents set up for quick testing. This is what I was wanting to do… be tested. I did not want to go into the hospital ER and take up a bed for someone really ill.

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COVID-19 Test Kit

What Tent?

So, because I was not being sent to the quick test tent (and there was no guarantee I would even be tested, even in the ER), I made the decision to stay home.

I could sit up and breathe. The fever was gone with ibuprofen (before I saw they said not to take it, and now they say it is okay to take it; MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!). I thought, “what would I go there for?” They would take my temperature and tell me to go home, isolate and come back when I was near death. I decided to bypass sitting at the hospital, filled with infected people.

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Staying Home

Instead, I took a nap.

When I lay down to sleep, I often meditate. Yesterday, I had an amazing vision and memory when I slowed my breathing and felt myself settle down.

I went to Kaua’i. Specifically, to Kapa’a on Kaua’i, Hawai’i.

Kaua’i

When Zack and I went to Kaua’i and landed in Lahui, when we walked out of the airport, the humidity was similar to Florida, but the scent in the air was intoxicating! Flower scents permeated the area and I was sure the airport was piping the scent out like they do on Disney’s Main Street with the chocolate chip cookie scent.

But they do not. Every moment on Kaua’i smelled like heaven.

As I laid in my bed, meditating and heading towards sleep, I rode my way around the island, seeing what I saw during out week there.

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Nā Pali Coast sunset. (I took all these Kaua;i photos)

And who could forget the ubiquitous fowl around the island!

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I took this photo.

When I woke up, I felt much better.

I am so glad I did not go to the hospital.

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