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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2115 on: April 27, 2020, 01:36:51 PM »
Here's a (somewhat) tough question:

My mother apparently fell and bumped her head today in the facility (in EY) where she stays. She seems perfectly OK, but SOP beyond age 75 is to send for a CT scan whenever there's an accidental bump to the head.

The facility has been in total lockdown since February, with no visitors allowed (there was some easing announced this week, where outdoor visits under certain restrictions would be permitted) and has BH kept everyone healthy.

She seems perfectly OK, so there's fear of COVID-19 exposure by taking her to the ER for a CT scan. OTOH, the possibility of internal bleeding is a different type of scare, which is why the SOP is a CT scan whenever there's an accidental bump to the head at that age. An option to delay the CT while observing her closely in the facility was also brought up, but that would entail stopping blood thinners (aspirin) which creates a different risk.

What does one do?
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2116 on: April 27, 2020, 02:22:17 PM »
Here's a (somewhat) tough question:

My mother apparently fell and bumped her head today in the facility (in EY) where she stays. She seems perfectly OK, but SOP beyond age 75 is to send for a CT scan whenever there's an accidental bump to the head.

The facility has been in total lockdown since February, with no visitors allowed (there was some easing announced this week, where outdoor visits under certain restrictions would be permitted) and has BH kept everyone healthy.

She seems perfectly OK, so there's fear of COVID-19 exposure by taking her to the ER for a CT scan. OTOH, the possibility of internal bleeding is a different type of scare, which is why the SOP is a CT scan whenever there's an accidental bump to the head at that age. An option to delay the CT while observing her closely in the facility was also brought up, but that would entail stopping blood thinners (aspirin) which creates a different risk.

What does one do?
I'd assume you need to go in, but start with a call to her PCP.
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2117 on: April 27, 2020, 03:04:03 PM »
Here's a (somewhat) tough question:

My mother apparently fell and bumped her head today in the facility (in EY) where she stays. She seems perfectly OK, but SOP beyond age 75 is to send for a CT scan whenever there's an accidental bump to the head.

The facility has been in total lockdown since February, with no visitors allowed (there was some easing announced this week, where outdoor visits under certain restrictions would be permitted) and has BH kept everyone healthy.

She seems perfectly OK, so there's fear of COVID-19 exposure by taking her to the ER for a CT scan. OTOH, the possibility of internal bleeding is a different type of scare, which is why the SOP is a CT scan whenever there's an accidental bump to the head at that age. An option to delay the CT while observing her closely in the facility was also brought up, but that would entail stopping blood thinners (aspirin) which creates a different risk.

What does one do?
Are  there out patient facility like in the US ?
I know someone that went here the other week was the only patient there nurses were roaming around bored

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2118 on: April 27, 2020, 03:11:53 PM »
I'd assume you need to go in, but start with a call to her PCP.
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The risk of covid infection in a hospital is high.  She's in a high risk group.
The chance of a brain bleed is small, but real.
Close monitoring may be the better option.
Definitely call her PCP.

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2119 on: April 27, 2020, 03:24:11 PM »
If she goes to the hospital will her facility let her back? Or will she be stuck in the hospital which may not be the best place to be, for a long time?
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2120 on: April 27, 2020, 04:55:57 PM »
Can someone explain to me why it's taking New Jersey so long to pull its act together? The stuff Murphy's talking about- Israel's been doing for weeks already. What was he doing for the last five weeks?!

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2121 on: April 27, 2020, 04:59:16 PM »
Can someone explain to me why it's taking New Jersey so long to pull its act together? The stuff Murphy's talking about- Israel's been doing for weeks already. What was he doing for the last five weeks?!
Does the US have contact tracing and intelligence the way Israel does? Enforcement? Not really.

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2122 on: April 27, 2020, 04:59:44 PM »
I'd assume you need to go in, but start with a call to her PCP.

Obviously all of this is after consultation with PCP (Geriatrician at the facility). He pointed out the various pros and cons and left the decision to us. We decided to send her for the CT scan, and BH everything is OK. Now I guess she needs to be monitored to make sure she didn't get infected with COVID-19 (probably unlikely, given the situation and restrictions in Israel).

Outpatient (non-hospital) CT Scan wasn't an option on a same-day basis. It's not easy getting things done in remote control. Luckily she's in a great facility.
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2123 on: April 27, 2020, 05:02:28 PM »
Stay-at-home order gets shot down by a local judge. Says IL governor only has the emergency power for 30 days. It only applies to the one guy who filed.  :)
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2124 on: April 27, 2020, 05:02:37 PM »
Does the US have contact tracing and intelligence the way Israel does? Enforcement? Not really.
Now he's TALKING about contact tracing and hotels. Seems to me they've done nothing at all in the weeks we've been home.

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2125 on: April 27, 2020, 05:02:53 PM »
Question:
Can someone explain to me why it's taking New Jersey so long to pull its act together?
Answer:
The stuff Murphy's talking about
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2126 on: April 27, 2020, 05:12:47 PM »
Can someone explain to me why it's taking New Jersey so long to pull its act together? The stuff Murphy's talking about- Israel's been doing for weeks already. What was he doing for the last five weeks?!

I think this sums up the attitude for the Governor of NJ.

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2127 on: April 27, 2020, 05:17:11 PM »
I'm all for public health. No one wants more people to get sick and die, chas v'shalom. But this sounds like he has no clue how to get NJ moving safely.
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #2129 on: April 27, 2020, 06:09:12 PM »
Stay-at-home order gets shot down by a local judge. Says IL governor only has the emergency power for 30 days. It only applies to the one guy who filed.  :)

What exactly does this guy want? Was he avoiding a fine? Trying to make a point?
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