Random thoughts from a new mad world

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

There have been turbulent days in my life recently as I adapt to the world that I consider quite mad today. The worst night and day was a week ago when my little Cooper got a fever of 103.6 on Friday night.  Earlier in the week both of his parents had multiple exposures to "Rona" as my daughter refers to the virus. As you can imagine I didn't sleep a lot that night.  Nor did my Abigail and Matt as they worried they had brought home the "Rona" to their son.

Saturday morning and a LOT of phone calls later they found a place for the "rapid" test and off they went. First they ruled out flu, then the Rona test for both Cooper and Matt (who had an intubated patient earlier in the week putting him at the highest risk) So a few hours later we were relieved when both came back negative.  

Still to address the fever, they saw the doctor and it turned out our little guy had tonsillitis. So we were relieved that it was something that for our little two year old his first time having antibiotics would cure the problem.  By Sunday he was feeling better and by mid week you would never know anything was ever wrong... except it seems to have left him a little less independent and a LOT more snuggly with his Mama (which makes her happy).  I guess like any human when you don't feel well you want your mama to nurture you and Cooper was the same.

I just got finished packing some candy into some Easter eggs for him. Tonight while he is sleeping I'm going to hide the eggs in their house. Cooper can wake up and have an "egg hunt" on Easter.  I got him a "Grammy and Papa" basket a few weeks ago.  It doesn't have a LOT of candy in it, but it also has a couple of Easter Books, a new pair of pjs and cup with his favorite Paw Patrol doggies.   

Today was also unbelievably sad.  My daughter had a coworker who lost her mom to this virus.  A 52 year old woman with no health issues.  And a few hours ago my daughter also lost her great grandmother to this virus.  She hasn't had a shift when she hasn't been exposed to it in about 3 weeks and today it hit both her work family and her biological family.

I hope you are all well and I pray that our nation will be asking God for healing for the people who are sick and the comfort of those feeling the losses.

Do something nice for someone who is working through this and putting themselves at risk. Maybe the postal carrier, maybe a clerk in the supermarket, maybe the instacart shopper, maybe a nurse... just find someone and do something kind for them. Pay a bill, have their lunch delivered, guy them a gift card and if you aren't in a financial position to do that right now at least say thank you to them.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Tammy,

Happy to hear that the outcome was negative.  I think you are so wonderful to have hidden Easter eggs for Cooper.  And we do just what you advised, and we go out of our way to thank everyone profusely.  A

Apr 12, 2020 10:47 AM #11
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing some of your family experience during these troubled times. My wife just received word that one of her good friends is in an ICU with coronavirus.

Apr 12, 2020 12:57 PM #12
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Liz and Bill Spear
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It's nervewracking when you have to be concerned that every fever, every throat tickle, every cough, just might be the start of something worse.  Glad Cooper is feeling better.

Apr 12, 2020 01:30 PM #13
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Wayne Martin we did some porch deliveries this morning and took my mom some fruit and milk, picked up a homemade plate of goodies and an Easter basket for Cooper which we delivered to him, so I got to see him a minute.

Michael Jacobs oh me too, it's wonderful to see his little happy self playing again. And I truly appreciate your thanks.

Apr 12, 2020 03:14 PM #14
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Nina Hollander they are in a good place, new house just finished and trying to get the pool finished. Hopefully before this summer is over it will be safe to throw a big house warming pool party for family and friends.

Brian England He kicked the tonsillitis to the curb with a quickness and got back to being a playful toddler.  He seems super excited that he gets to have candy (which he hasn't had before). 

Apr 12, 2020 03:17 PM #15
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Thanks Carol Williams , my daughter and her husband are brave and being really careful and I for one will be happy when a vaccine is tried and true for this.  Hopefully Rona will go the way of small pox.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD thank you and I got to see Cooper so it was a near perfect Easter.  Did Sunday church service live on facebook

Apr 12, 2020 03:20 PM #16
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Joan Cox well I'm glad my daugher, her husband and Cooper don't have it, but I'm very sad she lost her great grandmother to it.

Myrl Jeffcoat Happy Easter to you as well.

Sharon Lee thank you.  Happy Easter

Apr 12, 2020 03:23 PM #17
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I was very touched by your request for prayers as I take it very personally when I know people are praying for my family.  Thank you again.  Fortunately Cooper bounced back really quickly, but of course they are finishing up the antibiotics.  It was the first time he'd taken them, he's been a remarkably well child for having two health care working parents who come home "germy"

Apr 12, 2020 03:25 PM #18
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel it's just such a joy to watch him learn and grow.

Roy Kelley prayers for your wife's friend and your family and theirs.  God Bless and Happy Easter.

Apr 12, 2020 03:27 PM #19
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Liz and Bill Spear He's been such a healthy kid.  He had RSV once when he was pretty small and a smiggin of a cold once and a stomach virus that he got over in a couple of hours and kept his dad in bed for two days and put my dad in the hospital.  Happy Easter.

Apr 12, 2020 03:29 PM #20
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Tammy- I cannot imagine what you must have been going through while waiting on news about Cooper. I'm so glad that it wasn't the Coronavirus. 

You're right...we need to be paying it forward to those who are out there every day exposing themselves to the virus so that we can go about our lives. 

Apr 12, 2020 05:51 PM #21
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Kathy Streib it was not a very good night/day.  But I'm very grateful to God that it wasn't the virus.  Now I'm in constant prayer for my parents to get to see Cooper again.  My sweet Mama who was as worried as any of us is really missing him along with my Daddy.  FaceTime is great and all, but not the same.  Familes need to be reunited.  We need to find a real solution to this virus.

Apr 12, 2020 10:13 PM #22
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Hi Tammy Lankford, - my heart goes out to your family for those loss of two people close to you.  I also have a co worker who lost his father.  I am so glad that your little guy in doing well.  God Bless.

Apr 15, 2020 08:52 AM #23
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Hello Tammy,  what we are all going through with stress now in these times.  I know of one person that did not make it because of the virus.

 

Apr 16, 2020 08:17 AM #24
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It's been a tough road for so many, Tammy Lankford, ... but I'm so very glad that your little Cooper is back to feeling good and suffered nothing worse than tonsillitis.  You and your entire family remain in my thoughts ...

Gene

Apr 16, 2020 08:56 AM #25
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What a stressful period you guys have been experiencing, just reading your post I got stress out. Be well and stay safe, Endre

May 02, 2020 08:19 PM #26
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Tammy Lankford, - Just checking in with you to find out how your beautiful family is doing. The best cities in the world are shaped by the people who embody the love and spirit as your family has over many years and generations. I wish you all many blessings. 

May 06, 2020 05:56 PM #27
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  thank you, that's so kind.  I just got done talking to my daughter after a 17 hour work day.  And she has to head out again at 5:30 in the morning for another 14 + hour day. 

May 07, 2020 07:19 PM #28
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Tammy Lankford, - We are so unbalanced when it comes to workforce. There are those like your daughter tipping the scale on one end and others who are "not essential," and can't work or unemployed. May your daughter have the strength and courage she needs and may she get relief by other capable and competent individuals who are sacrificing so much of their lives and time. I really do believe Cooper came into this world at a time that was so necessary. His kisses and hugs are exactly what his parents need. While that little guy is exploring his own footprints, your daughter and son-in-law are receiving the help they need from footprints in the sand sharing the heavy load. God bless you. One and all.  

May 07, 2020 08:03 PM #29
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It is crazy out here right now.  Hope you get to meet my newest little very soon.

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