Monday, November 2, 2009

Sanitizing Police, Taylor, a Cow, & a Seizure

Today was Taylor's port flush. She has it down at the infusion center in our local hospital. With the H1N1 flu going around, they have instituted some severe restrictions when entering the hospital.

No one under the age of 12 is allowed in the hospital at all unless they are the one being treated or tested. No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the Maternity area. When you enter the doors of the hospital, you are greeted by the "Sanitizing Police". (Please note my restraint in not calling them "Sanitizing Nazis".) You are required to hold your hands out for them to squirt sanitizing foam into.

Because Taylor was the "patient", I had to wear a name tag with the date of the visit written on it. Now, I'm not knocking these precautions in any way. I understand in keeping people as unaffected by this flu virus as possible. It was just a sudden shift as I was just at the hospital a few days ago.

The Bossman was nice enough to download my Halloween videos off of the camera and so I'm going to share one of Taylor, the cow, and a seizure. I missed the beginning of the seizure, but I think I caught enough of the one we call "the elvis" to give you an idea. She can have as many as a few hundred+ of these a day. It's funny how as soon as the seizure is done, she "says" something. We may not know what she is saying, but it's definitely something. The Bossman wonders if it is actually part of the seizure itself or if it's a coping mechanism for her.


HappilyFlawed said...

Heres my problem with the Sanitizing Nazis(i have no restraint lol) if you over sanitize its the same as doing nothing.

I cant remember when or where i read it but the thing i read said that after prolonged use of antibacterial stuff you get immune and it doesnt work anymore.

I think they are going to screw this one up too and its going get way worse before it gets better.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Now that's precautions no matter how over board they may seem. I'm paranoid about catching the H1N1 Flu and ever having the baby catch it....I'm also somewhat germ phobic because of my respiratory on one hand I'm encouraged by the overkill from the sanitation LOL on the other hand it's not the worst idea in the world to do these days.


Becca said...

I'm with the first commenter, in that I'm almost more afraid of the over-exposure and subsequent immunity to the hand sanitizer itself. *sigh* We just can't win.
Taylor is sooooooo lovely!!!! I just want to give her a big HUG!

Anemone Pie said...

Can I start a Taylor fan club? Because I think she's totally cool. I will be her Sheeple. :-)