January 25th 2012 3:22 pm
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Thank you to all the Catster angels helping me to look out for my family this past week and weekend. And thank you all the living kitties for your purrs and POTP! As you know we had some serious fumes leaking into our house from our oil tank and furnace. Well the repairman had to come back today to put a new starter on the furnace (that furnace needs a lot of new parts), and he told my mom that when he came on Friday to see what was going on, the readings he got on his meter were a 0 for CO2 where it's supposed to be a -250. They were right on the cusp of getting CO2 poisoning.
Mom has CO2 detectors on every floor including the basement and she puts new batteries in them every six months so they should work but that doesn't mean you still can't succumb to it. Grammy was so mad at mom for opening all the doors and windows when it was only 15 degrees outside but now that she knows how serious it was, she's glad mom did it. That's always the case, it's like pulling toofies trying to keep everybody safe and healthy around here but they always admit after that she was right. They'd save so much time and energy if they'd just listen to her right from the beginning! Sheesh! Mom notices that her asthma isn't so good since all of this happened. Breathing that stuff in is sooooo bad for you! Burning petroleum is very, very toxic.
Mommy called her doctor, today she's gonna need another shot in the back. It's really starting to hurt again and she said no way is she going to wait until she can't walk and she's screaming in pain again. She's waiting to hear when she can get an appointment.
So that's about it! I gotta run cause we're working on some stuff for the website and mom needs to eat something before she hits the floor! MOL. Don't worry, I'm on it. I'm giving her an angel kick in the rear.
Chow from the clouds! Tee hee!
Tell your Mom CO2 detectors is a good idea.
Your health is nothing to play around with.
Thanks Zoe! Where the heck is everyone tonight?
I have no idea! Thought about bailing myself, catch up on my shows. Watched Fringe Sunday night...dang I love that show! And Grim, my new fave.
I love Grimm too!
Glad yous mom was so smart!!! Great that yous ok!!!
Its good to know that now you can all be safely warm.
We hope too, that your Mom will get her shot pronto, to nip things in the bud as it were,
A product called 'clear lungs' is great with breathing issues, meowmy uses that herself.
Clear Lungs? Can you give me a link for it?
OK, Here is one place that sells it reasonably,
Clear Lungs...Swanson Health Products
they also have their own version of it, which displays lower in the margin...this company makes good stuff, meowmy uses a lot of their things.
You might also try Bromelain which can help with mucous, and we don't know if there are any sellers of this because meowmy picks it up in the health store herself, in Canada when she visits, its called 'Asthmasan', a liquid rememdy from the Dr Vogel line.
We're SO glad to hear that you are all okay - that is really nothing to mess with!! Luv, Tink & Snow
Thanks WeBees! I'll check that out, I've used Swanson products before so I have no problem getting it. I can try and find something with bromelain which would be good because I have worse allergies and breathing problems in the winter with the windows closed up.
Hi Tink & Snow! Thank you sweet peas! We love you!
Guys I think I might get this one instead and it has bromelain in it! http://www.swansonvitamins.com/NFC032/ItemDetail. It'll help mommy with her sinuses too!
We're glad you are okay. Those fumes are nasty. Hope you can get in to get your shot before it gets too bad.
As long as you start feeling better, that's the main thing!
Thanks Skylar! We'll let you guys know when we get that one and how it's working. We have to wait until mom gets some money in the next week or so. She's very excited to try it!
Oh my gosh, Alex. CO2 is so dangerous. Glad that you're all OK.
Hope your Mom's back will be better soon. Our Mom hasn't been to the Gym in about a week but when she goes it helps her. She doesn't really have a bad back, just sitting in an office all day is not good. But it's been so cold here and icy too. It was just no fun to go.
Glad that everyone is gonna be ok!
Thanks Jezzy! Mietzi that's true, sitting all day like that actually hurts mom's back worse. She has to keep getting up but even then she still has pain. She's waiting for the call back on when they can do it. I have a feeling mom's going to need periodic shots after this. sigh. She was going to start working out within 2 weeks of her last shot with her doctor's blessings. But she got the flu BAD and it lasted over a month. Now that she's started she feels good when she does it but then as soon as she's been sitting for a bit she hurts again. Then the whole furnace thing happened and she was not feeling well (truthfully she still doesn't feel 100% after that). But I think it's gonna have to work out her system. She's going to get some of that natural stuff the WeBees were talking about and maybe that will help.
Good Work Alex watching over your family.
We are relieved that everyone is okay. That is so scary since you can succumb to it and you don't know it is happening.
We are purring for your Mom that her back feels better soon.
Please take care of yourself, Mom Lisa. Your family needs you a whole bunch.
Thanks Biggles! Mom has to wait now until the end of Feb. for her shot unless they have a cancellation. But she's trying to stay moving around so her back doesn't get so stiff.