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Andrew Jericho
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Andrew Jericho is a Gay Romantic Fiction Author, LGBTQIAP Rights Activist, Humanitarian, and Freelance Journalist/Photographer.
Andrew Jericho is a Gay Romantic Fiction Author, LGBTQIAP Rights Activist, Humanitarian, and Freelance Journalist/Photographer.

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Happy Valentine's Day to the only man who has ever captured my heart. I'm a mysterious and eccentric writer, a troubled man, who battles an array of physical and mental issues. John, you've always eased those conflicts in my soul. I loved you from the first day I laid eyes on you. I was rendered helpless. A man held prisoner. In you I have found a best friend, lover, soul mate, and savior. Always, John: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nex040yjw10.
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Friday afternoon, I stepped off a curb wrong. X-ray said nothing is broke, at least doc thinks. I have a bad foot and ankle sprain. If it's not better by Wednesday, I have to return for another x- ray. Sometimes swelling can hide smaller hair-line fractures. I'm trying to be a good boy and rest it.
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Thanks, everyone, for the kind thoughts for Jonah and Deven. As you know, Jonah got sick first. Then, Deven. Both ended up going to their GP. They received stronger antibiotics. Each is on the road to recovery. Jonah's first day back at work was yesterday. Deven returned today.

My son, Jonah, was diagnosed on Monday, 02/06, with an upper respiratory tract infection. He's taken several doses of his meds and is not feeling any better. His cough and sore throat are getting worse. Deven appears to be catching the same thing. We'll be paying a visit to their regular doctor later today. Thanks, everyone, for the kind thoughts and prayers for Jonah while we were at the walk-in clinic.

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Mama has been home from the hospital a little over two weeks. She was discharged on 01/23. We're taking it one day at a time. Thanks again, everyone, for the kind thoughts, prayer, and gifts for Mama.

Home Health is sending a nurse, speech therapist (ST), and occupational therapist (OT) twice a week. The nurse checks Mama's vitals and listens to her lungs. Late last week, some "crackles" were detected in her lower right lobe. Mama's doctor put her on an antibiotic. To help strengthen her swallowing, ST is using VitalStim® Therapy (http://www.djoglobal.com/vitalstim/patients/what-is-vitalstim). The device is similar to a TENS unit. Small electrical currents are sent to muscles in the neck via electrodes. OT is working on range of motion exercises, which we hope will keep her overall muscles from being more rigid. Later today, 02/08, House Calls (Mama's home doctor visits) are coming to evaluate her for a home nebulizer. I'm hoping breathing treatments will help keep her lungs stay clear.

I'll update again soon.

The walk-in clinic could be the set for "Outbreak". Someone has brought their own vomit bucket. I'm looking for the decontamination showers.

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At the walk-in clinic with my son, Jonah. He's couging and has chest congestion. Lots of people in here wearing masks. Receptionist said they all believe they have flu. "Hi, my name is Andrew. I left my HAZMAT suit w/SCBA at home. Can I have a mask?" Waiting for anxiety meds to work. Masked people have increased to six.
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A short update. Mama got to come home from the hospital on Monday, 01/23. Thanks, Aunt Grace and Uncle Robert and Aunt Elizabeth for the cards. In addition, thank you Angie Kelly, Shannon M Brott, and +Molli Struebing​​ for the gifts. My family and I appreciate all the cards, gifts, postive thoughts and prayers sent to Mama. I've been so busy this week, I haven't had a chance to share much. Trying to play catch-up this weekend. Will post more later.

I'm playing catch-up after several days of sinus/upper respiratory tract infection. My chronic health issues don't play nice with each other, so they sure don't like any new players. I think the antibiotics are helping. I'll think positive.

Mama was taken off IV and antibiotics a few days ago. Respiratory therapy and PT are still working with her. She's slowly returning to her baseline before being hospitalized. Doctors are shooting for discharge one day this coming week. Once home, she will resume home health and house calls (home GP visits).

My daughter, Deven, has OCD and anxiety. For the last several months, she's been experiencing periodic involuntary muscle movements. They vary from mild to severe. Her doctor suspects either a rare side effect from one med (so she's slowly changing to another), possible psedo-seizures which are caused from anxiety, and/or a type of epilepsy which does not cause unconsciousness.
The EEG she had Friday afternoon will be read by a hospital neurologist Monday. So, we should know something soon.

I'll keep all of you updated. We appreciate all the kind thoughts and prayers from everyone.

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At hospital outpatient radiology with my daughter, Deven, while she gets an EEG. Nothing lifethreating. Will share more later.
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