Hobot has COVID 19

boomer

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Got a text from Hobot on the 18th after I messaged him on the 16th to ask when and if Scot was going to restore the Random pic thread.

Hobot's reply, " I've been really sick over the past 10-12 days. Quit eating food and barely could drink liquids. Got completely dehydrated."

I replied,"WTF!"

Hobot replied, "I'm in the hospital now at Swedish in Edmonds. Turns out I have COVID-19. Can you please come visit."

I explain, "Hospitals don't allow visitors with COVID-19 spreading like it is."

Hobot replies, "That must be why Hope(his partner) hasn't visited."

I ask, "How and where did you get it."

Hobot replies, "I don't know. I was so very careful with isolation, wearing a mask, washing my hands - barely leaving the house and still get taken down."

Friday the 18th I text, "How you doing this morning."

Hobot replies, "I now have pneumonia. I found out through a Facebook post last night (on his sister's page) my Mom passed away a few days ago and they didn't tell me - family is such a weird organization."

I reply," Well that's not what I want to hear - you with pneumonia! I'm sorry about the loss of your Mom, my sincere condolences." Then we banter back and forth for a while, but even texting Hobot tires quickly. I close with "Stay positive, Stay Strong, Hope needs you!"

Next morning I text, "How you doing today?"

Hobot replies, "Rough, they keep threating me with intubation. NFW am I going that direction."

I ask, "What meds?

Hobot replies, "All these wires, hoses and tubes I'm plugged into keep getting tangled. It all sucks" He sends a picture, I will not share, showing the wires, hoses and tubes plus Hobot wearing the clear face mask of a ventilator.

I reply, "Holy phuck - stay elevated. What meds?"

Hobot replies, "Other then the meds I was already on... not sure all the new stuff. Oxygen level was at 96% and I dropped to 79%. Supposed to take off this mask to eat and drink." A bit more banter back and forth, then nothing till..."I just got a strong lecture. Stern lecture."

I reply, "From a nurse."

He replies, "From a Doctor. My daytime Nurse I'm not cool with. No bedside manner. Night time Nurse is way cool. Going back to sleep now"

The next day text, "How's it going this morning?"

Hobot replies, "My oxygen falls quickly out of the 90s when I take this mask off. They're dumping as much oxygen and meds in me as they can.  Nest step is intubation, which scare the hell out of me. There's no knowing how long I will be under. To be honest, I'm pretty scared.'' We banter back and forth a bit, then discuss his meds again. He finishes with, "This is a bit of an adventure I'm on. I just don't want to be put out and have more hoses and an intubator jammed down my throat"

I reply, "Stay strong and positive, eat and stay hydrated."

Hobot replies, "It's pretty hard. I have to work on my breathing. Getting a deep breath is pretty impossible - makes me cough. But I can tell I'm using my lungs more today then yesterday, when I was barely using 10%. The big push is for me to lay on my belly, so my lungs get more of a workout. So that's my next thing."

At this point I realize they're preparing him for intubation.

I reply, "We need you to stay strong mentally and keep fighting. They'll probably put you under so you can fight this better. Stay strong. Hope needs you to get through this." We bantered back and forth a bit, then he had to sleep and rest. 

They intubated Hobot. I've been talking with Hope, who talks with his Doctor daily since. Yesterday they were finally able to reduce the oxygen their giving him, and he's maintaining in the 90s by his own accord - but he's still intubated. Send good thoughts or a say a little prayer, even if you don't usually pray. Pics of Hobot doing bow at the 2007 Six-Meter King Olaf Cup sponsored by Port Madison Yacht Club aboard SOCKEYE. 

 

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Snaggletooth

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Staye strongue Hoboto!  Potsitieve thouhts headeng youre waye!                                :)

 

BayRacer

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Best wishes Hobot!  We can't wait to see you back here!  And all the best to his family and friends.

 

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I was at 78% oxygen after my heart attack.  Hallucinations.  Couldn't move.  Fell asleep every 15 seconds (or passed out) then came to, then passed out.  Couldn't follow a complete sentence.  De-intubated myself (completely unaware I did it), and was put under and reintubated.

For those unaware, just being under 90% consistently will cause extreme dizziness, inability to walk, and extreme lethargy (in my experience).  There was literal rejoicing in my hospital room when I got about 85%.

Holy fuck.  I can't imagine being there right now.  Please keep us informed.

 
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Point Break

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I was at 78% oxygen after my heart attack.  Hallucinations.  Couldn't move.  Fell asleep every 15 seconds (or passed out) then came to, then passed out.  Couldn't follow a complete sentence.  De-intubated myself (completely unaware I did it), and was put under and reintubated.

For those unaware, just being under 90% consistently will cause extreme dizziness, inability to walk, and extreme lethargy (in my experience).  There was literal rejoicing in my hospital room when I got about 85%.

Holy fuck.  I can't imagine being there right now.  Please keep us informed.
Yes.........when I had my COVID run (at home) my SPO2 (Blood oxygen levels) was always in the low 90's and dipped into the high 80's from time to time. Although the symptoms were hard to separate from the other COVID symptoms, dipping into the 80's was not without some minor impact. Wouldn't want to stay there.

 

Rain Man

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Thanks Boomer.  WTF, first his thread gets SNAFU'd then he gets covid.  There has to be a silver lining here somewhere.  We're all thinking about you @hobot, fingers crossed that you come out of this in one piece with no lasting issues.  

 

Point Break

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Got a text from Hobot on the 18th after I messaged him on the 16th to ask when and if Scot was going to restore the Random pic thread.

Hobot's reply, " I've been really sick over the past 10-12 days. Quit eating food and barely could drink liquids. Got completely dehydrated."

I replied,"WTF!"

Hobot replied, "I'm in the hospital now at Swedish in Edmonds. Turns out I have COVID-19. Can you please come visit."

I explain, "Hospitals don't allow visitors with COVID-19 spreading like it is."

Hobot replies, "That must be why Hope(his partner) hasn't visited."

I ask, "How and where did you get it."

Hobot replies, "I don't know. I was so very careful with isolation, wearing a mask, washing my hands - barely leaving the house and still get taken down."

Friday the 18th I text, "How you doing this morning."

Hobot replies, "I now have pneumonia. I found out through a Facebook post last night (on his sister's page) my Mom passed away a few days ago and they didn't tell me - family is such a weird organization."

I reply," Well that's not what I want to hear - you with pneumonia! I'm sorry about the loss of your Mom, my sincere condolences." Then we banter back and forth for a while, but even texting Hobot tires quickly. I close with "Stay positive, Stay Strong, Hope needs you!"

Next morning I text, "How you doing today?"

Hobot replies, "Rough, they keep threating me with intubation. NFW am I going that direction."

I ask, "What meds?

Hobot replies, "All these wires, hoses and tubes I'm plugged into keep getting tangled. It all sucks" He sends a picture, I will not share, showing the wires, hoses and tubes plus Hobot wearing the clear face mask of a ventilator.

I reply, "Holy phuck - stay elevated. What meds?"

Hobot replies, "Other then the meds I was already on... not sure all the new stuff. Oxygen level was at 96% and I dropped to 79%. Supposed to take off this mask to eat and drink." A bit more banter back and forth, then nothing till..."I just got a strong lecture. Stern lecture."

I reply, "From a nurse."

He replies, "From a Doctor. My daytime Nurse I'm not cool with. No bedside manner. Night time Nurse is way cool. Going back to sleep now"

The next day text, "How's it going this morning?"

Hobot replies, "My oxygen falls quickly out of the 90s when I take this mask off. They're dumping as much oxygen and meds in me as they can.  Nest step is intubation, which scare the hell out of me. There's no knowing how long I will be under. To be honest, I'm pretty scared.'' We banter back and forth a bit, then discuss his meds again. He finishes with, "This is a bit of an adventure I'm on. I just don't want to be put out and have more hoses and an intubator jammed down my throat"

I reply, "Stay strong and positive, eat and stay hydrated."

Hobot replies, "It's pretty hard. I have to work on my breathing. Getting a deep breath is pretty impossible - makes me cough. But I can tell I'm using my lungs more today then yesterday, when I was barely using 10%. The big push is for me to lay on my belly, so my lungs get more of a workout. So that's my next thing."

At this point I realize they're preparing him for intubation.

I reply, "We need you to stay strong mentally and keep fighting. They'll probably put you under so you can fight this better. Stay strong. Hope needs you to get through this." We bantered back and forth a bit, then he had to sleep and rest. 

They intubated Hobot. I've been talking with Hope, who talks with his Doctor daily since. Yesterday they were finally able to reduce the oxygen their giving him, and he's maintaining in the 90s by his own accord - but he's still intubated. Send good thoughts or a say a little prayer, even if you don't usually pray. Pics of Hobot doing bow at the 2007 Six-Meter King Olaf Cup sponsored by Port Madison Yacht Club aboard SOCKEYE. 

 

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Buncha old farts having fun in boats. I frigging love it!!!

 

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Yes.........when I had my COVID run (at home) my SPO2 (Blood oxygen levels) was always in the low 90's and dipped into the high 80's from time to time. Although the symptoms were hard to separate from the other COVID symptoms, dipping into the 80's was not without some minor impact. Wouldn't want to stay there.
You'd know better than anyone!  I have two pulse oximeters and an automatic defibrillator at home =/.  Being old sucks.  Hobot needs to get back on the bow of a boat.

 
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Charlie Foxtrot

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BEST Hobot!

I beat the damn thing, prolly thanks to an experimental drug called Bamlanivimab (aka Bam-Bam) I got as soon as I was diagnosed.  Immediately felt better.

All I can do is send you the very best wishes and prayers!  Get well soonest, we all need the Top o' the Page ta-tas!  And watch the post-Covid fatigue... it's VERY real and will take you off at the knees if you let it. 

 
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SloopJonB

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What a disaster for Hobbs - Covid, his mom dies and he doesn't even know about it and the Ed kills his wonderful thread.

He has to get better. I'm sure we're all thinking good thoughts for him.

 

Black Sox

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Boomer, thanks for starting this. Please share any news you get.

I don’t know the man but we exchanged some messages. If positive thoughts are any use, he’ll be fine. When/if appropriate please pass on my condolences on the loss of his mum.

 

Owen

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Thank you for sharing this sobering news, Boomer.  Hopefully he can gain some strength from the knowledge that many people from around the globe are pulling for him.

 
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