The recent cover stories in USA Today, beautifully depict the potential spectrum of disease and the implications of human vulnerability to pandemic flu and specifically the H5N1 avian flu strain.
Of those that fell ill, half ultimately required some assisted care. They were placed in infirmaries or makeshift hospitals in warehouses, wharfs, and military barracks. In today’s world, they would qualify for hospital care or home health nursing.
18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
To exacerbate the problem, this fresh water is not evenly available to the population. For example, the average American uses more water in one shower than most third world people use in a whole day. Nearly one billion people lack access to safe water. More precisely 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies, approximately one in eight people. Further, two and a half billion do not have improved sanitation, that is, a means to separate drinking water from waste water.
Stuffed animal toys are a favorite for children and adult collectors. Children know the true value of a stuffed toy when they hug them close and carry them wherever they go. Stuffed toys are there when a little one is sick or tired. Stuffed toys go on car trips and lay in hasta karyolası listening to the scared whispers of a sick child. The cuddly pillow-like bears, dogs, cats, dinosaurs and more, are a security toy that will only become more popular over time.
My disease is called Isaac Syndrome, do not feel bad if you have not heard of it, most doctors have no knowledge of it either. It is a neuromuscular disease which affects the entire body and is chronic. Among the symptoms is chronic pain. Chronic simply means it will not go away, unlike our carpenter friend who hit their thumb and experienced acute pain, mine is chronic.
Some of the other things we did that I didn’t expect, was: How to walk a patient; how to let a patient fall to the floor without causing injury; how to help a patient with multiple tubing get in and out of the bed. With every exercise, humility went with it. Yes, I was doing things I never dreamed of; but, it was helping people. At times, it was helping people help themselves. That was some of the first things we learned in nursing school…back in the day.