This and That Today

First up, it is still cold and wet here, just so you know.

Next up, dad is still improving and likes that he is now in a room on his own, when Sandy spoke to the nurses yesterday they said that it looks like he will go to the rehabilitation ward at Belmont hospital in the next few days. This is not something Sandy is keen on unless they also send mum to the same ward because she doesn’t like the idea of having to visit two different hospital.

Next, we have mum her surgery went well, I spoke to her last night she sounded tired but alright in a moderate amount of pain, today they will get her out of bed standing up not walking just standing. Before Sandy took mum to the part of the hospital she needed to be at for her surgery she took her to see dad, she took mum in woke dad up as it was only 5.20am and when he saw mum dads eyes light up and he was so pleased to see mum and her him. Sandy said they were like teenagers holding hands and being so happy to be together.

My parents not only are still in love but they enjoy each others company.

Yesterday saw my youngest daughter sick with a fever and headache as well as some vomiting, because she was feeling sick she decided to order food via Uber Eats well that failed after nearly an hour after the delivery time they cancelled the order as they couldn’t find a driver, so then she ordered pizza but was told it would be an hour before it arrived, she should have just made toast.

After two days off work Tim is now back at work thankfully he has Jessica’s car because his bike is at the mechanics but since it is still cold and wet I am pleased he has a car instead of the bike.

My eldest daughter and her family have gone to Queensland for a funeral, her partner Michael’s uncle passed away last week.

Here in Australia our big supermarkets are getting rid of single use plastic bags, replacing them with multi use plastic bags which cost 15cents per bag, this has annoyed some people but I like the new multi use bags they are larger and fold up pretty small so easy to carry in your handbag or pocket. I have been using my own bags when shopping for many, many years.

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Dangerous creatures/ Irukandji Jellyfish

Irukandjii jellyfish

Another cold wet day here in Newie, Tim is off work again as he came home on Sunday afternoon feeling unwell and he went to the doctor yesterday and was given a doctors certificate for two days off work, yesterday & today.

My mum went into hospital this morning for her hip replacement tomorrow I should be able to give you more information.

Today’s dangerous creature is a small type of box jellyfish called an Irukandji jellyfish it can be the size of a finger nail in the bell with tentacles that can be up to a metre long. Unlike the standard box jellyfish which is usually found in shallow water this one is generally found in deep water.

If you are stung by one you need to seek medical attention pretty damn quick as being stunk can bring on Irukandji syndrome which is a condition induced by venomization by the sting of some box jellyfish.

The symptoms consist of severe lower back pain cramps, sweating, anxiety, nausea as well as other more fatal symptoms such as cardiac arrest.

So not good to get stung by it.

Irk info

Did you know No:19

Damn it has been a cold weekend and start to my Monday, I changed the heater in the lounge room from a bar heater to a small fan heater which works better and have moved the bar heater into the bathroom.

Tim is off work sick today, with a sore throat and will go to the doctors at midday to see what they have to say.

Dad was sounding less sick when mum spoke to him yesterday afternoon this was nice to hear from as I have been worried about him.

Now to this weeks five did you know facts

When Beethoven was ready to write music he would start by pouring ice cold water over his head to stimulate his brain, weird

It takes light from the Sun 8 minutes and 17 seconds to reach the Earth, I will have to trust the scientist know what they are talking about.

If a car could drive in space it would take it 30 million years to reach our nearest neighbouring star, ok if you say so.

There are 30 Lego pieces for every living person on Earth

Months that start on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in it

I spoke too soon

Good morning well I spoke to soon about dad, so much for him improving he was taken back to hospital yesterday morning by the ambos. He was so unwell he vomited about 5 times, each time Sandra tried to get him to use the oxygen as his oxygen level was around 76, it did finally go up when he was at the hospital but when he was being moved from the ambos stretcher/bed to a hospital bed it dropped right down again.

We do know the Xray he had last Friday showed a cracked rib and fluid in the lung, mum rang the Dr’s yesterday morning to get the results only to be told that his doctor wouldn’t be in till today and they didn’t know if anyone else could look at the results.

Well while the ambos were there Sandra rang the doctors surgery and told them the ambos wanted to know what the Xray showed, this triggered a changed in attitude and they couldn’t be more helpful. Someone from the surgery rang mum yesterday afternoon to see how dad was doing, she told them he had been taken too hospital and wasn’t in a good way at all.

Sandra of course went with dad to the hospital and she went back yesterday afternoon, she had to leave and go get her girls from school.

I am expecting mum to ring me this morning with an update.

Creatures= Honey Bee

Hello everyone, I am feeling good again today, woke up in little pain and that I like, it is another cold day but thankfully it isn’t wet today just cold.

Today is Tuesday and that means it is Australian creatures day and today I am telling you about the humble honey bee, as you may or may not know the honey bee is not native to Australia. Now the honey bee is both common and can be deadly to some people.

When a honey bee stings a person its barbed stinger remains in the person but it isn’t just the stinger left behind but also part of the bee’s abdomen and digestive tract as well as muscles and nerves. What this means to the bee is that it dies after it stings, that sucks for the bee.

Generally if you are stung you will suffer a sharp burning pain and some minor swelling but if you are allergic you may have more swelling and if you really allergic it can cause severe breathing problems as well and that can be life threatening.

You may have heard that bees are dying out, this is not a good thing because the bee performs a task that is vital to the survival of agriculture, pollination in fact one third of the worlds food supply is pollinated by bees, so without bees us humans wouldn’t have much to eat.

So yes the honey bee can be deadly to some but they are so important.

Did you know No: 18

Good morning Australia and the world, what a great morning it is, yes it is cold and wet but for the first morning in weeks I have woken up with little pain in my knees, I don’t just feel awake I feel alive and oh so good.

My dad is improving slowly but is still in a lot of pain but not taking pain relief on a regular basis even though mum is telling him he should.

Anyway here is this weeks five did you know facts…………..

Used car dealers can buy a bottle of “new car smell” to make their second hand cars smell new.

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows as it was fashionable in her time to have them removed.

When a dolphin give birth a midwife dolphin often attends, the midwife helps push the baby to the surface for its first breath, how do they know that

For some time chimpanzees have been taught sign language, that fact most people know but did you know that the original learners are teaching it to younger chimps and that it is believed they have conversations among themselves.

In research where horses were taught to work light switches, they consistently proved that they preferred a night-light by turning the switches on after dark

Dad’s Arm

Dads arm

This is a photo of my dad’s arm it was taken  yesterday by my sister Sandra when dad was at the doctors to have the bandage on it changed, parts of it was still bleeding properly from falling again on Monday night.