Friday, 26 February 2021

Gramma Camp – Week 24 Wednesday

 Izzy popped out of bed at 7. She had to wander down the hall to check the time. I was in the bathroom. We'll put a clock in her room. She had a fun virtual visit with her friend, H., before school.  I nagged her to make her bed and do her teeth before the school helicopter arrived, or "Momma will rip my head off!" to quote Grampa. He is a card. 

Grampa went for his quarterly PSA test. He was successful, booking it online last month. The results came in on Thursday. All is good. We'll keep up the treatment plan. He met someone managing his prostate cancer for 12 years. JB began antiandigens in 2017. He has small veins, and he always has to remind them to use the butterfly needle. It took two tries. The poor man. 

The test results came back the next day. They are good, no change.

I'm still playing Scrabble with Caitlin online. Can you tell I like math and graphs? 

Despite the forecast, we had 2 mm rain, topped by about a cm of snow. 

It is snowball snow!

  Isabelle was having fun in the snow. 

She made a snowperson. She fetched some conifer cones from under the spruce tree.

  Close eyes, after the after dinner show! ( ♪♫♩ Old Macdonald had a farm!)  They were filled with a few smarties. 


Ontario is finally getting it together. We've an Ontario schedule for vaccines. JB will be in May. I'll be sometime later. The fooferaw online is awful. Complaints all over the place. Politicians getting shrill and bitter. Journalists asking stupid questions. Gen. Hillier was outlining the plan, and they said they were clueless about what he just said. We've had month to prepare for this, and we've just heard that our Premier is delegating all this to our 34 healthcare networks. This makes sense, but surely they should have been prepared for this earlier. 

They've vaccinated people in long-term care, and retirement homes. The next step is tricky. People 80+ will be signing up online. Unfortunately, there are issues with access and transportation to the vaccination centres. 

Here, in the boonies:

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Sites Begin

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Heath Unit, along with many community partners, are pleased to start providing COVID-19 vaccine at on-going community clinics in Kemptville today, and Almonte on Thursday and in Brockville and Smiths Falls in the next few days. All appointments are booked ahead of time and there are no walk-ins. Read this news update on our website.

Onward and upward.


DUTA said...

It looks JB has got the right kind of treatment. I also know some guy ( husband of a former coworker} living, and apparently living quite well, with prostate cancer for over ten years.

William Kendall said...

I don't anticipate being vaccinated before the end of summer.

Tom said...

...the rollout of the vaccine hasn't be smooth to say the least.

Anvilcloud said...

Is G's urologist Dr R? If so, he will be retiring in a few months. He doesn't yet know if there will be a replacement.

Anvilcloud said...

I wonder how CP got left out wrt hospitals. It's bigger than SF, Perth and ALmonte and growing but doesn't have a proper hospital, and even the new one if it ever comes about will be a med centre. And now, no clinics here.

DeniseinVA said...

Playing in the snow, such fun! So glad to hear test results came back good We are still waiting down here in our part of Virginia for vaccines. It’s going to be a while. Enjoyed your post. Your header shot is fabulous!

RedPat said...

I heard Hillier on the radio this morning and none of it made sense to me. I am not sure if he even knows what is going on. If the over 80s start to register on Mar 15 how are some areas giving out appointments and giving shots today to the same group?

Jenn Jilks said...

@Anvilcloud, we go to Dr. C. in Ottawa. He was referred by a dr. in our area who works out of Smiths Falls and Perth. Dr. C is the surgeon. He's an amazing young man. I quite like him. He is brilliant.

Red said...

I think everybody will have a long sad story over getting appointments for covid shots. I know I do but I will be getting a shot Mar. 6.

Karen said...

How do seniors who aren't computer literate sign up for their jabs?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Yeah for a plan to get shots and of course a good result from a PSA. Have fun with the girls!

Kay said...

I'm so glad to hear that JB is stabilized. Fingers crossed that everybody gets vaccinated. I'm scheduled for a little over a week and a half from now.