Isolation

@AmbiePam (49886)
United States
March 11, 2018 8:30pm CST
Some of you may remember my post about my nephew, Hudson. I had a cute picture to post, but for some reason my Kindle won't let me add an image (feel free to suggest reasons why that is). Anyway, he's adopted, and has fetal alcohol syndrome. So his latest surgery was removing his tonsils and adenoids. After they took him home they had to keep him in 14 days of isolation. So the entire family couldn't leave the house together for two weeks. My brother-in-law would work from home a few days while my sister took their daughter to physical therapy (also adopted, Amyra was premature, but she's almost completely "normal" with a few exceptions: physical therapy is required because she prefers to walk on her "tiptoes", as being premature affected how tight her hamstrings are, and walking on the soles of her feet is not completely comfortable). Of course, then only one parent would go to church with Amyra, and the other couldn't leave the house. No matter what, Hudson couldn't leave home. The isolation ended yesterday, and they all went out to dinner to celebrate. I asked my sister if not going outside bothered Hudson, and she said he didn't even notice. It made me wonder how long you've been purposefully kept from leaving a place. Friday, because of concrete work, I couldn't leave my apartment for 12 hours, which wasn't bad except that meant my dog couldn't either. Being sick we've all obviously been confined for days, but how long have you been isolated out of necessity?
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@JudyEv (130708)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
I had three days confined to my cabin on the Queen Mary II when I caught a tummy bug. That confinement seemed a long time after the first day.
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
12 Mar
Being on a ship must have made it so much worse.
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@JudyEv (130708)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar
@AmbiePam It was a bit weird really as Vince was allowed to come and go as he pleased.
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@GardenGerty (101841)
• United States
12 Mar
When we first moved and I had not taken a job and had no car I felt very isolated to this little town.
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
12 Mar
I bet!
@snowy22315 (51332)
• United States
12 Mar
I have been snowed in for a few days at a time. That would be the longest I guess. You do get a bit stir crazy though, at least I do.
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@1hopefulman (31707)
• Canada
13 Mar
When I get a could I stay inside till I'm better which could last 5-7 bdays.
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@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
13 Mar
That's a very long time. Accept my sympathy.
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@1hopefulman (31707)
• Canada
13 Mar
@mydanods When I get a cold I wish I could do like the bears, go to sleep and wake up when it's all over. Thankfully I don't get too many colds.
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@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
13 Mar
@1hopefulman Thankfully.
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@andriaperry (56677)
• United States
12 Mar
Usually just a couple days and I was sick with the flu.
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@TRBRocks420 (81237)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Mar
That's awful and, we have been stranded for days at times.
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@Courtlynn (55720)
• United States
12 Mar
Why did he have to be isloated? From having that surgery? If so, I've never heard of that before, and have had at least 6 kids I know have that surgery. So that's interesting.. Never been confinded to home unless you count having to wait at home a few hours for comcast, or about 4-6 hours four maintenance people here to fix something. Lol. Otherwise, just last month for around a week when I was sick with the flu. And willingly, by just not wanting to go anywhere many times. Lol
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@Courtlynn (55720)
• United States
12 Mar
@AmbiePam kinda like the hole in throat thing if you smoke too much? If so, my dads sister had that but as adult from smoking alot. Scared the crap outta me. Anyways, thats sad he's gone through so much
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
12 Mar
@Courtlynn Yes, like that.
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@Courtlynn (55720)
• United States
12 Mar
@AmbiePam oh boy
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@jaboUK (54877)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar
That's good that Hudson didn't notice. I can't remember not being able to leave my house.
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
13 Mar
As long as he has his sister to entertain him he seems to be good.
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@peavey (16856)
• United States
12 Mar
After reading some of the responses, I guess I have been isolated, but I didn't think of it that way. Blizzards kept me in for a couple of days a few years ago and I was in the hospital 5 days last year. That's about it, though other than a few times when the car was in being repaired and I couldn't go anywhere. I hardly noticed, though, since I don't go much anyway
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
12 Mar
Yeah, I didn't really consider the weather scenarios.
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@BelleStarr (39631)
• United States
6 Apr
I was confined to a bed in the hospital with my 3rd son for over a month, it did seem very long.
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
12 Mar
When I was a kid, I think the longest time was two weeks when I got the chicken pox. As an adult I do not remember if I was every obliged not to live the house. I do not think so.
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@Shavkat (65169)
• Philippines
12 Mar
When I had my volunteerism stunts in Tajikistan, I live in an isolated area.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25840)
• United States
12 Mar
I can't recall ever being isolated.
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@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
12 Mar
I get confined to my room the whole day any day I am off work. I don't go out except to go pick my meals in the kitchen.
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