lifeonswanpond (lifeonswanpond) wrote,

The Good, The Bad & the Unbreathable

No post yesterday.... But there are good reasons....

My Grandson became sick yesterday... Cough.... stuffy nose.... sneezing..... flushed..... didn't want to eat..... not wanting to nap either....

It was windy yesterday just like the day before... and the ash had to be flying.

I took him to the ER as recommended by his physician.  I took the information that TVA had given me, as well as a MSDS sheet about fly ash. 

He had to endure a nasal wash & suction, x-rays, monitoring of his oxygen levels.  The conclusion?  Irritation from the fly ash, specifically airborne. 

TVA is aware, and we are currently at a local hotel.  The Doctor recommended that he not go home... we not go home....avoid the area altogether. 

I didn't realize how I would feel once someone told me I couldn't go home.  I didn't sink in until this morning.  Due to the stress and the lack of sleep... I began to meltdown.  "don't go home"....  keeps rolling through my head. 

No, we didn't lose our home to visible damage.... but we can't go home.

I will post later today if I can get back to a computer... Thanks to Rebecca for letting me borrow hers for the moment.

Tags: ash, coal, harriman, hospital, roane county, sick, swan pond, tva

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