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Emily update

strangexgirl still doesn't have any electricity. They did get their water back, although they're under a boil advisory, and they got ahold of a camp stove so they can have some hot food and drink. The temperature's warmed up enough down there that most of the ice has melted off, and the utility crews are making some progress. The power company actually called their house today to ask if their power was on -- a sign that they're getting closer.

Now for the newest twist: Emily was very sick all day yesterday. It sounds like a bad case of the stomach flu, similar to what my daughter and her family went through a month or so ago, although under the circumstances we couldn't rule out something involving food or water. I'll leave out the details, except to say she was getting dehydrated from not being able to keep anything down.

However, as of last time I talked to her she'd been drinking some Gatorade and, while still queasy, has been able to keep some of it and some crackers down. I think she's on the road to recovery, but let's all keep her in our thoughts and prayers. Hopefully she'll both be feeling better and have power, and be able to make contact with the rest of the world again soon.

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3goodtimes
Feb. 1st, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Goodness that's rough. My heart goes out to them. *sends healthy, warm vibes and virtual hot soup*
ozma914
Feb. 1st, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
I hope she can hold the soup down now! Of course, virtual hot soup is a little easier to keep in than the real thing.
kazzy_cee
Feb. 1st, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Poor Emily - somehow I missed the original post where you let us know she and her family were without power! It does sound like she's on the road to recovery - and I hope that the water/power situation is sorted out soon.

It hard for us who live in a fairly mild zone to appreciate the difficulties a hard winter can bring!
ozma914
Feb. 1st, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
I hope it's sorted out soon too -- I'm worried about her, and I can't do anything but sit up here and worry. A hard winter can be really ... hard. :-(
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ozma914
Feb. 1st, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
Yep -- I've always said she's one in a million, and this time she's one in a million without electricity. :-( I'll send that love on -- she seems to be a bit better, but she's still in the recovery stage.
petzipellepingo
Feb. 1st, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Sending along healing vibes and electricity back on vibes as well.
ozma914
Feb. 1st, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
They're both much needed!
curiouswombat
Feb. 1st, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
Oh poor Emily - it's being a long hard winter.
ozma914
Feb. 2nd, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
it sure is, isn't it?
desdemonaspace
Feb. 1st, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
Hope life gets back to normal soon, and I'm sending virtual hot medicinal tea.
ozma914
Feb. 2nd, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
I'm sure she's appreciate it! She was able to hold down some soup today.
enigmaticblues
Feb. 1st, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, that sucks. I hope she feels better soon, and that their electricity is restored.
ozma914
Feb. 2nd, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Thanks, me too.
lmzjewel
Feb. 2nd, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that Emily is sick and I hope that she will be feeling better soon. And I also hope that she will get her electricity back soon.
ozma914
Feb. 3rd, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
She's feeling a bit better, and is now keeping some food now -- and has temporarily moved in with a friend who has electricity.
spikereader
Feb. 2nd, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Poor Emily, hope she's feeling better today, and that their power is back on very soon.
ozma914
Feb. 3rd, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
Her power's still out, but she's temporarily moved in with a friend in Paducah, Kentucky, where the power's a bit more reliable. She's keeping some food down now and has had a hot shower, so she's doing a lot better.
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