SHTF Update – Mrs Jarhead

Hey Everybody,

Thanks for all the comments and well wishes. Mrs Jarhead is still very sick and still in the hospital as of today.

It’s been confirmed as viral meningitis. The hospital staff has been fantastic and she’s receiving the best care possible.

Thanks again for all your prayers, well wishes, and positive thoughts as my family goes through this trying time. They are truly appreciated.


12 comments… add one
  • j.r. guerra in s. tx. July 3, 2014, 8:23 am

    I’m glad they have the disease pinned down – I hope her recovery is quick. Hope you and your kids are doing fine – when Mom is gone, the household just isn’t the same. Have a pleasant 4th of July.

  • Leon July 3, 2014, 9:45 am

    Best wished for a speedy recovery!

  • Pineslayer July 3, 2014, 9:51 am

    Scary stuff Jarhead. I was unaware that it could be spread from skeeters. Best of wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

    I have not really put much thought into stocking bug spray, that will get rectified.

  • MtWoman July 3, 2014, 10:10 am

    So sorry to hear this Jarhead. Is there anything I can do from here in N Texas? I am sending healing thoughts to your wife, and support to you.

    And yes Pineslayer (and everyone), bug spray is essential!!! I make sure I have plenty on hand and USE it. Mosquitoes carry all kinds of nasty things, as do ticks and fleas, etc. Here in N Texas, I use DEET, as “chemical” as it is. It’s the only thing that seems to keep the critters at bay.

    BTW…I have a “dedicated” set of long light-colored cotton pants and long-sleeved shirt, that I keep sprayed with deet and in a plastic bag. When I have to be outside, I whip them out and put them on….ready to go. After washing them, I re-spray and put back in the plastic bag.

  • Kate in Colorado July 3, 2014, 11:17 am

    Oh…bad illness. So very greatful the diagnosis is in and treatment underway. I send prayers for healing and peace in this time of trouble. This should prompt us into understanding just how quickly serious disease can impact our lives. It will be much worse within the confines of survival living. Please learn all you can about the vectors of disease transfer be it rodents, insects, or what we carry on our own hands. Have pleanty of repellants, traps, and disinfectants available. Know what infective agents are common to your area and be alert to new pathogens found in your area. Once introduced into a system with no natural immunity, a new pathogen can and wll spread quickly. It goes without saying that everyone should have a few doses of several differnet antibiotcs stored.

  • highdesertlivin July 3, 2014, 11:30 am

    wishing a speedy recovery’ to Mrs jarhead.

  • Anonymous July 3, 2014, 2:51 pm

    Again, I hope she pulls through quickly – hospitals are not a whole lot of fun ….

    On another note, this came up in the news today. I wonder if he is a secret prepper who’s taking things to a bit of an extreme in your neck of the woods :-)

    • Jason July 3, 2014, 3:14 pm

      oops – the comment above was from me.

  • Jason July 3, 2014, 3:47 pm


    I am a bit of an information/research junkie & found this link to be fairly thorough & you may want to read thru it to get additional background & methods to solve the problem. I found some very interesting (to me) information about viral meningitis.

    A friend of mine is a doctor (internist) with an additional PhD in microbiology & always tells me that the path for solution is through probability. He is one of these guys that comes from a lineage of doctors going back to Moses – so it seems. This is why I like the link above because it narrows things a bit.

    Once again, I hope your wife is well into the healing process.

  • Mrs. B July 3, 2014, 8:16 pm

    Prayers for her my friend. Be patient with this one. It can take awhile to recover.

  • MtWoman July 7, 2014, 9:19 am

    How is your wife, Jarhead?? I’ve been wondering…..

  • Mike the Gardener July 9, 2014, 9:13 am

    God Bless to you and the Mrs. …. God Speed!


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