I haven't written a new post this "year" so I thought I might share with you how our new year's eve was spent!
We got up early and Hubs was so excited to spend the morning in his shop with a project he been trying to put together for months!
He went down to his shop to get a fire started in his wood stove to heat up the area so he could get started on a wonderful all-day "shop" day! His idea of a real fun day! Bless his heart!
I was still working on putting away Christmas decorations (finally finished today....you'll understand why as I go along) and was in the garage working. I didn't hear Hubs come in the door until I came back in the house and hear him hollaring from our bedroom. He was saying something about "orange juice" which is usually the signal that he is having a sugar low and needs some juice quickly.
However, by the time I got back to our bedroom he was violently shaking, foaming at the mouth and fell flat in the floor, hitting the armoire in our room and was OUT! I had never seen him like that and I was in full panic mode. I couldn't put anything in his mouth because I was afraid he might choke. I have never called "911" in my life and I was shaking and crying so much I barely could use my phone.
Two very nice men from our local fire department showed up first. Of course, they couldn't do anything but help me wait for the ambulance. I'll have to back up and say that while I was talking to the 911 lady, it dawned on me that men were coming to our house and we would probably make a trip to the hospital and I wasn't dressed! (well, I did have on my PJs but certainly not ready to go out the door!) I quickly threw on some clothes, socks and shoes before they got there. It reminded me why I should get up EVERY morning and get myself dressed 'cause you never know what you will be doing!!
Before long( it seems like a long time to me but probably only 15-20 mins) the ambulance showed up and the paramedics took over! Thank you, Linda and Philip, wherever you are! I was so happy to see you!
We got to the hospital ER around 9:30 a.m. and stayed till around 2:30 p.m. when they put him in a room. He had tests but nothing really showed up but the ER doctor didn't want to let him go until they did blood test every 6 hours and look for markers for heart problems. He did have a stent put in last year. Let me add all the staff in the ER and the hospital were just wonderful! So very helpful!
So we ended up staying from Saturday morning till Monday evening! On a holiday week-end, trust me, the hospital is like a mortuary! Too quiet but you still get no real rest!
Finally, the cardiologist came in (after we had waited all day to see him) and said they could do a procedure on him the next day if he wanted it. Hubs declined the kind invitation to stay over yet another night and have something done that he didn't feel warranted.
It was good to be home! Hubs is fine and has a follow-up appointment with his local doctor in another week.
That was last Saturday. Today he was in his shop doing what he loves to do and I am so thankful to the Lord for taking care of him! In the meantime, I have been to the hospital everyday this week except Thursday visiting with church members who were having surgery or test. The hospital and I are close friends!!
You can always look around and see those who are in much worse pain than you are. We pray for so many who have serious illness right now. And there seems to be so many lately!
Reminds me of a good verse to remember in times of trouble: 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
" For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes NOT on what is seen, but on what is UNseen. For what is seen is TEMPORARY, but what is unseen is ETERNAL! "
I thought this was funny in the paper today!