I can't believe I haven't blogged since the 8th....so much has been going on here! Great nephew born on the 7th, he and mom is lots of distress....the 8th my sister Kathy had to visit the ER with a severe case of bronchitis and on the 9th, yep, it was my turn to drive to and spend 5 hours at the ER....I could not breathe enough to even talk, had to show my drivers license so they could treat me...it was real scary! I gained 20 pounds overnight! I got a phone call from my friend Jan just as they were taking my BP (220/114) (I never have high blood pressure, they always complain that it is too low!) so she headed to ER to be with me. They took me immediately to trauma and put a nitro patch on my chest, and put a halter monitor on...did a chest x-ray, EKG, I kept telling them it was not my heart, but my bronchial system and lungs. Oh joy, the fun of trying to find a vein for blood and IV....(I'm hard to stick without all the extra fluid)...this only took 5 times...and lots of ugly bruises...they finally used a vein finder and put the IV in my upper inner left arm where they put the blood pressure cuff! After calming a little, the doctor and I discussed what had happened earlier in the week with the visit to my family doctor for the asthma attack and the medicines prescribed. He started a breathing treatment for the next hour and a half, then did a CT scan of my legs for blood clots as my blood work indicated an elevation of something that might indicate I had one....! My blood pressure finally came back down to an acceptable reading so the ER doctor finally diagnosed a hypertensive episode from the excessive water gain and told me to dc the prednisone and was going to give me a prescription for a water pill, I told him I already take a mild one and would take it when I got home along with all my other daily meds. Wow, what a trip and so stressful, thanks to Jan and Bill for being there with me.
After I got home and got my daily meds out, I discovered I was out of the water pills and had been for about a week or so...don't know how that happened that the empty bottle got thrown away before the refill was picked up, but....that explained the excessive water gain...I had a friend pick up the pills at the pharmacy for me and dropped them by (I was too exhausted to drive by then)...for 2 days I kept running to the bathroom and all through the nights too..LOL...but the 20 pounds went away, my afib went back in sync and all is right with me again. The asthma got back under control without the prednisone and I am even off the inhalers again. So I now have a new system for my refills...this will NOT happen again.
This Thursday evening it started raining and has been raining almost non-stop since...it finally stopped after a shower this morning. (Hurricane Patricia helped send some moisture up to us) I still have lots of water on the driveway and in the back yard, I also need to sweep up the debris left at my front door from the excessive water....not sure how much our totals wound up but I know we got over 5 inches of rain in those 3 days....but nothing like the totals of 12-14 inches that fell just south of us...so much flooding that they closed Interstate 45 a couple of different times and a train was partially underwater there. Feel so bad for those that were caught in it and having to spend the night in their cars...all the rescuers worked so hard! We are still experiencing some troubles there, and some minor flooding in low areas around here with some rescues still happening. All my outside fur babies stayed nice and high and dry in their little homes....but I worried about those that were caught with no where to go but up a tree to stay dry! Poor babies! We desperately needed some rain as the drought had gotten to the severe stage again, but we didn't need it all at once. The cold front has pushed through and is pushing the rain eastward....and dropping our humidity and temperatures to more fall like.
Okay, on to more fun things...I did manage a little bit of scrapping time during all the high drama....LOL! Take a look at some of the pages I made!This one I created after little Wayne was born...don't they all look the same?
Neli was just perfect for this adorable photo of Eliza.....Annabeth actually has this violet toy...LOL!
Fecnikek is perfect for the photo of Hayden to wish her a happy 7th birthday on the 15th..she is growing so much and so pretty don't you think?