http://www.blogger.com/html?blogID=4316350785635987648 Cave Dwellings: Dear God..I didn’t say I was THAT bored!!

Everglades National Park, FL

Everglades National Park, FL
Loop Road

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dear God..I didn’t say I was THAT bored!!

  A little excitement here at the Cave Dwellings that started last Tuesday night…one week ago.  First, I got the Montezuma’s Revenge flu bug…Spent all day Wednesday alternating hovering over the commode (arse ON it) and lying comatose on the couch with a yuck tummy…Luckily for me it moved through me (LITERALLY)  pretty fast…McGyver thought he had dodged the proverbial bullet…not so…I share everything with the love of my life… 

Dennis succumbed Saturday, somewhat…He thought he had a mild case and was semi functional as long as he didn’t stray too far from the “facilities”…By Sunday he was “planking” on the couch…no food, and trying to get ice tea down…That night I thought he was turning the corner when he asked for some soup.  Little did I know that it wasn’t the correct corner…While we were turning off the lights and readying to go upstairs to bed, I wandered into the kitchen to find McGyver passed out in the chair in front of our computer…and I do mean PASSED OUT!..I patted his face and called his name, beat on his chest …(missed my chance to really whale on himWinking smile), and just about the time I was going to call 911, he came to…but, boy was he sick…and faint…and, I was sure, dehydrated…

Long story short, he knew we need to get some IV fluids, and I was fearful he would pass out on our way to the GMC…He was even considering an ambulance ride, but then said, “Call Kelly and Cindy”…(We are blessed to have our own personel paramedic and nurse in the family and they live only about 4 miles from us…Luckily, they were both home)…They helped us get to the ER and McGyver was pretty pasty..Cin grabbed a wheelchair and they whisked him into a bed and started IV fluids…His body was dry as a desert, and sucked that first liter down fast…They gave him a partial second dose and he began to feel much better…Take heed, people…This gastro-intestinal flu is brutal and keeping hydrated is very hard to do, but VITAL…Dehydration messes with all of your organs and especially kidneys…They did blood work on him and were satisfied that he could go home after 3 hours…I am happy to report he is now feeling fine, but he doesn’t want to be that sick ever again…I ditto that sentiment…Disappointed smile

We have had lots of rain here and the retention pond just down our street looks like a lake…

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Looks like you would expect to see a fishing boat out there…For the record, this is usually totally empty….and this is why our basement is still dry…God Bless the retention pond !!

I’m pretty tired of the gray days and cold temps so I am going to post some warm and Springtime photos …just to make myself feel better..Looking out the kitchen window right now is pretty depressing, and I certainly don’t hear any birdies tweeting, just a loud train horn.  That’s NOT what I look forward to when Spring comes and the windows are open…GRRRRSteaming mad

You can barely see his little feet tucked up inside his feathers…Sometimes my photos turn out better than I think they will.

SPRING…..BRING IT ON!

 

“If you think it is funny to drink apple juice out of a urine cup, you might be an ER nurse…”

23 comments:

  1. Neat photos. Not so neat in the dehydration department though. That was kinda scary. Didn't realise it could happen that fast.

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  2. Glad you're feeling better!! Joe felt like I was nagging him, because I was pushing the fluids down him. but he did thank me later. good you have nurses and medics in your family too

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    1. We are sooooo lucky for that!! But, if Kelly hadn't been home, 911 would have definitely been the next move.

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  3. Scary stuff, glad you were able to get him to the ER.

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    1. Yes, and he didn't even mind going..that's what scared me..Normally he would have dug in his heels and not gone.

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  4. Certainly is a rotten piece of luck having to be that sick. At our age & stage of the game just about everything now has to taken seriously in the old medical department. And it's not the preferrable way to lose weight either. Better days ahead.........

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    1. Dennis will be 71 April 1st, and my Mom, Dad and Uncle were all gone before that age...very scary, indeed. WE are blessed!

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    1. ...and here I was wishing for rain not snow..I take it all back.

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  6. You are so glad to have competent help so close, that is scary that you can dehydrate so quick. Glad to here Den is doing better. your friends Sam & Donna..

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  7. oh yuck! Hope you are all done with that stuff. Nothing worse… Love the bird and butterfly pictures. It should be warmer weather shortly…?

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    1. Thanks to all for concerns about McGyver...He is now fully recovered and back to the 2 mile a day walk...Al, you said it all..better days ahead!

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  8. Wow! Finding McGyver passed out must have been scary! I'm glad things have improved for both of you.

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    1. I was terrified...He does have cardiology issues, but it wasn't that...Thank GOD!

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  9. That didn't sound like a lot of fun, guys. Stop it at once!

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    1. Yes, sir..and ma'am..I actually thought our lives were about to change BIG TIME!

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  10. Just goes to prove, Dennis needs to drink more beer - gotta keep those liquids up.

    Must have been kind of scary for you, not to mention Dennis, with the passing out. Sure must have been some nasty flu bug.

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    1. The ER nurse said they are seeing lots of cases, and dehydration is usually why they end up in the ER...We just wanted to "follow the crowd"..:-)

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  11. Glad everything is okay now... really scary!

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    1. Thanks, you two...Amazing what goes through your head when situations like that strike.

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  12. Wow, sorry to hear about you guys being sick...no fun for anyone. Hears to feeling better and spring around the corner :-)

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    1. I gotta tell ya, Ingrid..it scared me to death...certainly puts thing in perspective..Live is precious.!

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