Decisions

@sallypup (51532)
Moses Lake, Washington
November 24, 2022 10:20am CST
Hubby said he was steady enough to get down the stairs and out to the car. Are you? I finally called for an ambulence. He slept. Three burly EMTs showed up. Gawked at the house for a second then asked if it was me that needed a ride! Me bent over my cane. No. In the house. Upstairs. By then I'd woken hubby, advised him to get some clothes on and headed out to manage the dogs. I felt it was worth every penny, having burly EMTs in front and behind hubby on the narrow old wooden steps. SO......2:30 afternoon until just midnight we were in the E R. Most of that time we waited. Hubby ended up having high blood sugar levels. Low magneseum and something else. Bladder infection. He was given Ringers so he must have been dehydrated. And a list of docs that have to open their doors to him. The lack of medical care in this county is frightening. He also received an injection of Benadryl to help him with the nausea. I didn't know that Benadryl helped with that. These days I generally don't drive after 9 pm. So getting us home last night in one piece at midnight was a slow chore. There's a turn off that could have landed us on the freeway, headed to Portland, Oregon. Zero traffic. Thank God. I just missed that total goof. I hope everyone has a grand pigging out day with family. My cats are fed and medicated. I may get a quick doze then go drag plastic Santa from the shed. I need his silly cheer.
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@DaddyEvil (102941)
• United States
24 Nov
Sitting in the ER isn't a good start to a day, nor a good end to one, either. Uhm... I'm wondering if a downstairs room wouldn't be better as the bedroom? If there is a downstairs room that would work for that.... I'm glad you made it home okay last night.
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@marguicha (196349)
• Chile
24 Nov
@sallypup I have used 2 or 3 times a futon before I decided that it wasn´t for me I sleep at Dixie´s in what used to be her mother´s room with a real bed. The room with the futon has a better TV but I would need a crane to pick me up.
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@DaddyEvil (102941)
• United States
24 Nov
@sallypup I wondered about that when you guys were moving into the house. I'm glad you've got a room that can be a bedroom downstairs.
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Nov
@DaddyEvil I agree with you totally. We have a downstairs room that is supposed to be my office. I think we goofed when we bought a futon for that room. Probably should have gone with either a day bed or a single bed- would have made my days a whole lot easier. Later we would buy a larger bed if we end up living downstairs totally. Hubby was right when we bought this house. He insisted on having a room upstairs made into a bathroom. Total blessing.
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@rebelann (102902)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Nov
I'm so sorry that's happened to the two of you, hopefully you both won't have to spend anymore time in the hospital Did you get a chance to have a good meal at least?
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@rebelann (102902)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Nov
I made us chicken thighs as well but mine have the bone in for the broth ..... I'm doing fine, the kritters are getting along better now but yesterday Tuffy really got hurt so now he's avoiding Roscoe.
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Nov
@rebelann Oh no. Is Tuffy going to be okay??
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Nov
@rebelann This morning's French toast was tasty. I'm baking some boneless chicken thighs. Hubby wants some broth from that. How are you?
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@askme123 (5843)
25 Nov
Good to know your hussy got the care he needed. What were the warning signs that let you know he need to get to the hospital quickly?
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@askme123 (5843)
25 Nov
@sallypup Oh my.I understand.
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Nov
@askme123 Hubby had been getting worse over a period of about a week. Yesterday he started talking quite frankly about dying and well, sleeping without waking up. He had gotten to where he hated to eat. He refused food. Things that had been of interest now made him gag. I did not know how long he could go without real food.
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@JudyEv (293676)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
That sounds a very difficult situation for you to be managing on your own. I hope hubby will recover quickly for you.
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Nov
@JudyEv It's been a lonesome week. Thank you for your concern and well wishes.
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
25 Nov
Oh my goodness! That was scary about your husband! I hope he is feeling better. And how are you doing? I guess your Thanksgiving was far from good.
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Nov
@LindaOhio Sweet you. Hubby sounds stronger this morning. I have been a paid caregiver for people and animals. My busy brain won't quit. I am very tired but okay.
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
26 Nov
@sallypup I'm glad that hubby is better. He's still in the hospital? I'm glad you're doing OK. All the fur babies OK too?
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Nov
@LindaOHio No. Both of us went home about midnight. My Mom and her angels got us home in one piece. Fur kids are fine.
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@CarolDM (198367)
• United States
24 Nov
What an ordeal. That is too bad about the medical care in your area. We should all have good access when needed. So glad you made it back home safely. I hope he is feeling some better today. A smile to you from my home to yours. I hope today is better for both of you.
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Nov
@CarolDM Thank you for your good wishes. The sun has beat back the freezing fog so its a pretty day.
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@CarolDM (198367)
• United States
24 Nov
@sallypup You are so very welcome. Enjoy your nice day. We have rain headed this way. It has pushed temps up to the 60s for now.
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Nov
@CarolDM 60s sound nice and comfy.
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@celticeagle (139616)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Nov
I didn't know that about Benydral either.Hope all is okay.
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@wolfgirl569 (64937)
• Marion, Ohio
25 Nov
Glad you made it home safe and really hope he starts feeling better. Now you know some of whats happening at least. Santa should be able to help.
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@noni1959 (9237)
• United States
25 Nov
Medical care is so bad now. I'm glad you made it home safely. I hope things get better for you both.
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@just4him (267793)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Nov
I'm glad you got home okay at midnight. I hope your husband continues to get better.
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@aninditasen (11090)
• Raurkela, India
25 Nov
Wishing your husband a quick recovery. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving.
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@Hannihar (124598)
• Israel
25 Nov
@sallypup Good thing you went to the ER. That must have been something and so glad you got home safely.
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