Sunday, October 17, 2010


Hope you are having a blest Sunday...we woke up to drizzly cool weather...and the newspaper says we are in for a dry winter...a little hard to believe when its rained twice this month already and its just October.

Alan had some trouble with his blood sugar level Friday so we spent Friday night in the emergency room..actually Friday night and Saturday morning as we didn't get out of there until 7 a.m. went in at 6:30 in the evening until the next morning...it wasn't a big emergency but something that needed to be checked....we didn't get into treatment until almost midnight..he got some needed fluids as he was dehydrated and then a prescription for more medication...as we went to the county hospital, they are helping us get some low cost insurance which is a blessing..He feels fine but yesterday was a blur as we both were so tired from being up all night.
The emergency room was very busy and it was interesting seeing what was going on... I prayed quite a bit for others who were much worse off then ourselves. It was alot like some of the shows you see on TV. What impressed me was that certain employees were assigned to watch over anyone who came in by themselves for treatment. They sat with the person who was being treated, watching over the monitors and making sure they were comfortable...a difficult job as it was a 12 hour shift. They never left them except for breaks when someone else would sit in. God bless these people!

It was very cold in the emergency area..so cold that that nurses were giving everyone blankets...we kept being handed blankets and wrapped ourselves like two mummies in the hallway...there were no beds available so Alan got his IV in the hallway which was ok...but even with the blankets we were cold...The staff called to the dept. which handled the heating and cooling but it seemed to get even colder...especially in the early hours...
When we finally left..we went to McDonalds for breakfast..and ate in the car as the restaurant had air conditioning blasting....we did just the opposite and had the heater on in the car to warm ourselves up..we were both chilled and shivering...

I am hoping we don't have to go through that experience again...we have the paperwork for the insurance and will be going back to the hospital to turn it in...we found out the  hospital has a family clinic, where he can go for regular visits if we can't find a doctor that will take the insurance so God is working..I can see His Hand throughout....the care he got was excellent. No pain with the IV insertion either...
Today we are resting...doing some yard work as its cool...His blood sugar level is back to normal...with the additional medications he has always been able to keep it under control in the past....we bought a new meter and he was pleasantly surprised how pain free the testing is going....a lot of improvements in the new meters. He tests himself twice daily.....his finger looks really good too...almost healed completely..thanks for your prayers.....
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