Monday, July 25, 2016

Not So Good Day ll

Okay, the previous blog was about a nice drive to our friend's for dinner. I threw that in (that was a week ago) so as to not depress you. The blog preceding that talked about my husband's crazy emergency trip to the hospital two hours away.That was Thursday...well on Friday night, the very next day, he all of a sudden started shaking all over and said he couldn't get his breath. I raced him back down to our clinic, where they discovered his temperature was 104 degrees. Yikes. Our local doc got him stabilized and said he needed to go again by ambulance to the hospital in Montrose. Wait, didn't we "break" the ambulance the day before? Yep, so they pull up in an old suburban....that apparently needs new shocks. They didn't have room for me....So I went home, and waited until first light to drive over.

The medics decided to take the short cut, a some what bumpy dirt road across the Ute Indian Reservation the way I am not making this up. It is very dark out there so they couldn't have the interior light on...they needed to be able to see. What they didn't see was Tom's IV came out. Being on blood thinners, he bleed all over the back of the suburban. Arriving at the hospital, they thought he was a accident victim.

To make a long story short. He has pneumonia. Not a serious kind, but they kept him this time for two days.
Why don't I have a picture of him in the back of that suburban? Well I do...but he so nicely (not really) mentioned that he did not want to see his picture on my blog.

So, I thought I would show you a neat picture that I took driving him home across that same reservation, which is open range,
  late Sunday.
Montrose is 100 miles away. I made three round trips last week for a total of 600 miles of mountain driving. So if you need an experienced driver, I am your gal.


  1. Wow. What a few days you've both had!

    Quite a beautiful animal.

  2. Oh my goodness. You and Tom have had quite the summer. I sure hope he gets better soon. Being sick in summer is miserable.

    Did you see my response to your comment about coming out for a visit? It was awful sweet of you to offer, but we have our grandkids with us and I'm sure Tom would not feel up to guests. Maybe next summer, we can plan ahead. Thanks again for the invitation.

    1. Sounds like a plan. Have a wonderful time!

  3. Dear Janey - I have been absent from the computer and am so sorry to learn about the (mis)adventures of your dear husband.
    I do hope that he is soon feeling back to his normal self again, and you can then both relax awhile on your veranda and take life a bit more quietly.

  4. Oh Janey, what a terrible holiday it is this time.
    You write rather laconically about it but you must feel very frightened about all this. Hope Tom will be quiet now for some time and take it easy. Wish you both all the best!

  5. I think it's time for you to stay in your home for the rest of your vacation holiday! You are a real trouper, and my sympathy to your DH--may he recover well!