... went to my sister's place for an elongated weekend in another province... ..... so I wasn't able to visit any WOYWW desks....sorry for that. ...I'll do a few as I can this week and be more 'with it' next week. What am I saying? I mean this week! Yikes!
It's Tuesday already....now I'm totally lost on time altogether...acckkk! oh, well.... blame it on my lack of marbles. I just hope I don't lose the last three or I'll be done for.
The lilacs there were in full bloom...we are a few weeks behind... mine only just have buds and more greenery than last week...but, not fully leafed out even now....look at these! And, so fragrant..... mmmm....
Hardly took any pics, though .... too much happening...not the least of which was my poor sister having to go to hospital in an ambulance because she was weak, dizzy and nauseous at 4 a.m. She has had a pretty stressful time of late so I was taking no chances...we called the ambulance. Better safe than sorry as they say....the para meds checked her blood pressure ... high..... her heart rate... slow....only 53 .... listened to her chest and practically threw her in the ambulance. She was gone in less than 6 mins. after they arrived.. panicking about her horses and cats. I assured her I could feed them til she got home and off they drove. Shocking and scary. ...for us both. I kind of just stood there rooted to the porch for a moment.... wondering what the hell had just occurred in the space of so few minutes of our lives.
They gave her fluids and monitored her for a few hours...and then one doctor had her roll on her side...then her back..then the other side and when she almost vomited.... decided she had ear crystals....... and showed her a trick to more or less get them into a better position within the inner ear. She could immediately stand without falling over and with almost no nausea. A miraculous little trick... but it doesn't totally fix things. It'll be days to weeks to months...and apparently, because of her previous brain injury...maybe it will never go away.
I remember someone telling me a few years ago there is a video on youtube about a manoever to help the dizzyness... Dix-Hallpike manoever I think it is.... there are several different methods of rolling and extending head over the bed etc... and various names for each according to whose method it is and for what specific purpose they use it. There is more to it than just crystals methinks after reading about labyrinthitis and crystals.... however...it got her home and she did a lot of resting for another whole day..not herself at all. Very weak and unable to do anything.
She will be at the doctor this week for sure to get a complete check up.... you can imagine I was almost afraid to come home.
Cleo wanted to come home with me....I'm sure she did. You know how they love suitcases.... and she was happy to show me that her fur colour went with everything....