Last week took me places that I had no idea I’d be going!
Tuesday I left work a bit early and went to Juli and Dan’s wedding. There were tornadoes in some places and down pouring rain in other places. It had been raining off and on all day. But the rain stopped long enough for them to do pictures and do the wedding ceremony. The wedding was held in Minneapolis at the Rose Garden. It was very pretty there. Juli and Dan seem very happy.
I was intregued by this really neat turtle fountain at the Rose Garden. I have lived her my whole life and I did not know that such a place as the Rose Garden and the other gardens around Lake Harriet even existed.
So, Wednesday. Wednesday on my way home I wasn’t feeling so good. I started having abdomen cramps about 5pm. I was in a rush to get the dogs pottied and loaded up to get to obedience class on time. I figured the cramps were due to the large amount of fruit that I ate for lunch and I figured it would pass by the time I did the hour drive to class. I was getting off 35W at my exit to Forest Lake and the pain was getting worse so I decided to head back home. I called my mom and the tears started flowing. I had been in a lot of pain for awhile and I was starting to get scared that something was wrong. Mom suggested that I go to urgent care so I did. They made me wait an hour to get in. Then it was 8pm. They closed at 9pm. The ran blood tests and gave me some GI Cocktail thing to drink and did a UA. The cocktail did not work and all of the tests came back just fine. Since they were closing they said I could go to the ER or get a prescription for Vidodine and go home and then see my doctor tomorrow. I opted for the Vicodine route as I did not want to go sit in another clinic for 2 hours for nothing. Karl arrived just as I was leaving and we drove home together. I also remembered that I had Vicodine in my bag from the CPE Nationals – just in case. So I took some right away. They said to take 1-2 pills every 6 hours. I took 2. It helped for 3 hours as I was able to doze off but then I’d wake up again. Finally at midnight the pain was getting so bad that I got up and put my shoes on and went downstairs to announce to Karl that I needed to go to the ER. So he drove me to Mercy. They got us in pretty fast. The nurse saw us fairly quickly. As he was leaving I asked him for some pain meds. He said the doctor would be in “in a few minutes”. There is no such thing in a hospital. Time has a new meaning. I got physically ill from the pain while I was waiting for the doctor and I was dry heaving. I don’t remember the order of events but they had me drink some stuff in Gatorade. Then 30 minutes later I had to drink some more stuff. Then they did a CT. Then I had something in my stomach to throw up so it didn’t hurt as bad. On the CT they only found that my small intestine was inflamed. So they figured I had a virus in there. They also found a spot on my liver. They did an ultrasound the next day on the liver and my other organs and it was all good. Just some blood cells. Once they started giving me drugs I was able to fall asleep finally. I was exhausted. They had decided to check me into the hospital but were waiting for a room to open up. I woke up at 8am and told Karl to go home. Karl went home and took care of the dogs and was able to get a few hours of sleep. About 1pm they moved me to a room. It had a window and was more spacious than the ER room which was refreshing. I slept alot. Karl came to visit me about 5pm. Dad and Dianna came about 8pm. They all left around 9pm as that is when visiting hours ended. I had started to eat a little bit Thursday night. The doctor figured it was safer to keep me overnight just in case and I could go home Friday morning. Friday morning there was some miscommunication so I was actually there until 3pm. I was starting to go a bit stir crazy by then! I figured that was a good sign. When Karl came to pick me up, he brought Copper along with him. The dogs were happy to see me but no happier than if I had been at work. That shows how comfortable they are with Karl. I guess Copper did look for me a bit out the window. And Thursday night when Karl put Letty in her bedroom kennel she looked on the bed for me in case I was hiding under the covers. Karl did great! He took care of me and the dogs and the house. I can’t imagine how hard it was for him to see me in so much pain and not be able to do anything about it. It was so nice knowing that he would take care of everything and I just had to worry about getting better.
Unfortunately, Thursday night the dogs missed agility class again. 😦 They also missed obedience class Wednesday night. 😦
Friday night we attended the MMBC club meeting. It was pretty laid back and short. I presented summaries on the March CPE trial and the CPE Nationals.
Saturday we slept in til 9am! Then we went out to breakfast as I was craving French Toast and bacon. Later we went to Juli and Dan’s wedding reception at their house. It was nice and relaxed. We stayed for about 2 hours then headed home. We were able to stop at Eagle Brook and attend the 6:05pm service on the way home too. As the day wore on and things were moving along in my body, I started feeling worse. We stayed home the rest of the night and I went to bed really early. I slept 10 hours!
Sunday we got up a little early. Karl went with to training so he could post Letty for me. We brought her, Vada, Narc and Copper just to get them out of the house. Karl did a great job! You couldn’t even tell it was his first time. Letty did well. She was a bit jacked up since she hadn’t been worked in awhile. She gets exhausted really fast since she puts so much into it. I think she just needs more conditioning. Really, all the dogs need more conditioning. I had decided to drop Seven’s agility class after this block is up. I will keep the 6:30pm Masters handling slot and alternate Seven one week and Vada the other. They trial more in the summer and they need more conditioning so I thought a week off would be good. Plus, Tracy planted that seed about mats and it’s always in the back of my mind. Really, I should be working them at home in the yard on our equipment more anyways. Anyways, we had a nice relaxing day chatting at training and watching all the dogs make progress.
Sunday afternoon/evening we went to Nancy’s wedding. I have never been to a wedding where the wedding and reception were in 1 room. It was really neat. Very elegant. It was nice to see Nancy sooooo happy. That was a pretty relaxing evening too.
Today is Vada’s 8th birthday! Where does the time go? She is such an awesome dog! I hope that I am doing right by her.
I have no idea what is on the agenda for tonight. A doctor’s appointment on the way home but that’s all I know for certain. Leslie can’t come to train tonight and next Monday is the 4th and the following is the Denise Fenzi seminar so that brings us to the 19th. Maybe our contacts will be done by then. 🙂