I got up early Sunday and felt like I had the chills, so I went back to bed and covered up. The feeling did not get a lot better, and I took my morning pills a little late, and then I felt worse.
While trying to make it to the gentlemen’s lounge, I went down!
After recovering for ten minutes, I was up again, took two steps, and again went down, hitting my head with another thud! The wall was now dented!
By 11:00 am, Mary called 911, and they were here in four minutes! It turns out the paramedics are one and a half blocks away!
They checked me out, and the vitals were within range, but the BP was low! Low? It has been high for months! They recommended I get out from under the covers and wear a jacket as my temperature was elevated. They waived off the ambulance and went back to the station.
Mary put me on the reclining lounge chair in the TV/Living room, and my BP was dropping more and more. Robin came over, and when it hit 90/45, they put me in the car and off to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange. We got there after dark, and I was taken in almost immediately.
They gave me a CT Scan to check for skull damage since I hit the floor; they did x-rays and took a little over 5.65 gallons of blood!
I ended up being admitted. The girls stayed with me until midnight, ensuring I got into a room and all was well.
What a day!