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Scared to Death

Monday, September 08, 2008

Okay, this weekend was going to be tough to handle. I knew that going in. Oh, not because of my diet, but because of the crazy schedule.
Friday Football Game 2 1/2 hours away
Saturday County Fair starting @ 8a.m.
Sunday Get everything back home and situated

Well begining Friday night everything that could go wrong did. I've never been so scared for my son. He was playing football, he lives to play football! Anyway, the last play of the game the quarterback hollered at the coach to call time out because "Taylor can't breathe!" As soon as I saw him on the sidelines I jumped off the bleachers and was there. He has asthma and I had several inhalers with me. He took a few hits off of his inhaler then I noticed he was shaking like a leaf! He was barely able to stand up so I had him sit down. The game was over then and the Coach wanted to call 911 but Taylor said no. His Dad went with him to change and when they came out he was white as a sheet. He was still shaking violently and his left arm was swollen about 3 times its normal size. Needless to say I was freaked out! The shaking got worse and after a few questions I realized the child was suffering from Hypoglacemia. ((very low blood sugar)) The combination of low blood sugar, asthma and pain from the arm injury was coming together to create a horrible delimia for his body. We took him to the E.R. and they confirmed my thoughts. It was very scary and he was really week all weekend. Scared me to death!!!!

We got home from the E.R. about 3a.m and by the time I got everyone in bed it was almost 4 a.m. The alarm went off at 6:30 a.m. and the day of working with the goats got underway. My daughter did very well getting second in showmanship, 2nd with Vixie, 2nd place with Autumn, and 2nd with Jewel. She did very good. Saturday night I was so tired that I do not even remember showering.

Sunday we got the goats home and fed and bedded down and worked on the pens a bit. Then actually got to relax.

Just another crazy weekend at my house! Never want to see Taylor that weak again!!! I'm not sure what I need to tell the Coach, although I know it won't do any good!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I just noticed your blog. Sorry it has taken me so long.
Hope your scare is all over and your son is on a more even keel.
I'll be saying a prayer for you.
Hugs, Alice

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SHOOTIN4STARS 9/8/2008 8:54PM

    Wow! That is scary, but I'm so happy your story has a happy ending! You handled that situation amazingly well. Thank God you were at that game with those inhalers.

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CONSTANCELG 9/8/2008 2:05PM

    I am so glad your son is recovering, asthma can be scary all by itself but with all the additional stuff I can understand your fears. Congrats for all the wins at the fair how great is that??? Good luck with your everyday trials and tribulations, you will win mom of the year!
Rock on Rockette!!! emoticon

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SHELLREED 9/8/2008 12:52PM

    man you need a break today.. send them all to there perspective destinations and take a deep breath!! and get ready for next weekend.. hahaha.. keep on keeping on!!!

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STACEY-P 9/8/2008 12:33PM

    Whoa! That is enough to get the heart racing!! Glad he is okay! emoticon
WooHoo to you daughter for placing!! emoticon
Okay now you can breathe a little!! I am breathing sighs of relief for you. emoticon

Comment edited on: 9/8/2008 12:31:35 PM

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PHILSPHATWIFE 9/8/2008 12:04PM

    wow that is very very scary. i'm so glad he is o.k. and woohoo to your daughter for placing second. i bet you're glad the weekend is over!

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