Just note about my life threatening experience on the morning of 3/29/12. This was extremely frightening thing and,for several minutes (about 10-15) I
was not sure I was going to be able to get to a phone to get the immediate 911 help I needed.
Seriously, I kept collapsing and losing consciousness. I could not, at times, even manage to make my body more!! I was,literally, on the floor for
most of the 10-15 minutes or so it took me to get to the area the phone was....THEN, I could not reach the phone hanging on the wall. It was then I
began to talk to God. Because I had no strength to lift myself up off the floor!! It was, also, then that I KNEW if I did not get to that phone....I
was going to die. I was in serious trouble and knew it.......
By His Grace, I was able to throw myself up enough to just knock the phone to the floor. It took forever - it seemed - for me to pick it up, dial 911,
and then wait four or five rings before they answered. All I could talk was a couple of words at a time by now and said 'On the floor'. I was not
able to get the address out when asked. But they told me where I was & I managed a 'yes'. She immediately said she was dispatching paramedics and I
was getting worse quickly.
My fingres were so swollen, I could not bend them. I was going in & out of consciousness. Then I heard my words slurring extremely bad as I tried to
say with dispatch. My dog was with me and all I could say- with extreme effort - was 2 things. 'Please don't break the door down' and 'PLEASE do not
let my dog get out'. Just able to get out 2 words at a time - very slurred - I guided them to a window I, again by God's Grace,had left open a few
inches that night. (I usually close that one). 1 guy got in and let the firemen all in the front door....which set off the home alarm. Though, I was
so out of it,I really did not notice. But they told me how loud it was and asked how to turn it off. So again, with extreme effort, I told them about
the control on my keys in my room. They grabbed it and turn the alarm off. Funny.....they brought them with us- locked the house - and even grabbed my
One guy, I begged to close the sliding door to shut my dog up in the kitchen so he could not get out of the front door. He did that for me.....then
more issues arose when they got me into the ambulance. They needed to get an IV into me to administer Benadryl and IV epinephrine. But,for the first
time in my life, they could not find a vein that would not collapse!! This was because of the extreme swelling thru out my entire body. They monitored
my heart rate because my BP was dangerously low - thus the reason I kept fading in & out. I was still in some serious trouble.......but was getting
pure oxygen as my airways had started to make breathing very difficult. What an experience!!! And, they even told me my slurring was worsening much
more. I wondered if I was having a stroke by this time. But I knew, as soon as all this started, it was that anti-biotic - I took 20-30 minutes before
I was able to reach 911 - that had started all these possibly life threatening reactions in all my body's systems and I KNEW within minutes I was in
At that moment, when I ask for God to help me with the phone on the wall I could no reach.....I KNEW I did not want to die!! Anyway, at the hospital
they got the IV going and started all the mandatory meds to counteract what was happening to me. I was in & out for several hours. Then, finally, I
started to stabilize after 3 and 1/2 hours on constant oxygen and medications - tho my BP was still very low, it was up enough that I was out of
danger. That and the swelling had drastically started to subside and I could talk much better. When the doctor told me I was stabilized enough to come
thru this, he asked if I was up to going home. HELL YES!! I hate hospitals stays!!
So they discharged me with distinct directions of how to monitor myself with additional meds. My throat is still swollen because it is very difficult
to swallow the pills they gave me - even as I type this........
So, I am home and going to be okay - by HIS Grace, I believe - because He is not ready for me to go yet. I have more I am suppose to be doing. After
Mom passed, six months ago, I wasn't quite sure why I was suppose to continue to 'be around'. This experience has the potential to change my entire
life!!! I MUST hang on to that!!
So.........I thought I needed to share this with people I know. Some much better than others. Many who have been a great help to me during the trials
of my life over the last 18 months. THANK YOU!!! Thank YOU, MY Lord.......how can I,now, be of service to You???
Below is the medical explanation for what I experienced. Though, it states most have 1-3 of the main symptoms.......I had experienced most,if not them
ALL! And, by God's Grace, am here to share it with you.
edit on 2-4-2012 by Gemwolf because: Removed all caps title