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|Sun, 11-29-2009 - 5:21pm|
I had a reaction while we were at the zoo Friday night. My stomach didn't feel that great when we were driving to the zoo. We got to the zoo and went straight to the line for Santa. As we were standing in line I started feeling light headed. I told Chance I was going to sit on a bench nearby and to keep and eye on me. After a few minutes I really felt like I would pass out, so I called dh over and told him that I needed an ambulance. He called 911 and I told him to use the epi pen. At this point I was laying on the bench because I could not sit up. After the epi I was able to stand up and dh decided I should walk to the entrance of the zoo. We got to where the ambulance was, and, of course, the medics weren't there because they were going into the zoo by the side entrance (there were too many people at the main entrance for them to go that way). Medics got there and started asking questions and working on me. The took my blood pressure (90/palp...my systolic pressure is usually around 125-130) and started an IV with a HUGE needle. Chance says my lips were blue when I was in the ambulance.
While the zoo keeper was trying to let the medics in the gate, one of the wheels rolled over her foot and they thought she broke it, so she ended up needing to go to the hospital, as well. The medics that were taking care of the zookeeper asked my medic if I was stable and they could transport both of us. Not good when the medic said "not really".
I was in the ER for a couple hours. Felt pretty good yesterday, not so much today. We were able to go back to the zoo last night for Zoo lights. Much better outcome the second time.
So, I will be contacting National Jewish on Monday to see how quickly I can get in. In the mean time, I need to make sure I start wearing my medical alert bracelet. It would have been bad if I had been alone with Arionna.
Thanks for listening to me ramble.