On Wednesday, I finished setting up the winter village. One of the figurines (an ice skating couple) fell and broke and I decluttered it rather than trying to hot glue it together. I did hot glue some other bits and pieces such as a chimney that had broken off on one of the houses. My winter village started out with nine mini houses that I bought during an after Christmas sale, one year, back in the early 1990s, I believe. Over the years, I added individual pieces when I found them on sale. None of them are pre-lit, but they each has an opening for a light bulb, so I set them on top of a strand of lights; the extra length of the strand of light gets wrapped around the mantel.
M was here, today, to tend to the garden. He brought me a small set of onion starts, which he planted for me. He discovered that the raccoons had uprooted one of the newly planted mums, some of my paperwhites bulbs, and dug up something else at the back of the garden! I told him that the neighbor's chickens were also seen scratching around in the back, yesterday! At least we don't have the rabbits, this year! M helped me to clean the spots on the sliding glass door.
Aunt C called again to ask about my daughter and we chatted for quite a long time, again. Later in the evening, I called friend R to check on her.
My daughter said she felt the same as she had done, yesterday. She didn't have a fever, but, she had a slight headache and cough. She had the last of the mac and cheese and a serving of the miso soup she had made for lunch and cooked some pasta with pesto and turkey for her dinner.
Then, later in the evening, she experienced difficulty breathing and like a hard band across her chest. She took a puff of her asthma rescue inhaler and felt like her throat was closing on her. She got worried and called 911 and she said that while she was talking to the 911 operator, she started feeling a numbness, tingling, and cramping in her hands, feet, and face! She said she was finding it difficult to talk with the 911 operator. The 911 operator sent the paramedics and stayed on the phone with her until the paramedics arrived. When they arrived, my daughter couldn't get up from the sofa to open the door for them! She said she couldn't feel her feet under her. So, with her permission, they broke open the door lock! They checked her out and her pressure was fine, she had no fever, her lungs were clear, her oxygen level was 100%, and she was hyperventilating!
The paramedics talked to her, asked her several questions which she was able to answer, and got her to slow down her breathing. Eventually, she felt better and they asked her if she has ever felt an anxiety attack. She had said no, never, and they told her that she had just experienced an anxiety attack! They had told her that physically she was fine and there was no need to take her to the hospital, but, she should call her doctor in the morning. After they left, she notified the building management about the broken door lock and called me.
I had no idea that she was having a panic attack, but, I had just texted her to ask how she was doing! Maybe I felt that something was not quite right? She said she received my text just as the paramedics left!
We chatted online the rest of the evening. She did a Covid test shortly after midnight and she tested positive, but, the paramedics had told her that she is probably no longer contagious. She will test herself again in a couple of days.
Today, I am grateful for:
- My daughter is physically well; it was not a heart attack, worsening Covid symptoms, or stroke, etc.
- 911 emergency services, an operator who stayed on the line with her, and paramedics who responded to her call
- Being able to video chat with her
- Phone chats with family and friends
- M tending to the garden for me
activity experience is knowing that my daughter is physically well. I am hopeful that she will be able to consult with her doctor and find out ways to handle any future anxiety attacks.
I have no firm plans for tomorrow. Some housekeeping and card making, I think.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?