September 15, 2010
The seminar was very informative and I learned much. There was also good get-togethers with both old and new friends. In addition, I learned how to work all the systems on our little travel trailer (hot water, electricity, water, toilets, etc., etc.). For the most part we were just having a great time and fun with the participants in the event.
Then Sunday morning, at about 5AM, Cora woke me up. "Call 9-1-1", she said. She was having trouble breathing. She has asthma and its normally well under control. Not this time.
Now, Cora and I don't really have much of a reason to have a cell phone. We spend most of our time together, so we don't need to use a cell phone to keep in contact with one-another. And for the most part we spend most of our time at home, where we have the 'land line'. So here we are at a camp sight fairly isolated from civilization with no direct contact with anyone. Fortunately, most of the others in attendance did have cell phones. So one of our friends got rousted out of bed at about 5:15AM and assisted in getting a call into 9-1-1. Fifteen minutes later, the Medics arrived and Cora was soon out of danger.
They did decide that she needed to be taken to the nearest Emergency Room, so off she went. I buttoned up things at the camp and with the three pups, proceeded to follow the Medics to the Emergency Room. She was given some meds, given an X-Ray and blood was drawn. Fortunately, all was in order and I had her back home and in bed by 9AM, a mere four hours after this incident began.
It is interesting looking back on the events of Sunday morning and reflecting that there was never any consideration that I was going to loose Cora. It was just a matter of following a logical set of steps to get help to her. I knew that it just wasn't 'Her Time'. But, what was brought out is how strong she really is. Sure, she took longer to ask for help than she should have but she did.
She really had only a minor risk of death, but it did bring home the fact that life is precious and we should make the most of every single moment of it. And I love my Wonder Woman. Very, very much.
P.S. We will be getting a cell phone, if only for emergencies.