Friday, we were out walking when H began developing some chest pains that he had been experiencing for the past couple of weeks. Being typically male, he pooh-poohed the notion that he really should go in for a checkup. I insisted, and took him immediately to the clinic where I work. When we yell "chest pain" at the clinic, everyone pretty much stops what they are doing and tend to the patient. H has never had so much unwanted attention in his life!
Being very thorough, the doctor immediately hooked him up to the monitor and stuck all those nasty little sticky things all over his chest and legs. Now, H has a very hairy chest and although they did do a bit of shaving, the things still caught lots of chest hair. They did one EKG at the clinic and after noticing that his blood pressure was quite elevated despite having given him meds intravenously, they decided to transport him via ambulance to the hospital 16 miles away. He was not amused.
We spent Friday night in the hospital and as you can well imagine, neither of us got any sleep. The nurses and hospital staff were so nice, but despite their best efforts, H was not to be consoled and I finally asked the nurse to give him something for his anxiety - he was literally climbing the walls. However, throughout the entire ordeal, he never lost his sense of humor, and flirted outrageously with the nurses despite being poked, prodded and pricked with needles all night long.
To make this very long story short, after 5 EKG's, 5 or more blood tests to determine that he had not had a heart attack, 2 MRI's and a stress test, he was pronounced fit as a fiddle. Seems that his blood pressure meds were not doing what they were supposed to do, so he was sent home with another prescription and a clean bill of health. We are eternally grateful and exhausted.So, I missed the Garden Bloggers Day, but today I am posting a few pics of the yard, along with a few others.
Life is truly good.
The Pink Dahlias are hanging in there despite some very cool nights.The Gloriosa Daisies have been blooming non stop since late July
The Mandevilla Vine has beautiful flowers, however, I was a bit disappointed in the amount of blooms on the vine. Hopefully, I'll be able to overwinter them and get more blooms next year if I fertilize them more often.
Last evening, Spike and I heard a noise out on the deck. I turned on the lights and Spike and the raccoon came face to face!
I think the raccoon outweighed him by about 25 pounds!
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