As you may have read in earlier posts, HERE and HERE, we had quite an eventful weekend. What started off as a typical weekend with the kids…aside from having to care for a child with shingles (that’s an entire post in itself), and Greg having to work most of Saturday…ended in total chaos. If you want details in a play-by-play fashion, read the above posts…this post is more details of what was actually wrong with him, and what happened/didn’t happen on Sunday.
After less than 4 hours of sleep, I woke up to an empty bed. To a feeling of heaviness and dread at having to explain to 4 sweet children that Daddy is in the hospital. The first words I heard this morning were from Trinity ‘Mom, where’s Greg?’ I nearly lost it. I texted Greg to call me when he woke up which resulted in an immediate call. So far the Dr. has had him on a drip that slows his heart rate hoping that it would return to normal rhythm on its own. According to Greg he is in A-Fib…I think that’s what he said. They are giving this until Noon or 1pm. If this doesn’t happen they are going to put him to sleep and shock him. I am terrified, and waiting for our friend to get here to watch the kids so I can go be with my husband. I feel as if I am in some sort of nightmare on the verge of waking but I just can’t make the push through the fog. The kids are doing okay. I explained he is in the hospital because his heart was beating funny and that the doctors are fixing him…that he’ll be okay. These words are for my benefit as much as theirs. I want to wake up.
There are few things scarier than seeing your spouse taken away in an ambulance. I experienced this reality check earlier this evening. We had enjoyed a goofy night with the kids…burgers & baked french fries, crazy gymnastics moves, singing & dancing to stuff on youtube, wrestling matches in the living room. After putting the kids to bed, we settled down to watch a movie. About half way through the movie, we pause it for a minute so he can get a drink. He goes into the kitchen, drinks a glass of milk, and comes out looking scared. I ask him if he’s okay. He says his heart is feeling funny…like it used to when he was a kid. (He had bouts of SVT when he was younger.) I attempted to get him to sit or lie down, but he was anxious about it and was pacing. I got him to stop for a moment and I placed my ear to his chest only to hear and feel his heart racing like crazy. We waited a few minutes to see if it would stop. When it didn’t, I called 911.
We recently had a family photo shoot at jclare studios. I was approached a few weeks ago about doing a review about this company, and I was thrilled. As you can probably tell just by casually glancing at any page of my blog, I LOVE PICTURES, so there was no thought involved in my (probably a little overenthusiastic) answer of YES! Before I get into my review of the actual session, let me give a little information about Jennifer Clare and ‘jclare photography studios’. jclare studios is a local studio located on main street right off the square. The website is simple, user friendly, and features her work in a nice clean design. There are also links to separate pages focusing on weddings, seniors, and the BLOG. Jennifer Clare has been a photographer for about 6 years, and is mostly self taught (which in my opinion is just as good as going to school, but that rant will have to wait for another day). Jennifer attends workshops, seminars, and classes throughout the year to further her knowledge and skills, and her camera of choice is a Canon. Okay…on to the shoot!
I will most likely end up ordering another print or two as a digital file so that I can print as many as I like…it was so, so hard to choose 6 photos out of so many great ones. There were somewhere around 90 photos, and these were my favorite. The ones I ordered actual prints of were the runners up…it was a very narrow margin though. I actually changed my mind on a few during our ordering session.
I put the smack down on Walgreen’s this week. I made 3 separate trips because I was trying to get a specific item that they always happened to be out of. I may try once more before I head out on my vacation weekend. =) I also did pretty good on our grocery shopping this week…only went over budget by $10 and that included buying 3 Christmas presents.
Deposit yard sale money…over half way to my laptop!
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