12/4/15 You take my breath away

I knew something was up when Jamie stopped breathing at one in the morning due to an asthma attack.

I was happily snuggled in with Mom and Dad – my rash is almost gone – and Mom had shut the bedroom door. Erik was out at a meeting that was running overly-long, and she didn’t want me pouncing on him when he finally did come home. On meeting nights, he will often go out for a bite to eat with his co-workers, and Mom didn’t know when to expect him.

Everyone else went to sleep. Suddenly, Mom was awakened by the sound of retching and choking.

Wondering who was being sick outside her bedroom door, she kicked off the covers and flung the door open to find Jamie clutching his throat in the hallway. His eyes boggled and he was very red in the face. I jumped to the floor and lay very, very, still.

Quickly Mom grabbed an inhaler and administered an emergency dose. Dad was frozen. Jamie took a few gasps, and in a twinkling, Mom had the nebulizer hooked up. “Do you still know how to do that?” Dad managed to squeak out, incredulously. Jamie hasn’t had an asthma attack in almost 8 years. It was extremely frightening. I swear, I didn’t move a muscle, I didn’t get in the way, I didn’t try to kiss anyone. I knew this was a dangerous situation.

It took some time, but eventually everything went back to normal. I didn’t go back on the bed until everyone else was settled in.

Mom and Dad barely slept a wink all night. They took turns checking on Jamie to make sure he was OK. I stayed by their feet and monitored the situation.

Today, Mom sent Jamie to school with an inhaler in his pocket and his backpack.  It’s always better to err on the safe side.

Woof! Love, Maggie


14 thoughts on “12/4/15 You take my breath away

    1. maggie0019 Post author

      Jamie had an incident in the deep end of the swimming pool earlier in the day. He has swim in school until the end of December. I think the swimming thing caused the asthma attack. I can’t believe it, either. Now there is another leak in the ceiling. I am ready to crack up…or take a very looooong nap.

      1. hitandrun1964

        Are you kidding me? Another leak? LIz you need a long vacation, alone, on an island, with people taking care of your every need for at least a year. I don’t know how you do it. OMG you can’t catch a break.

      2. maggie0019 Post author

        lol! I tend to agree. 🙂 this tiny leak is about a foot and a half from the old one. I’m calling it “the nipple”. I thought it might have been from the shower, so I cleaned everything and sprayed it with a couple of coats of “flex seal” (it’s Hoover Dam in a can!) but….the ceiling still needs a minor repair. I just have to laugh or I will cry.

  1. Deziz World

    Weez so glad everything be okay now. Mommy has dat asthma too and knows how scary it can be. Sendin’ purrayers this dusn’t happen again.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi


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