A true friend defined

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  1. whackichic

    whackichic New Member

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    I had a pulmonary edema on the 6th due to the procedure I was having and my lungs absorbed the fluid they use to get the hysteroscopy thing around. I was supposed to be there for 3 hours and ended up being there 12. I picked Biz up that Sunday from Napa and Gabbi stayed for her training. I went to my dr on the 9th since I was still coughing and couldn't catch my breath and he sent me to the ER for a CT to find I have blood clots in my lungs - a pulmonary embolism! I was admitted that day. I had left Biz outside thinking I'd be right back w/an inhaler or something. The dr came in and said youre being admitted. I said what about my dog? He said that's the least of my worries, this is serious and can be fatal. (The original clot was found in my left leg) I called my friend, who works graveyard and she came right over and picked him up and has kept him all week. I was released yesterday after 5 nights in the stupid hospital. She is going to keep him a few days longer since I am still coughing and slowly getting back to normal. Thank God Gabbi was in Napa in that training class. She is keeping her til I am ready as well. Talk about timing.
    I can't even believe all this happened. Now I am on that coumadin for 6 months and a blood test every week. Here they are Biz & Stevie - they look ok together don't they? I'm so glad I had him neutered.

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    If she doesn't define friend, I don't know what does.
     
  2. SisMorphine

    SisMorphine Your Mom

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    I'm so sorry you're going through this, but what a fantastic friend you have! It's nice to know that someone has your back.
     
  3. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    I'm glad you're alright!!! That must be scary to go through! And what good friend you have! I'm glad both you and your dogs are ok! Now let's keep it that way!
     
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    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Oh my! I'm so sorry to hear of your complications. :(

    I'm so glad that you have a true friend that you can turn to. :) They are a rare find these days.
     
  5. whackichic

    whackichic New Member

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    Ha, I just found my old post and that insensitive friend who said enjoy the vacation is the one who dropped everything and came and got him.
    Now I feel bad I said that! http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56770

    I TAKE IT BACK!!!!!!! if only she knew then it was no vacation!
     
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    I'm very sorry you're having to go through this, but I'm glad you're ok now though! Your friend sounds wonderful. :)
     
  7. ToscasMom

    ToscasMom Harumph™©®

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    Holy Cow, that's scary stuff! I am glad you are on the mend. I am glad you have a real friend. They sure do come in handy during times like this don't they?
     
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    Glad things worked out for you ! Take care of yourself !!
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    I'm glad you're okay and I know your four legged friends are so happy to have you back home.
     
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    Very scary. Hope you're feeling better soon!!!
     

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