We have that orange bug that Ron has wanted to restore for quite awhile. Peter wanted to help and thought it sound like a nice summer project. Ron got it in the garage and began to take it apart. It has been sitting for quite awhile and Ron started to get it ready to work on. He was wearing gloves. Something bit him on the hand and it must have injected the poison straight into the blood stream.
I was working on a rug, when he came in from the garage. He was white as a sheet, and his hand was red and starting to swell. We walked out and looked around and tried to see what it was, but we finally decided it must have been a black widow.
I grabbed my car keys to take him to a Urgent Care that is pretty close to the house. Now while you would think as many times as I go down this road, I would know just where it is. I didn't. I got lost. I could see it in my mind, and Ron was really having a hard time breathing and stupid me, I can't think. Finally it dawns on me that it is one street over. We get there and walk in and it is just another lady and us. ( I think that was really weird too.)
Everything intensified. The pain was bad before and this made it worse. They had given me another prescription but if you take the two together they will stop your breathing. The shot was already wearing off so he was having trouble breathing anyway. I gave him the other medication when two hours were past which caused its own problems. He never slept for 24 hours. I dozed when I could. We are now to Monday. The doctor said, it might take a week to 10 days for him to feel good again. He is sleeping now as I type this in a chair behind me. He has these sweats that are beyond anything I have ever seen. I know it is his body getting rid of toxins but it is a little like shock. I do not know what I would do without our kids.
I have had such a terrible time trying to think. His hands and feet are so cold.
I needed to share, because if you are a praying person, I would ask for your prayers for sleep. If you are not, I ask for kind thoughts. My devotional said this yesterday, " A prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. James 5:13-15
I am so aware, how in an instant, life can change.