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Hello dear hav lovers and friends!

I try not to get too 'personal' here on the forum as I know it is 'public' but wanted to share with you all the brief struggles I have been going through as I am a VERY open person (sometimes too much! LOL) and don't like to keep things to myself!

For the past several weeks I have been vomitting off and on, days at a time, then it would go away, then I would be throwing up again. Last Friday night I started feeling sick to my stomach at the same time i noticed my lips starting to hurt. Over the next 20 minutes I broke out in hives everywhere and realized i was in Trouble when my tongue started swelling up. My 9 yr old son asked me if I wanted him to call 911 (smart kid) I told him no, that I would be FINE. (Tillie isn't stubborn, but I sure AM! LOL) I called my husband at work and told him what was going on and that he needed to get HOME NOW. I heard my husband come in the front door and I got up and went into the bathroom, he came in just in time to catch me and slid me down the wall as I passed out. He sat me down not realizing I was actually unconscious and went to get the kids ready to take me to the ER. He came back to the bathroom and I was slumped over unconcious on the floor. At this point he called 911 and I was taken by ambulance to the ER. I regained consciousness at some point in the ambulance but not before briefly hearing my dad (who passed away Nov. 2010). Later I learned that they could not find my pulse nor my veins to even GET an IV in my arm... I'm assuming that is when I heard my dads voice.
Anywho... There was no cause found for what happened, other than low Potassium, but that wouldn't have caused the hives?? They kept me in the Er for about 6 hrs as I had a very hard time coming around and being able to communicate. My husband and kids were with me the whole time.
I went in for a barage of testing yesterday and will hopefully get the results sometime next week. I also have to go in to have an Endoscopy done to figure out the vomitting issue. My Dr ran tests to check for cancer as well as ulcers and we'll get the full picture after the endoscopy. Not sure when that will be yet.

Thankfully my mom was able to come up as she lives about 2 hrs away and help me with the kids and Tillie. Poor dog, when my husband called 911, he put her in her crate, she hadn't eaten dinner, didn't get a chance to go potty... once I became conscious I was so worried about her! LOL she was a trooper, but I felt horrible knowing she was STARVING!!

Anywho, we don't know what caused the life threatening Anaphylactic reaction and I know have to carry an epi-pen at all times. I am hoping the allergy testing will show something, but don't know if it will.
I am SUPER weak and having a heck of a time recovering from this and on top of having the stomach issues have been 'down' for nearly 2 weeks.

Tillie has been a trooper through all of this (albeit a STINKY trooper since she needs a BATH!) but yesterday she started not wanting to go on walks with my husband. He got the leash out and she just layed there looking at him. He took her anyway and he said she was barely walking along....? And then today my mom just left to go pick up the kids, and Tillie didn't want to go and she LOVES to pick up the kids, one of her HUGE highlights of the day...?
Do you think this is 'normal' and that she is just concerned about me? Or could it be more, maybe that she hasn't gotten much excersize or mental stimulation and is lackluster about things that she has always loved before? Or is it just because she wants to do these things with ME like we always do?

Anywho, thank you for being there for me.

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post #2 of 70 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 05:15 PM
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T'ammy, so sorry to hear this . I wouldn't doubt Tillie is picking up on your behavior. Gosh, I hope they can come up with some answers for you. This sounds totally out of the blue for you . Have you had anything similar before.? Keep us up to date, and I will definitely say a prayer for you. Hugs Dave .

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Hugs, Tammy, I am so sorry that you are going through this.

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Yikes! Hope you feel more yourself soon..

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Oh my, I really hope you feel better soon!
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Ohh Tammy, I am so sorry this is going on. I hope you get better soon and it is nothing too serious. I will be praying for you. Of course, I think Tillie wants her partner back to do the things she loves to do. And we hope that will be the case soon.


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Wow, I hope you get a quick diagnosis and a speedy recovery. Feel better! Don't underestimate the amount of rest you need.
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Oh No!!what a scare for you and your family!! I hope they come up with some answers for you and that you can recover from all this quickly. Gall bladder problems perhaps?? I would imagine that your kids want their Mom back to normal as well as poor little Tillie. I am positive she is just reacting to your illness...things are not normal in her little world....they are creatures of habit. Whimsy gets the same way when I am having health problems etc. She knows something is just not right.
The important thing is for you to get better!
I'm glad you have a Mom that is able to help out. Come to think of it...you haven't been around much the past several weeks. I'm so sorry....keep us posted!!

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Oh, Tammy....you poor thing!!! And your family must have been scared to death! What a concerning time. Here's hoping you get your strength back and begin to go in the right direction. Many, many good thoughts coming your way!

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Tammy,
How frightening! It's so darned hard to wait for test results, too. Sending you very warm wishes (wish I could offer a little peace of mind with them)
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