summer, life, & dogs

Monday was the first day of summer.

It was also the day my mom called me around 6 o'clock while she was still at work and said she had a really bad headache. A really really bad one. At first she just said she wasn't sure if she should drive herself home and then I casually suggested the Emergency Room (because my mom doesn't go to doctors, let alone ever want to go to a hospital) and Yeah. Yeah, I think that might be a good idea, she said. I knew it was a pretty serious headache then.

Her blood pressure had been high for the past week (that we know of, maybe/probably longer) and although her family doctor had given her some medicine to lower it, it had done nothing. Once we arrived at the ER and they took her blood pressure (210/125... normal is 120/80), they rushed us right back.

Long story short, we were only there for 3 hours, which I thought was good for an emergency room, and they gave her some medicine to temporarily lower her blood pressure to ease her headache.

We followed up with a cardiologist on Tuesday. He gave her some new medicine that seems to be working wonders and now we are just waiting for the results of her blood work to hopefully determine the cause of the high blood pressure. It's kind of a mystery considering she is pretty young, it doesn't run in our family, and she is relatively healthy. Hopefully they can tell us something soon!

Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers, and e-mails! I know it's just a small thing to send a quick text or e-mail that says We're praying for you or Let me know if there's anything I can do.... I mean after all isn't that kind of what you're "supposed" to say? But I can't tell you how many times my phone would beep while we were at that hospital... with calls, texts, e-mails, and twitter notifications. And if nothing else, it just let me know that we were loved and thought of. And I really, really appreciate it so, thank you.

Also, I really love my mom. And I don't know what I'd do without her. I also love her attitude.

When we got home from the ER, she said You know what one of the worst things about today was? I was thinking something along the lines of that we had to go to the emergency room and that her blood pressure had put her in the "at risk for a stroke" range... but no.

I lost a whole field of carrots on my Farmville! I don't even want to go look at them, I just know they are gone!

She sure does love her Farmville. hahaha :)

Meanwhile, back at the homestead, Josh tried to have a photo shoot with the boys, but clearly they were in no mood for pictures!


I just love this picture and I think it's my new favorite of the dogs. Tobey is just sticking his tongue out at the camera and Kosmo is all I don't want to do photos right now.

Ok, this one makes me laugh too...


Tobey looks like a little drill sergeant and Kosmo is standing up all straight... Sir, yes Sir! ... and he's missing his ears! Love it!

So, here's to summer! Seems like it's going to be a hot one!!
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