Hi everyone, I have not posted in a week but wanted to give everyone an update. Bella is absolutely flourishing. She no longer has any fear when I leave the house, she knows I will always be back. Right now I am working on property training her so she can run around and play instead of having to be on a leash. She does very good as long as I am in her site. I know it will help her a lot that Trigger stay's in the yard, that way she will learn the boundaries.
Tuesday was a big day for Bella. I had to be transported by ambulance to the hospital.... The day went like this.. It was in the afternoon, John, Chase and I were just relaxing and watching a movie. I got a ringing in my left ear.. No biggie.. Then I felt a little dizzy.. Well with me being an EMT I knew not to get up fast, so I got up real slow, went to go get a drink of water, then it hit me... All of a sudden I could barely talk, my heart felt like it was bounding out of my chest, I had a very hard time breathing and everything started going fuzzy. I sat by John, and told him to call 911, that something was very wrong, I thought I was having a heart attack. I had Chase go fetch my medical gear.. As an EMT I know not to hyperventilate, but to take relaxing breaths, in through your nose, out through your mouth, which is not very easy when battling a head cold. Then everything got worse.. My fingers curled inward, and I had no strength in my hands, I could not hook up the oxygen tank I carry in my EMS bag, and neither John nor Chase know how to use any of my equipment (I am the one that is supposed to help others, I am not supposed to ever need help) I was trying to assess what was happening to me, all I could think of was either a possible heart attack or a stroke, I was leaning more towards a heart attack because most of my signs pointed in that direction, but I did not have the heavy feeling on my chest. All of a sudden I found myself fighting to stay alert, my main focus was on Bella, I could not leave her, I just got her. I truly thought I was dying, I said good by to John and to my son, made sure they both knew how much I loved them..... Police and EMS arrived, and precious Bella did not even bark once. She kept close to me but also made sure she was not in the way, I think she knew they were here to help me. I am so proud of her for being such a good girl in the midst of all the chaos. A week ago I don't think she would have been so calm.
The good news is I only had an anxiety attack.. Never in a million years would I have guessed that was what was happening. I have never had one before and I was relaxing when it hit.. I do know it better never happen again, that is a very scary thing to have happen, you truly fell like you are dying. Oh and I will be teaching John and Chase how to use my EMS equipment this weekend too, lol.
Bella is growing in a positive direction more and more everyday. I just love her so very much. And am so proud of all the progress she has made. She has a vet appointment on the 26th and I will update everyone again when I get back from that. I will also be sharing more pictures and hopefully a video with everyone this weekend too :)