Monday, November 30, 2009

Phew and Praise the Lord

Today Todd had to go to the doctor for a checkup. 2 weeks ago he went for a physical so that he could get his CDL renewed so that he could continue to be able to drive the church bus. Well his blood pressure was too high for the doctor to pass him on his physical. Today 2 weeks later after taking medication he had to return.

Now rewind to last night.

So off to sweet sleep I went and at some point this dream began.

'TODD AND I WERE DRIVING SOME SUV DOWN AN UNFAMILIAR ROAD. WELL TODD WAS DRIVING OF COURSE BUT I WAS ALONG FOR THE RIDE. I WAS IN THE BACK OF THE SUV DOING SOMETHING AND I LOOKED UP AT TODD TO ASK HIM SOMETHING. HIS HEAD WAS TILTED TO THE SIDE. I CALLED HIM AND HE DIDNT MOVE. I WENT UP TO THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE AND HE WAS UNCONSCIOUS. WE WERE TRAVELING FAST. I HAD TO TRY TO STEER THE VEHICLE AND GET IT TO STOP. I COULD NOT MOVE TODD. THE POWER STEERING WASNT WORKING AND I WAS USING ALL MY STRENGTH JUST TO KEEP THE VEHICLE ON THE ROAD. THE ROAD WAS SO CURVY AND I ONLY HAD TIME AND STRENGTH TO STEER AROUND EACH BEND. THERE WAS NO TIME TO STOP - ONLY TO TAKE THE CURVES AHEAD OF ME.'

Okay so then I woke up. My heart was beating out of my chest. I was breathing heavy. It was so stressful. Good thing the doctor wasn't taking my blood pressure at that point.

Does anyone think I had any sort of subconcious (or maybe not so subconscious) fear that I wouldnt be able to handle things alone and that it would be such a struggle if something happened to my sweetie? Yea me too.

I was kinda bothered (a little bit) by that dream all morning. Especially when his appointment was at 9:15 but he decided to go on in a little early like 8:30 (against my advice) 'just in case they could go on and get him in.' And he didnt get out of there until noon!

So I guess you know how great I felt when his blood pressure was fine, his kidney was fine (He only has one), and blood work wasnt necessary because everything else looked so good. Phew! No blood work = Todd remaining conscious. :)

**Insert info--The last time Todd had bloodwork he passed out. Turns out he has a disorder or condition or whatever you call it where if he passes out he has an exaggerated pause in his heart. Therefore his heart will stop. He had to be revived and was a big deal that we do not want to revisit!

I am praising God this evening and breathing a sigh of relief. Again so thankful to God for taking care of us. I think I will have a little more restful night tonight.

Proverbs 3:24 - When you like down you will not be afraid. When you lie down your sleep will be sweet.

Maybe I will even have a happier less stressful dream, ya think?

5 comments:

Avery's Mommy said...

Sorry you had that terrible dream. Thank GOD everything is okay w/ daddy!!! Does he have to stay on bp meds?

Cristi said...

He does and he goes back for a checkup in January.

Mallory said...

that's good that he doesn't have to have blood work then! yikes! right after me and daniel moved up to shreveport my health insurance hadn't kicked in yet, so i had to go to the "free" clinic (they charged me $450 after the appt) and they made me take a mandatory blood test. i passed out just from them taking one vile, lol. then i passed out again...twice in thirty minutes. i can't handle blood being drawn...may have something to do with me having a small heart (doctor's words after i had my chest x-rayed) and not getting adequate bloodflow. but yeah...i got really embarrassed after passing out twice from them taking a small vile, lol.

Penny said...

Those kinds of dreams--- that feel real--- are the WORST!
Glad his checkup went well--- especially the part about him not passing out. lol

Calley said...

Man! So sorry about that dream. I have also had some terrible nightmres regarding the kids....probably some inside fear, like you said. So happy everything went well with his apt! :)