Monday, June 27, 2011

Always Something ...

A few weeks ago Aaron had planned to be out of town this weekend. Lynda offered to keep Sawyer and I took the opportunity to take Avery and Dalton to the lake with my family. Between weddings, our trip the beach and just general busyness, it was our first trip this year and we were all three so excited!
Mom picked us up and we left Friday afternoon for Lake Ouachita. We went to Shangri La to eat catfish per my request, swam and then went to bed early. I woke up early after a whole night of uninterrupted, glorious sleep and sat out on the deck looking at the lake.

It's just my favorite place to be- How beautiful is Arkansas?!?!? We spent the day swimming in the pool and playing in the lake and then swimming in the pool again after dinner. A and D are such water babies!
(P.S. There are a couple naked swimming pics of Dalton here, I feel the need to say they were all taken in about a 3 minute span before we made him put his swimsuit on there ... Just so ya know! Ha!)

We're trying to explain to Dalton he can't strip down all the time ... we're working on it.


Waking up with Bubby.

Hanging out with some of my Wednesday Loves from this week! :)

Avery loves her Pop Pop!

After a full day on the lake, cooking up a yummy dinner, and almost having a heart attack watching the movie Taken I saw my phone ringing and it was Aaron. He could barely form a sentence, finally getting out, "I'm in the ER... I'm fine... Here's Lauren." Aaron had been umpiring all afternoon and helping with a baseball tournament that morning. He ended up calling behind the plate the last two games (meaning he had to wear a bunch of additional gear), and knew he was getting overheated, but thought he could tough it out. As soon as he got off the field he started getting sick. He went home, took a cold shower and laid on the couch- still didn't feel wellcontinuing to throw up. He called his friend Cody, an EMT and firefighter who lives across the street to come over and see if he should go see someone. Cody was gone, but sent his girlfriend, Lauren over who is an RN. By this time Aaron's hands and feet were cramped up and contorted, he couldn't stop sweating and his face was super pale. Lauren walked in and said the first thing she said was, "Can you get to my car? If not, we need to call 911." She said she knew he needed to go to the ER immediately. Cody met them there, they immediately hooked Aaron up to fluids and started running tests.

I left the lake around 11pm, got to the ER after midnight, and found them still in a trauma room in the ER. Expecting to get a couple bags of fluid and leave, we were surprised that they kept him until Monday afternoon. I think the final diagnosis was acute renal insufficiency, extreme heat exhaustion and severe dehydration. The doctors were really concerned and said it was right on the verge of a heat stroke as his kidneys were shutting down as well as his muscles. He was just saying the nurse told him they had given him over 1000 mL of fluid in 48 hours. The Doctors made sure we knew how serious it was and how important it was to take precautions from now on.
Dr.B said just to function on a normal day every person should be drinking half their body weight in ounces- so if you weigh 100lbs, you should drink 50oz of water a day. Limit yourself to one caffinated beverage a day. If you know you'll be in the heat the next day, double up on your water intake the day before. DURING your game, time outside or whatever you need to drink Gatorade/Powerade/Propel. Water is just flushing everything out and depleting your fluids- you need the electroltyes. He said if you're drinking during the day it's probably too late! Good reminders!!

He's finally home, resting up and drinking LOTS of fluids! SO thankful he's ok!!


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