Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Little Bad News But Lots of Great News

Bad News:
Sadly to say I had a seizure on Saturday.  The stress of moving to a new city has that effect on me. 

Great News:

While at the Denver Greek Festival, Charlie and I were chilling at a table taking a break from the heat.  I started to feel a bit weird (I call it seizurey and for anyone who has seizures knows exactly what I am talking about) and all of the sudden Charlie started to bark at me.  He started quietly and then it got louder and louder and more persistent.  I thought maybe he was thirsty, but that wasn't it.  Paul and I hightailed it out of there and we made it to the car and Paul started driving home. I had one a couple of minutes into our drive.  I feel fine and no harm done thanks to the amazing Charlie giving me about a ten minute warning so I could get to a safe and private place to have my seizure.  I slept the rest of the evening as I felt like I had ran a marathon. 

I am doing great now and am back up and running.  I am so proud of Charlie for several reasons.

1. He is a bit rusty on sensing the seizures as I had one a year ago in Berlin, Germany and he wasn't with me then and the one before that was a year before so it had been 2 years since he had been around a seizure.

2. He just rocks and everytime he is right.

3. Having him makes having seizures really no big deal.

Thanks Charlie for taking care of me. I love you!

1 comment:

Heidi said...

I hadn't noticed you got a vest that says "seizure alert dog" until just today...AWESOME! Must make all the Nordstrom Rack/Wendy's people shut their pie holes!