Apache Junction, AZ
Only a little more than an hour after making my last post, we were in the Emergency Room. Jim started acting very strangely. He was acting very confused and became very belligerent. Then he’s burst into tears. Stomp up and down the steps inside the fifth wheel and throw himself on the bed. Then he’d holler at me. Very scary. I told him I was going to take him to Urgent Care to find out what was wrong with him. He refused to put his shirt on. Finally got his shirt on him and then he wouldn’t get out of the chair. (All the time he was saying “there is nothing wrong with me”.)
I called Ginny and she and Mickey came over and were able to help me get him out of the chair and into the truck. We went to Urgent Care and they told us to go to the ER just down the street. I had no idea we even had an ER that close to us. It’s new within the last 2 or 3 years.
I explained how Jim was acting and they took his blood pressure which was high. Then they checked his blood sugar. It had dropped to 55. Blood sugar is considered low if it’s below 70. They immediately gave him two cups of orange juice and some cheese. His readings slowly started to rise and as they did he started acting more normal.
They kept him for a couple of hours to make sure his blood sugar wasn’t going to drop again and then let me take him home. Come to find out that he had not eaten breakfast. He got up before I did this morning and when I asked him if he had had breakfast he said he didn’t want anything to eat. I took that to mean that he had already eaten. Won’t make that assumption again.
We were supposed to meet Jan and Bill and Paul for lunch. Needless to say, we didn’t make it. Paul came out to the hospital and sat with me while we waited for Jim. After I took Jim home, Paul and I went to Los Gringos Locos for lunch.
Jim is much much better and is just really tired. He’s still fighting the cold so he’s going to take it easy. He also doesn’t remember very much about what happened.
Now I’m going to go play cribbage.