Day 180: Short and To the Point

I am running on about 2 hours of sleep and am about half brain dead after taking a required online safety training class that took most of the day and I still have material that I have to study offline.  At least it was interesting…to me anyway.  So, why did I only get a couple of hours of sleep last night?  Rick.  After I published my blog yesterday afternoon, I decided to take a nap.  About 15 minutes into the nap, I’m just about asleep when I hear Rick screaming, “DONNA, DONNA, HELP ME, I NEED YOUR HELP!”  So, I jump up and run out of the bedroom and I see him sitting on a stool with his back to me.  Just as I come around the counter into the kitchen, I see an arc of blood squirt across the kitchen and my 1st thought was that he’d somehow opened the previous wound but, now, it was a new 1 on his other leg.  He’s holding a blood-soaked wad of paper towels against it and I grabbed our newly expanded first aid kit that includes the same kind of bandages that the EMTs used on Thursday to stop the blood flow as well as some Israeli battle ready compression bandages.    I grabbed the EMT type bandage and went to work.  Got it on, topped it with a wide ACE bandage and that stopped it.  If it hadn’t, I don’t know that I had another trip to the ER left in me.  He’s doing well.  Blood pressure is still really low so his doctor took him off of some of his blood pressure medication.  Hopefully, that will help.  Now, I am going home, getting things done, and go to bed early.  Hopefully, there will be no more of Rick’s blood spilled tonight or any other night.    


About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with my husband, 2 dogs, and 10 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.
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2 Responses to Day 180: Short and To the Point

  1. Maggie says:

    Donna, I am so sorry this happened! Keeping you both in my prayers. Hope you get some rest. 💕


  2. Donna I hope this pattern stops soon. You both deserve some peace and calm right now. Sending hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery and much needed sleep.


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