This afternoon, EMTs took me to the hospital via ambulance. I had been sick since late yesterday afternoon. I had steadily gotten worse. This afternoon, pain became too much for me to handle.
Once at the hospital, a battery of tests was run on me along with an EKG. Fortunately, my heart is fine! Turns out I have a severe case of flu. I was able to come homelate today.
I would be lying if I told you that I am all better now but I can say that I am better than I was for sure. My sister, Lori, came and stayed with me at the hospital until I was released. My very dear friend, Cecelia, was here at the house waiting for me when I was discharged from the hospital. She stayed with me and took excellent care of me until this evening.
We are soooo very blessed to have our local Wichita County Fire and EMS Department!!! Unfortunately, I have had to rely on their services many times since 2002. I TOTALLY have faith in each and every one of them! They are so very well trained which is a major asset but just as importantly, they are so very kind and compassionate. I don't know how many responded at our house today, I am going to guess that there was an absolute minimum of 10 people here who left their jobs or whatever else they were doing to help me. In many communities, I have heard that help gets to the sick or injured too late. Here in Leoti, they have an amazing record of getting where they need to be extremely quickly. Then, to top it all off, they are one of less than a handful of fire departments in the state who charge not one penny for their services!!!
Thank you, WCFD, Lori and Cecelia!