Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Darlin' Dylan Sees the Atlantic

But it almost didn't happen. For quite a few years, Lou and I have participated in a wonderful little craft show in White Horse Park in Ocean Pines, MD. We decided not to set up for the show this summer. Didn't want to chance another 100 degree show. We did want to walk through the show and planned to stay at my Mom's place at the beach. So with Holly, Dylan and my Mom we set off on Friday afternoon. Lou had started on a new medicine for his high blood pressure last week and we were on the road about an hour when his heart started racing and he was lightheaded. We stopped in Denton, just about half way to Ocean City and called 911. After an ambulance ride we ended up at Easton Memorial Hospital. Seems the new med and the diuretic he was taking caused his potassium levels to drop. The doctors gave him potassium and medication to slow down his heart. After several hours in the emergency room, Lou was admitted for observation overnight. The Denton EMT s were kind and caring and made sure that all of us were holding up. The hospital was wonderful. Maybe because it is located in a small town, but the nurses and doctors and techs couldn't have been nicer or more caring. We decided that Holly, the baby and my Mom should continue to the beach once it was determined that Lou would be staying overnight. I was able to stay in the room with him. He was released on Saturday afternoon with some different medicines, Holly and all came back to pick us up. We went back to my Mom's place for the rest of the weekend, extending our stay through Monday.

So Dylan did get to see the ocean and the beach....

and he and Gramps got to go the Boardwalk.

Lou is doing fine after quite a scare. Our family is so very thankful for that.


  1. Pat,

    Dylan looks like he really enjoyed the beach. Tell Louie to behave himself and he owes you another weekend getaway. Glad everything turned out ok.


  2. How fortunate that all ended well, Dylan saw the ocean & hubby is better.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  3. I've had that scary. Glad that he is doing better. That little boy is so cute. I'll bet he loved the water. Take care to you both,

  4. Oh, all did have quite a scare. I'm glad it turned out OK and that you had a nice weekend after all.

    Have a thoughtful Thursday. ~Natalie

  5. Sure glad Lou is doing okay now. Dylan looks precious on the beach. Hugs