Monday, November 5, 2012

So Much has Happened…..

Since I last posted. I was going to post a photo of what I had done at our retreat, but never got back to doing it. Then DH and I drove to my Son & DIL and grand children’s place for my GD’s 8th birthday. Whilst there my DH had a heart attack. Fortunately for him it was not a massive pain and drop down on the floor kind of HA but when he was finally admitted to the hospital, they told us it was a big one. It seemed to happen slowly over Friday night and then after we arrived home, on the Saturday night. By then I made the decision to call the Ambulance. I had to run down the drive ( 100 metres) in the dark waving a big torch. We live in Rural Auckland, and in the dark the paramedic couldn’t read the number on our gate. He was admitted at midnight on Saturday, and had the most wonderful care and attention, from all the staff in the North Shore Hospital. He had a stent inserted into one side of his heart on the following Tuesday. Home on Thursday, but will have to go back in a fortnight to have another stent put in the other side of his heart.
Looking back he had been feeling a little breathless over the week or two prior to this, and just told himself to ‘toughen up!’  This has been such a shock to every-one, as my DH is quite fit – walks four hours around the golf course ( no cart for him ) and he is not over weight. Even his GP was surprised!  The hardest part for him he said, was feeling scared.
I have a couple of photos of the birthday presents I made at our retreat for Jenna.P1010041  Tada! ....Presenting
  …..aka. lemon eater! ‘cause that’s what these furry creatures do!
She is a puppet, with a tail filled with rice.
P1010045 My Australian friends love them, but us Kiwi’s really can’t stand them as they endanger our wildlife! but…. in saying that she’s pretty cute! The children loved her.

I P1010070 also made this skirt which funnily enough was called Jenna’s skirt on the pattern. 

Birthday party in action!P1010056

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Next day, brother and sister out on the waterP1010072 P1010071
A week or so ago I made a little bag for putting threads in when sewing.P1010048 P1010049
Well, I'm on the count down now, until Christmas. The month of November seems to fly for me, and before you know it, it's the 25th December. :-)
Thanks all for dropping by
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Jeanette said...

Hope all is ok with DH now Sue. Love the puppet & the skirt. Hugs,

Tazzie said...

Oh my goodness Sue, how terrifying for you both! I'm so pleased your DH is okay, what a relief.
Sending big hugs to you both!

Sheila said...

Thank goodness you re-acted to the chest pain quickly. I do hope he continues to recover fully.

The puppet is delightful.

Pip said...

Must not have been very pleasant for your DH, I'm happy to hear that he is on the mend now.
Lemonita is just gorgeous, there are plenty of Aussies in Adelaide that don't like posssums either, they are cute but they do a lot of damage as well.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what an awful scare for both of you and living in the country can make it worse because help is not always fast in coming. I'm glad it sounds like he will be ok now.
That is a great puppet!

Frances Leate said...

What a stressful time it must have been for you all and I hope your husband is well soon. Just love the delightful furry critter and so beautifully made. Take care.

Merilyn said...

How scarry!! Good to know that he got to hospital in time and that the doctors are taking quick action to ensure his recovery! I hope things go well for him. Your puppet is amazing, I've never heard of lemon eaters before!

Linda said...

Oh my, Sue! Your plate has definitely been full! I'm so sorry to hear of your DH's heart attack. My DH had an "incident" about three years ago - a piece of plaque stuck in that area - and it was plenty scary. Can't imagine how you felt running down the drive to flag down an ambulance! Stressed, I'm sure. Nice to see you've managed a bit of sewing though. Grandies are the best remedy for what ails you, right? Hang in there on your ride toward Christmas!

Julie said...

Suzie, I'm so sorry I missed this blog post, I am so very thankful that Mario is on the mend. It must have been a horrible time for you both!