Sunday, July 22, 2007

love is a live

Today has been a long day, but a very good day.

Nikki got off to San Francisco o.k. and she was just so excited. I am excited for her. I am glad that Nikki is taking all the opportunities that life is giving her.

On a little sad note. One of our marines was very sick today. We could not get her to wake up. I had one marine grab her and put her in the car. Some of the other marines were in charge of opening all the doors and holding onto the dogs.

When we got to Navel Hospital everyone there thought that she was in a diabetic coma. This marine was so sick that not only could she not wake up, but her blood pressure went up 20 points when they made her stand up. Then they went to start and I.V. and her veins collapsed.

Once everything was said and done, she had a very bad case of dehydration. Once they finally got some fluids in she felt much better. She has the start of some lung problems so they put her on meds.

While I was on the road to the hospital I called Rusty and left him a message and told him what was going on. Rusty called me back a few minutes later and said " call me if anything happens. I will be there in a moments notice and give her a hug and a kiss for me."

Push came to shove today and everyone came together to work for the common good. All of the marines followed my orders and we got done what had to be done.

Push came to shove and Rusty was right there for me. We do not have a perfect marriage, but we are always there for each other.

Push came to shove today and I had to take charge of this marine. If she had been alone in her room all weekend Lord only knows what would have happened to her.

I am the luckiest women in the world. I have a house full of people who love each other and really care about each other.

The last few weeks have been stressful for Rusty and I. Yes, I know that my journal has not been that up beat. This is life and not everyday is a bed of roses. However I will take the thorns as long as I can smell the roses.


lisa41076 said...

Kelli, I hope the marine who got sick today is feeling better, You are such a kind -hearted and caring person and Rusty too, Hugs Lisa

beckerb6 said...

I hope Nikki has a wonderful time. SF is a town I would love to explore.
I hope the marine get back to 100% soon.
Life isn't always positive but it is how we handle the negative that makes us or breaks us.
I hope tomorrow is a good day for you.

lanurseprn said...

That Marine is lucky she had so many kind people looking out for her.

seraphoflove9001 said...

She was so lucky to have you there! Thankfully it wasn't anything worse. Don't worry about your journal not being upbeat......thats why I read it! :o) Because it is about life! Thats how mine is. ;o) Many hugs to you. :o)

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOu))))))))))))))))))I am glad the Marine is ok and that you were there for Her.She is very blessed to have a wonderful person like you and so many people who care.I think you are an amazing peron.Have a great Sunday.Yes,dont worry about your journal being upbeat,that is why we have one.

ukgal36 said...

Your journal reflects the real world..the good the bad and the ugly!! I appreciate you writing about ALL of it..i am glad that you all came together today for that poor girl..i shudder to think of what could have happened..
hang in there..

hsauls said...

I, for one, appreciate your honesty. In real life couples do have struggles and disagreements and have periods of time when they feel disjointed and disconnected. I think being able to see that "we are not alone" is the beauty of this forum. Thanks for sharing..

mpnaz58 said...

Only by experienceing the "bad, rough" times can you truly appreciate the good.  Kudos to you for quick thinking, and getting the job done~
xoxo ~myra

wildflowersea said...

I think your journal is great. I'm glad the poor girl is feeling better.
Have a nice day.

lifes2odd said...

I'm so glad to hear you took control and everything turned out ok! That must have been scary! Martha

plieck30 said...

So glad you were there when the marine needed you. Paula

cgtperkins said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend, I hope she is doing MUCH better!! You probably saved her life....yes, you did save her life!

deshelestraci said...

Life is what it is.  No use sugar coating it.  Glad you got that girl to the hospital.  Sounds like she was in danger for sure!  
I don't think any marriage is perfect.  And everyone goes through rough spots.  Good to know that when it comes down to it you are there for each other.

fourpineapples said...

I really respect your attitude toward everything. Your life sounds very exciting, at least!

helmswondermom said...

Wow!  Aren't you glad you had a houseful of marines to get her out of the house and to the hospital.  I hope she is doing well, and it wasn't anything serious.

nay0114 said...

Sorry I'm trying to catch up on entries. Hope your daughter has a great trip and safe return. That poor marine girl... glad you all got her to the hospital when you did. Rollercoasters are part of life that's what makes them interesting. Hope you have a great day.
Take care, Chrissie

gehi6 said...

How in the world did this young woman get so dehydrated.  Here in Phoenix this happens quite often, because it is so  hot and people forget to drink water, but it is very very dangerous.  Was there something else going on.  She is very lucky she got that sick and you were alert enough to detect it and get her to the hospital.  That sounded down right scarey. I am glad that there was someone to care about this young woman away from home.  YOu probably did not think you would be saving a life even though you were not on the front lines.  She probably thought what was going on wasn't important compared to battle   Gerry  

lurkynat said...

hugs Kelli! lovely entry!