Day 1 of My Vacation
Sunday, November 2nd
I was traveling to Fort Myers, Florida with my sister, Connie. She experienced an episode of vertigo
(not her first time). That, combined with medications and general air sickness added to the problem.
We had to catch a connecting flight in Atlanta. My sister would have just as soon laid down and died than get on another plane!
But....we boarded our flight. The attendant told the other attendant that Connie was not feeling well and could she have some ginger ale.
The first class attendant could have cared less, and said "well, we need to board all the passengers and then we will be serving beverages."
My sister was sick from Atlanta to Fort Myers, retching all the way. She made good use of the air sick bags. (I chewed my nails and made sure she always had another bag). Toward the end of the flight they asked if they should call EMS.
I didn't want to make that decision so, they did. Everyone in front of us could get off the aircraft.
Those behind us had to wait. The EMS came on board from the back. They tried to ask her questions, but she kept on vomiting. They took her blood pressure, which was very high. Her color was very pale and yellow. I accompanied them as they wheeled her off the plane and put her on a gurney. They checked her vitals again. My cousin phoned and asked me where we were and I said with the EMS. "Oh, that gurney is for Connie!"
My cousin and I got directions to the hospital where the ambulance was taking my sister. It was a very big and very busy Emergency Department. The rooms were cold and did not have a T.V.
My cousin and I waited. My sister waited. They took some tests. Gave her something for the vertigo and nausea. She rested. She kept down a Ginger Ale!
I told her she may have been sick, but she had pretty nails! The doctor discharged her.