Friday, April 25, 2008

Aftermath and Update

Dordrecht Harbor, 1899,
Colin Campbell Cooper,
oil on canvas.

Thank you all again for your comforting comments, your concern and good wishes.

He's resting uncomfortably, ie. still in considerable pain, but marginally more mobile.

I can no longer carry baby kangeroos in the pouches under my eyes.

And the wolfling pack, Lahini's pride, who took trail in the moonlight as soon as the Call went out, have departed to their respective lairs.

While waiting for the canine unit, the attending officers ran sirens and made occasional use of the bullhorn. He could hear them but could not respond.

So, of course, we later manufactured imaginary, smart-ass, cathartic dialogue, along the lines of :You have to count to one hundred frst, Rover, Red Rover, Come and get me, copman, etc.

Sorry for the short and personal post. Am still a bit brain-dead.

Have I said that I wuvs cops?


StarvingWriteNow said...

So glad to hear things are looking up. Have a good weekend!

Bernita said...

Thank you, WriteNow.

BernardL said...

In the aftermath, it's amazing how many solutions and preventive measures we come up with after an incident. I hope the discomfort is temporary.

bunnygirl said...

I'm glad you and the DH are starting to find humor in it. That's always a good sign.

You should find a way to incorporate some of this into a story. Then you can thank your man for his enthusiastic dedication to plot research. ;-)

Bernita said...

We hope so, Bernard, diabetics heal slowly and infection, of course, is a present concern.

Eh, Bunny, he had this huge, hulking cop giggling hysterically before we'd even left the site.

Everything is fodder, I believe.

Jaye Wells said...

Humor is such a great antidote. I hope he heals quickly.

ChrisEldin said...

I think both of you need to take the weekend and relax as much as possible.
I love cops too. They are typically underappreciated.

Sarah Hina said...

I'm sorry he's still in such pain, Bernita. But it confirms what (little) I know about you guys that you're able, and eager, to laugh about it.

Take care this weekend.

Demon Hunter said...

I hope that his pain subsides quickly, Bernita. Make sure you both get some much needed rest this weekend, and a few weeks after that as well. :*)

bookfraud said...

i finally read your tale of woe. am very glad to hear things are looking up, and am sorry for the pain the dh went through and the worry you suffered.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Jaye, Sarah and Demon dear.
Yes, humour cancels a lot of bad things.

Never have been unappreciated in this house, Chris.

Thank you, Book.
Not "woe", rather a tragedy avoided.

Gabriele C. said...

Glad to hear he's better.

raine said...

Much relieved that all turned out well.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Glad it's all working out, Bernita. Life can sure throw us some curveballs. You've got quite the wonderful DH there - plucky as all hell. And you're quite wonderful yourself. Good idea to take the weekend and give yourselves a mini-vacation. You guys deserve it.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Gabriele and Raine.

Thank you, Sarah, for dropping by and for your good wishes.

Lisa said...

So glad you could take time to provide an update. The last chapter closed on such a cliffhanger! I hope you both get plenty of rest this weekend. This will certainly be a story told in your family for many years to come and I'm very glad it had a happy ending :)

Bernita said...

Thank you, Lisa.
This weekend I get to play Nurse Ratchet.

writtenwyrdd said...

Bernita, I am so glad that hubs is doing well. I presume he's at home or you'd have said otherwise. Is he going to be laid up for long?

I used to be a canine handler in the military and it takes a lot of skill to track or search. Gotta respect the people that volunteer for search and rescue and the K-9 cops. There's a lot of off time devoted to training.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Written. This adventure didn't do his heart any good.

"a lot of skill to track or search" -- especially in pitch dark. He was sorry he didn't get to hug the dog.

Josephine Damian said...

Let me guess. He doesn't have a cell phone either. It's situations like this that make me realize how much I need one. Yikes!

Glad he's ok.

Have you heard? Spread the word!

Bernita said...

Thank you,Josephine. Obviously, he doesn't.

writtenwyrdd said...

Yes, it is incredibly difficult to follow a trail in the dark. I am sure you do his heart good, though, lol. Be well the both of you!

pjd said...

Very glad to hear the update. In some cases like that, a cell phone might not be an option if the coverage is spotty or absent. Always good to carry a flashlight, whistle, and compass when out off the beaten track, even if it's just a day hike. All these things can easily fit in a pocket.

December/Stacia said...

OMG Bernita I'm so sorry I didn't see your post on Wednesday!

I'm so glad your husband is okay, and I hope he continues to improve quickly. {{{{{hugs}}}}

Jeff said...

Laughter is wonderful medicine. I hope you both have a relaxing weekend and he has a speedy recovery.

kmfrontain said...

Nurse Ratchet. ROTFL. He'll recover darned quick.

Sam said...

Here's a big (((HUG))) for cops!
And another one for hubby!
What a fright - so glad things are turning out fine.

Sam said...

So glad this has a happy ending!
I heart cops too - and firemen and medics and anyone who takes care of the weak and unprotected.
Give hubby a big hug - husbands are pretty precious too! said...


Just picked up your comment on Shauna's and called in to wish you both well - and a swift recovery for your husband. Can imagine how you must have felt.

Have just moved over to WordPress - it has a number of attractive tracking features which suit my divergent blogging style, (and the
category browsing is addictive!)

Also to say thanks for your comments and the rich
range of literary interest you provided as I first settled in on blogger. Very much appreciated this
at the time.

Peace to you both,

SzélsőFa said...

Recovery takes time - use it well and together. This was a really bad experience for both of you.

Bernita said...

Bless you, Written.
I was desperately afraid he's had another heart attack.

He wasn't lost, PJD, he just couldn't walk.

Thank you, December and Jeff. So far, so good.

Ya think, Karen? Debriding is part of my tender care!

Definitely, Sam! Have always had a constitutional affection for cops.

Thank you for your good wishes, Julie.

Truly it was, Szelsofa, especially in light of his condition.

pjd said...

He wasn't lost, PJD, he just couldn't walk.

Yup, got that part. Just pointing out things people should carry to be safe (in response to the cell phone remark earlier).

Bernita said...

Oh good, PJD.
As a matter of fact, cell phone reception is pretty spotty in that area.
Matches, toilet paper and a water bottle are also useful things to have along.

Travis Erwin said...

I'm just catching up so sorry to hear about your husbands mishap but glad to hear he is on the mend.

Charles Gramlich said...

Good news. I'm happy to hear it. Now I hope you can get some rest.

Bernita said...

Travis and Charles - thank you very much.

Billy said...

How ghastly! I'm just glad they found him! Hope you *both* recover quickly.

ORION said...

OMG! I go away for a bit and then come back to trauma!
I hope all is well.
(I wuvs both cops and firemens)
(email me bernita - my computer crashed and I lost all my addresses...eek!)

Bernita said...

Thank you, Billy. So far, so good.

Pat, cops and firemen have always been on my heroes list, right after soldiers.

A computer crash is a real trauma.Hope you salvaged your WIP.

debra said...

Just found your site. So sorry for your husband's mishap. And I am glad things worked out ok. be good to yourself

Bernita said...

Debra, thank you for stopping by and thank you very much for your good wishes.

The Anti-Wife said...

So happy everything turned out okay. Hope all is peaceful with you now.

Bernita said...

Thank you, AW.
It's so quiet here now you can hear the cattle rustling.