So I told my human if she doesn't start giving me more thumb-time soon, we're going to have to change the name of my blog to Weekly Pulget. She didn't like the sound of this and neither do I. But I guess her thumbs have their hands full and even though I'm on the list somewhere, I'm just not at the top of it right now.
Not at the top of the list? Seriously?? I'm not sure what that's about, but I made her promise to fix it ASAP. Weekly is not OK. For me. For you. Or for my human. Daily helps keep her sane and happy. And right now she needs all the sane and happy we can get.
So, I'm going to work on making the Daily Puglet daily again. For us, you and everyone else. While I'm busy doing that, here's some serious human-stuff I want everyone to know about.
WHAT A HEART ATTACK LOOKS LIKE
|SOPHIE + HER MOM a few weeks ago in NJ.|
Last week my cousin Sophie's mom had a heart attack. This happened to me when they tried to take away my boy parts, but she was just eating breakfast. She was totally healthy and didn't know it was a heart attack. She thought she was sick from helping one of her friends clean out a wet, moldy house Huge Sandy ruined. Even Google said mold could make you feel pukey.
When feeling pukey turned into sweating and puke-ing, Sophie's mom figured it was time to see a doctor. Y'know, to get drugs or something to make the mold-sickness go away. She felt too sick to drive so my human's brother came and took her to the ER. On the way there, he told her to let the doctors make their own diagnosis. I guess his friend's mom thought she had food poisoning so she told the doctor she thought she had food poisoning. The doctor gave her stuff to fix food poisoning when what she really had was a twisted intestine and what she really needed was surgery.
It took like two minutes for the doctors to figure out what was really going on with Sophie's mom and helicoptered her to a special hospital faster than you can say heart attack. The heart-people totally fixed her and now she's doing awesome, but it was still superscary for everyone. Especially since things could have been way worse.
So. I want everyone to know a few things.
If you're really sick, go to the doctor (Google doesn't count). When you get there, let the doctor be the doctor. They might say you have Lupus or something stupid, but it's better to not-really-have-Lupus than to have Lupus and not know it. Right?
Healthy people have heart attacks too. And they don't always feel like heart attacks. It might feel like an elephant is sitting on your chest, or you might just sweat and puke up your breakfast. Sophie's mom said she felt sick, but not 911 sick and definitely NOT put-me-on-a-helicopter heart attack sick.
If you have a heart, you should know the symptoms of an attack:
- Chest pain or tightness
- Pain in jaw or arm
- Irregular heartbeat
- Light-headedness, dizziness, fainting
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Sweating, which may be very heavy
There is one more thing. A really important one. But I'll save it for tomorrow so my human will have to give me some thumb time.