Sunday, July 28, 2013

a low surgar experience and the last, I promise

Good morning.
We finished our busy week in the Salon, and we even managed to get in our walk both days after work, despite the threat of rain.
It's cooled down here considerably, with morning temps in the low 50's and today's high reaching only 70. Crazy weather for this time of year.
It's currently raining this morning, so not sure if we will be able to get our walk in today.
I did just get back from cleaning the Salon, and if the rain lingers, I have enough house cleaning to do.
And I promise, these are the last day lily pics from the yard I'm going to share with you.   :-)







I just love all the variations! Did I mention I have nearly 50 different varieties?   :-)
And now, back to work.
 I had a customer on Thursday that comes from out of town and stays with here sister when she gets her hair done. I gave her a perm. Well, I got it permed, cut, dried and curled. She gave me a check, I said see you next time, and went to put something away. I returned to find her still in my chair, her feet kinda swinging back and forth. I said, "Do I have the chair too high? Let me lower it for you."  I lowered it, and said again, "see you next time", and went and put away some stuff, I turned around, and she's still sitting in my chair! She's an older lady so I said, "do you need help getting up?"
I helped her up from the chair. She grasped my hand pretty tight, and I walked her toward the door.
She seemed a bit dazed and confused, and I suddenly realized something was wrong. I knew she was diabetic, and figured she must be having an episode of some sort. I sat her down, and asked if she had anything to eat in her purse. Craig has a customer he's done for years who's diabetic, and he's told Craig if he ever starts acting funny, stick a piece of candy bar in his mouth. He always carries one with him. I found some mints in her purse and gave her one. I asked Craig to call her sister. I wasn't sure if she was having an diabetic episode or maybe a stroke. I've never seen anyone having a diabetic episode before. I was going to call 911 when Craig got a hold of her sister, and confirmed, the symptoms I described were a sugar issue, and she'd be right there.
The customer just sat in  the chair, just kind of dazed looking. I continued with other customers, as I was now behind schedule. Her sister arrived, checked her sugar, and gave her some special mint thing she had. After about 15 minutes, she seemed back to normal, thanking me for helping her. She showed me the funny mint things she keeps in her purse, should it happen again on a future visit.
I was happy she was okay.
And I want to say to everyone. If you have a health condition, you need to let people you see know what to do when the unexpected happens.
If her sister hadn't been a customer, we would have called 911 and possibly caused her undue medical expenses when all she had to do was say, if I start acting funny, pop one of these mint things in my mouth.
But everything turned out okay.
So that was my excitement for the week.
Now time to go.

3 comments:

  1. Glad you were able to handle it, Wayne.
    Love your lilies. Post all you want. :-)
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Wowsers. Glad she's OK. She should give you a little extra something for playing nurse and getting behind. ;-)

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