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19 January 2011

"Purple Rain" Horse Oil Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, Read about White Bliss, Fainting, What to do when someone faints and Stacey Beth's pineapple Cobbler from Just Plain Sweet.

'Purple Rain'
30 x 30  Oil on Canvas

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  © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2011

White Bliss is the word I gave to the feeling of coming out of my 'faint' on Sunday morning at one a.m.
I think I told you that I fainted while I was sick and woke up half in the bathroom and half in the bedroom on a pillow with Terry sitting at my head watching me. Fortunately he caught me as I went down.  As I began to wake from this white realm I was resting in, I did not want to come out of was quiet, serene, very comfortable and my stomach was not hurting.  I closed my eyes shut and began to retreat back and I stretched and realized I was not on a cloud but on the floor with the door jam in my back.  Still the white bliss called to me and I closed my eyes as the thoughts began to resurface, I remembered I was sick and what had happened. I truly fought to wake up then and he helped me to bed.  

It was a clear cut case of being low on electrolytes, being sick and having chills and fever. I just had never fainted before in my life. As the days have passed I decided I would not have known what to do had it been him. I know I could not have caught him as easily as he caught me... he would have fallen on top of me and would have been passed out with me on bottom.  He said he caught me and just eased me down on the floor and debated trying to pull me over to the bed to lift me in, but his stomach was rolling and he thought it wise to leave me where I was.  I googled what to do for fainting and found what we were taught in junior high school.  The list is here:

  • Catch them before they fall if possible.  Look for signs of sweating or shaking or looking like a ghost. (theoretically I was shaking and sweating.)
  • Think back to grade school and the Seven Up game.  Heads Down and Thumbs Up.  In this case you want the head of the fainter lower than the heart - and the legs raised up about a foot.  
  • Turn the person's head to the side so they do not gag on their tongue.

  • Loosen any tight clothing. 

  • Apply moist towels to the person's face and neck.

  • Cover the person in a medium weight blanket if they are shivering.

  • No slapping or shaking the fainter.

 It was good to read this so I can tuck it away if I need it. Had not thought about it since health in 7th grade.

I believe God chose to wrap me in my white bliss at that moment because I felt so awful.  It is something I will remember as a wonderful restful place.  I guess I thought to write about it this morning because Terry is walking around the house in his dad's bathrobe. (Most of you know we lost his dad last Sept 2010). Terry is wrapped in his daddy's love through that robe.  It took him through this illness feeling his own earthly father's comfort from that robe.  

We are happy to be running at about 80% this morning and in the next few days at 100%. Thank you for all the kind emails and prayers as we healed.  

Visit JUST PLAIN SWEET for the easiest homemade pineapple cobbler... yummmm.  Save some for me!

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” - 1 Corinthians 10:13

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