My Dog's Premonition Warned Me
My Furry Best Friend
Definition of Premonition
Definition of premonition according to Thesarus: a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding, presentiment, apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread. - fearful expectation or anticipation - a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness" presage - a foreboding about what is about to happen - an early warning about a future event- forewarning of a warning - a message informing of danger
My Dog and I are Very Connected
Although I wasn't there at the time Joey was adopted, he and I became best of friends and were connected at the hip. I had moved into my twin sister's home when I was diagnosed with lung cancer. Too sick to work, he and I spent every waking moment together. He made the difficult days of chemo and radiation tolerable with his kisses and loyal companionship. He often laid in bed with me especially when the chemo had proved to be too much and I didn't want to be alone. My furry friend even accompanied me to radiation once a week. All the patients fell in love with him and looked forward to his smiling face in the car. A kiss from Joey gave them a needed boost before and after their treatment.
My Best Friend 'Joey'
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My Dog could Sense Something was Wrong with Me
Chemotherapy was getting really rough for me as the drugs they put in your veins have a cumulative effect. Simply put, this means that with every treatment, you become sicker and sicker. Unfortunately, I was one of those people that became incredibly nauseous from it. I couldn't hold down most foods for the life of me, except for crackers and ice cream. I was on a medication for the nausea which didn't help and gave me constipation.
I was having a tough week of feeling sick and lethargic from chemotherapy. This particular morning, from the moment I woke up I noticed my dog 'Joey' was following me everywhere and very close behind. He seemed upset and acted like something was wrong. Being a protective dog mom, I worried something was wrong with him, not me. He even tried to get in the shower with me that morning and he's usually scared to death of it. Till this day, we have to bring him to a dog groomer to get him bathed. My older brother was over at the house, helping my sister pull out patio furniture for the summer season. Soon, the mystery of my dog's strange behavior would make sense.
I was sitting on the throne and realized I was very constipated. I was in excruciating pain and felt light-headed. I got up slowly and walked out to the deck to get my sister. I said, "Laura, something is wrong, will you follow me back to the bathroom?" She immediately noticed I was white as a ghost. The last thing I remember was Laura and Joey looking at me when I was in the bathroom. My next memory was hearing my sister screaming, "Linda, please wake up!" My darling sister was attempting to throw me over her shoulder. As I came to, I said, "don't even think about it sis, I'll just hold onto you and you can walk me to my room." I asked her what happened and she explained that I'd passed out on the toilet. She said I quit breathing and she caught me as I passed out and slumped over. She was screaming for me to wake up. I was now laying in Laura's arms on my bed until the paramedics came. Three EMT's walked in my room and started assessing the situation. As I started explaining what had happened, my beautiful dog 'Joey' jumped on the bed and laid his head in the nape of my neck. The EMT's became very choked up as they witnessed 'Joey's' display of love and loyalty. My dog knew all along that something wasn't right with me. He whined as I was lifted into the ambulance and watched as it drove away.
Joey is now a thirteen year old senior. He and I continue to be best of friends. We have a special connection and love for each other that is difficult to put into words. Our beautiful, unconditional bond is a blessing in my life.
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Neurogenic Shock from Constipation
The medical term for what happened to me is called, "neurogenic shock" or "circulatory collapse." It's brought on when the body is in severe physical or emotional pain. In my case, it was brought on by severe constipation from nausea medication. I never knew what it was like to be constipated until this event. Let me tell you, constipation is not for sissies.
© 2011 Linda Rogers
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