We decided to go up to Lake City for the fishing and for old times sake. I love Lake City but did not take many pictures. We even went up to Grandmama and Grandaddy’s cabin. Looked really nice! They had built a porch all around it but the area has built up with lots of houses.
After going up Slumgullion Pass Zachary got a headache and it just got worse. By the time we got to Lake City he had some numbness in his arm but we just thought he had pinched a nerve. As we sat down for lunch, he started saying he could not talk and started slurring his word. Panic!! Ross and I jumped up and took him immediately, well as soon as we could find it, to the local clinic. This was on Sunday and they are only open from 2 to 4. So we were just going to call the emergency number when the doctor came to the door. He just happened to be there in his office and saw us drive up. LUCKY! Turns out that he thinks the altitude gave him the headache and when it hurt he started hyperventilating and when he did that the lack of carbon dioxide (Yes, you can have too little carbon dioxide) caused the numbness in his limbs and the slurred talk. His blood pressure was also sky high, due to fright. Poor baby, he told me he did not want to die there. Broke my heart. His oxygen level was great of course.
Anyway, the doctor made him slow his breathing and just talked to him. Zachary was very good at regulating his breathing and the doctor was impressed. He told us that if it happened again, it would be best to breathe into a paper bag, his sleeve, his shirt front, something to hold in the carbon dioxide and put it back in his body. And that he could have had a seizure had it continued.
In the end, we did not have to do any paperwork or pay anything. And did we get the doctor’s name? No. The name of the clinic was Moseley Healthcare Clinic. And through the web site I found his name is Dr. Beuford Durmon.
This is the room we spent about an hour in.
We were so glad to have Zachary back we just got out of there. Zachary was still not 100% as he did not want to eat. But after a short nap in the truck, he felt fine. We even went up to Engineer Pass, 12,800 feet, and no other problems. Scary!
Anyway the trip up was gorgeous, of course.
First stop was South Clear Creek Falls overlook. I always love this part of the trip.From a distance around a path.Dan at the falls.ZacharyZane did not want any closer. Tired of the falls yet?Last one. Of the falls anyway.