Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Have you ever met Charlie??? Horse that is.

Have you ever had experience with a Charlie horse? I did years ago during one my pregnancies.  But it was on the mild side. The other night I was woke up to this piercing scream. It was my husband. At first I thought he was having a heart attack or something.  But, he was having a major Charlie horse. Actually, he had three more strong ones in a row. His leg was bending back and hard as a rock. I try massaging it and that made him hurt more. He tried pointing his toes and that seemed to make it worse. I got up and got him an ice pack. That helped some.  Finally, after a half hour or so Charlie left.  But he is still limping some and that was Monday night. SCARED THE HECK OUT OF ME!!!!! Who can get back to sleep after something like that?  HE DID.  But I spent the next half hour googling facts on Charlie horses and printing out articles for him to read. Has he followed any of them? Not really. I did talk him into a banana today. But drinking more water?  Forget it. And broccoli?  Doubt it. Maybe a yogurt.  But I won’t hold my breath on that one either. I told him I don’t want to go through another night like that and he said neither did he. But………….. Men! Every time he moved last night I was awake waiting for the piercing scream.  Hopefully there won’t be any more in the future.

Take care,