Annie tried to make it up to the apartment with the dog,but I could hear Nina squeeling in the stairwell as the bees continued to sting her, and I called for Annie to bring her back to the pool with her. Nina hates water and doesn't like to swim so she paniced as soon as Annie got her in the pool. I took the dog under myright arm t0calm herThis was the most frustrating moments of my life_listening to Nina squeeling in pain and knowing there was nothing I could do to help her. All I could do was spoon water over her with my left hand to ease her pain and to discourage any bees that were still on her.
Finally, the attack subsided to the point that we could stagger out of the pool and up three flights to the apartment, but by time we got there, Nina was unresponsive. We dashed back down the stairs and into the car and I drove to the vet who miraculously was still open. (It was now well after sundown.) Annie and I waited in the lobby and hovered in the treatment room as two veternarians worked to save the life of the sweetest, smartest dog that ever lived. But despite their best efforts at about 11:20 that night Nina went into cardiac arrest and passed out of our lives forever.
How contributory this event was I don't know, but the following day I had a stroke. I have no memory of the stroke. Apparently I was talking to Vicente Torres in Canada on skype, and he said I suddenly got incoherent. Vicente called his brother Agustin who lives next to us in Bucerias. Agustin came knocking on our door to tell us an ambulance was on the way. They took me to a hospital in Puerto Vallarta, but thanks to the foresight and persistence of my lovely wife Annie, I purchased life flight insurance last year, and Annie
arranged to have me flown from PV to Houston Hobby Airport where we were met by an ambulance that took me to Memorial Herman Hospital. I was transferred from there to a rehab hospital in Cypress, Texas and from there I went to a more aggressive rehab hospital in Katy, Texas.
After my release from t Katy, Rehab in January. I am now home recouping. With Annie's help I will keep this blog up to date from now on. Thank you for your patience and Happy Bye Bye B.O. year.