Thursday, July 17, 2008

The day got weirder and weirder

Yesterday was one for the record books.

I didn't mention the very first one. I could ~not~ pee. At all. Like I tried and tried. I had to go, the urge was there, but nothing would come out.

It actually started Monday night and I had called first thing Tuesday. The message got lost in translation and the NP called me back, telling me all about peeing in pregnancy, how the bladder is in a different position and doesn't always empty so we pee more. She went on and on and said "okay, if anything changes, call me!"

I got the message during my u/s visit and I didn't get out from all the tests until 5pm and the office was closed. OMG. No!!! That's not what I called about. The fact was I could ~not~ pee. Well, I could after my bladder was about to explode, but even then, a trickle would come out, just taking off the worst of the pressure and that was it. Still very bad. I called yesterday morning and NP called me right back and said "Oh Nancy! I'm so sorry! Come in right now." I still couldn't pee and she catheterized me. Ahhhh, sweet relief. She emptied something like 390 ccs and did some tests on it and found blood and nitrates (nitrites?) in my urine, signaling one heck of a bladder infection. I started antibiotics immediately and while I won't be better for about 48 hours, I'm able to pee when I need to now.

Then the weirdo at the store thing happened.

Then, I was home with the girls and it was after dinner. We heard lots of sirens and a helicopter. So close, it sounded like it was right outside. We open the front door to look out and saw in enough time a car come flying down the other side of our street, hit the depression in the intersection and catch some air. Just then a police car turned on the street at the same time as him and did one of those smash and spins on the speeding car. It comes to a sudden halt ~right in front of my house~ and this dude jumps out and starts running. Thank god he runs the opposite way, as I just standing shell shocked in my doorway (the glass door was closed/locked).

The guy runs across my neighbors laws, jumps the fence and the one cop is right behind him. By now, another 5 police cars are there and they start running all directions to trap the guy. Oh, and the helicopter is hovering above the street.

I close the door and lock the main door and close/lock my back door. Who knows where this guy is going to go. I look out the window to the front yard and see they've got their man. He's laid across the cop's car and gets frisked. They take off his shoes, handcuff him and put in in the squad car.

Excitement over. But the cops (plus the dude in the back) all hang out in front for quite awhile. I guess they were finishing the investigation for the way had ended.

I took some pictures (without being too conspicuous) so let me look at them and see if anything came out. I'll post them if they did.

Don't you wish you lived in the ghetto?

Shot from the far corner of my driveway. That is my front lawn on the right.


The bad dude. Well. He's in the car. His shoes are still laying in the street behind his car. The cop's car had been directly behind it (as seen in picture above).

23 comments:

Meredith said...

so do you know what they wanted the gus for? You live down south right? I tell ya Colo Springs is going nuts with all the crime lately. Sounds like a great night to be alone! Glad you are all safe!

nancy said...

No, I didn't go out and talk to the police.

Morgan said...

Girl it doesnt look like you live in the ghetto! But it SOUNDS like you do lol! CRAZY!

Poltzie said...

That is an insaine day, how were your dreams last night?

Jen said...

That does sound like one hell of a crazy day. I hope the bladder infection clears up quickly.

Deb said...

evidently you didn't read my story about the driveby...

glad everything turned out ok and hey a little excitiment sometimes is a good thing ;)

KatieM said...

You seriously can't make this shit up can you? That's just crazy!!

I thought about you the other day when I heard of the lion roaming free out there.

Morgan said...

Nancy, I just had to add one more thing. Ok my biggest fear of having a baby isn't the pain, the contractions, nothing like that....but getting a catheter LOL! I know it sounds crazy but im so freakin scared to get one...does it hurt really bad? LOL

nancy said...

I didn't get a catheter with any of my deliveries.

And no, catheters don't hurt.

Cibele said...

Sorry to hear about teh UTI, I had so many of those during my pregnancy... the antibiotics do help and soon you will feel better.
PS: i am glad that you are safe

KimboSue said...

Hood Rat! You live in the GHET-TOOOOO my friend!

Shea said...

I knew you had a bladder infection once I read your description. That stinks but I'm glad you caught it early enough before it turned into a kidney infection. Those are horrible! Get well soon!

When we moved here we didn't know a thing about the Springs. We lived at Pikes Peak and Circle for over a year. Honestly I don't think it was that bad back then but when I drive through it now I can see the difference.

Come on over to our side - east of powers/stetson hills.

Sarah R said...

LOL! I can't believe you took pictures. You'll be sure to see yourself on an upcoming episode of "Cops" (blonde preggo in the background gawking at excitement on street). ;)

I wish I were your neighbor, seriously (and DH would MUCH rather live in CO than WI). Haha.

Io said...

Heh, I *do* live in the ghetto! Isn't the ghetto bird the greatest?

sara said...

Wow you have had quite an exciting day! I'm glad you got the pee situation all worked out, that sounds really miserable. And the police chase and the guy sounds crazy too! Cool pictures, but I'm glad you're okay and hoping you have a much quieter day tomorrow!

Sugar&Ice said...

Oh shoot...that's one heck of a day! I'm glad you got that bladder infection figured out finally. What a terrible feeling that must have been.

Samantha said...

how does this crap always happen to you?? lol.

jenn said...

Holy crap woman! You certainly don't get bored do you?! I hear helicopters & sirens practically every single night & I have never seen someting that exciting!
I'm glad you got some pee relief, those bladder infections just suck- feel better soon!

Mommyof2boys said...

That's pretty crazy that happened right in front of your house ! I would probably be snapping pictures too HAHA

Geohde said...

Ouch.

I once had a UTI that bad too. It was torture, I couldn't pee either.....makes me wince to remember.

Hope it clears up soon.

J

theclam said...

Haha, no ways!

What a weird day - glad you got the cath and are now able to pee :)

Truck Driver Wife said...

Sounds like you and me could be neighbors. The only difference is it happens on the street behind me not in my front yard.

waitinginline said...

Holy shit what a day!

I'm glad you finally got some relief, but sorry about the bladder infection. I hope the medicine clears it up quickly!

Who needs cops...just look outside! Wow.