|Adrienne, driving by, trying to find a parking place|
|Mercedes often strikes a similar pose|
Issac seems to have moved on after having done its damage to Louisiana. This time last year, Hurricane Irene had mysteriously made it's way all the way to Vermont, resulting in extensive flooding, damaging or destroying many of Vermont's historic and beautiful covered bridges, cutting off several rural towns and causing at least three deaths.
During the days of high winds and down pour, Natasha was struggling to get treated for the pain and stiffness in her neck. Sent home from the emergency room of the hospital in Middlebury with pain killers, she resorted to calling 911 and was taken by ambulance to the hospital at Fletcher-Allen Healthcare, in Burlington. By the time it was discovered she had an abscess in her spine, the hole in her spine that should not have been there had done a pretty thourough job of flooding her system with infectious sewage.
Without medical attention, the body's weapons against infection are few, fever and flooding. As her temperature rose, Natasha's began producing copious amounts of fluids and opening up its capillaries. She began to fill up with bacteria and white blood cells and rotten tissue, casualties of the war going on inside her. With her internal roadblocks removed, the infection took advantage of the increased avenues of access to rapidly escalate its attack on her. Her lungs quickly filled up the excess fluids.
The ICU doctor told us that her lungs were so filled with fluid that they were invisible on the X-rays, like someone had used white out to remove them from the picture.