We had a slight hiccup last night, we phoned Annette with Birthday Wishes, Hugh walked to the chair, and had chest pain, sudden, no warning at all.
The nitro spray eased it only slightly, so the usual Ambulance Call “ 111” was made. A lovely lady Jo-Anne, arrived very quickly, set up her equipment, did Blood Pressure, O2 sats, another puff under his tongue, and we made the decision that I would go in the ambulance as well.She was fairly sure Hugh was not having a heart attack, more than likely angina, but when it is like this, can be the pre-cursor for something more serious.
Ron… I kept thinking of you all this time.
Admitted to ED, assessed, blood tests, lots more sticky patches for a more detailed ECG. a lovely young doctor from Scotland , and yes, he knows Cambuslang, south of Glasgow, where my Mum was born.
It’s a very small world indeed.
After midnight, Hugh was moved to a larger room, I was the very lucky recipient of the ONLY lazyboy chair in ED. Did I look tired?stressed? old and grey? all of these??? More ECG printouts, more beeping of the machines, slowly the morning edged its way to daylight.Beeps to the left, to the right, moans and groans of a lady in pain all night long, and did I mention, I was in a room, maybe not a bedroom, but never-the-less a room, with 3 other men as well as Hugh??? All night long.
Finally about 7.45, the Scottish doctor arrived again, discharge form in hand, diagnosis of angina, …he has done a referral to the cardiologist, and to our GP. and strict instructions, if this happens again, this is what you do!!! So reassuring to know that I was right to call the ambulance, and decide to go to hospital.
Kevin, our wonderful friend, when I rang him before we left in the ambulance, to ask if he would come and bring us home, said YES, and any time, no matter if at 2 a.m.
At 8.30 a.m. he arrived, a silver chariot, doors opened, and we were chauffeured home .
A very quiet day today, family and friends to ring, and some much needed sleep.
The night sky had a special enchantment tonight .I have so much to be thankful for.
A view to the west
A view to the north.
Quotation of the day author unknown
“You can’t always wait for the perfect moment , it might never arrive .”
Greetings from Jean