It has all been going on here today....
(image from guardian.co.uk)
The FH has been carted off to hospital in one of these, by two lovely chaps, this afternoon.
I followed behind some time later once I had the girls safely home, and we left him in the A&E department, waiting for a bed on a ward, and to begin tests and treatment.
Basically, the poor love is awash. He has severe water retention, causing shortness of breath and all sorts of other horrible symptoms, and so they are going to try to get rid of the water to start with, and then move on to preventing it building up again.
He has been taking anti-rejection drugs for his heart for 13 years now, and this is a side effect - chronic kidney disease, now at stage 3.
We are home again, a little worse for wear, but thankful for all the messages of support and offers of help we have had from local friends here.