Thank you very much for all the messages of support and prayers. These are for you!
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The FH is now in a single room on the cardiac unit, wired up to oxygen, drip and catheter. The medication had not produced the expected output yesterday so they want to measure every drop! The water in his abdomen may have to be taken off with a drain - the consultants will have seen him by 11am today so I am allowed to phone for an update after that. He had had a rough day yesterday, the nurse was telling me, with all the tests and the poking and prodding that had been going on. More tests due today as well.
I was thinking last night, as I did another 60 mile round trip, paid the parking charges and bought tissues and squash (in a small bottle) and a magazine for him, that it is a good job I have spare cash to do all this with, and however do people with no money cope with this sort of experience? It's not cheap to be ill in this day and age. There is no cheaper way to get to the hospital, and nowhere else I could park to avoid the charges. He has a free tv in his room, which is a blessing for him, and we took him a railway magazine, as he doesn't read fiction. I have a house full of books, but none that he would read! I did manage to find a book about Fred Dibnah, but he said he had already read that.
But this is the benefit of long term frugality, and savings. When we have a need like this, there is no hesitation in buying what is necessary, and it can be done without going into debt, thank goodness.
Again, thank you for your good wishes - your support is much appreciated xx