Where was the help??????

The majority of the day has been spent in the car in a hospital car park with the dog.
The diet was put on hold, though I did my best by having a jacket potato with tuna and side salad from the cafe, but come 6pm I was hungry and well, the syns overpowered me by about 6 after having rice and chicken in black bean sauce for our meal tonight.
The porridge hasn’t helped in the roughage stakes, so maybe a bit of ‘Non-Di cooking’ will do the job.

Hubby has been experiencing pain again and the doc basically hasn’t got a clue what’s wrong, so sent him up to A&E. I’ve re-registered the car to get our discounted all day charge which is good as we were there for over 5 hours.
He has been poked, prodded, pricked, pressed, drained and everything else, but at least they have ruled out a lot, which is one helluva relief.

Sitting in the car, I was armed with a Suduko book, crossword and wordsearch book, and my writing pad, so there were things to do if I didn’t want to doze, walk the dog or people watch. I also had a bottle of water for the dog and another for me, so could keep hydrated.
There was a bit of a commotion when an old lady of I would guess between 85 and 90 fell down, and apart from a woman with her, NOBODY HELPED. Where is our humanity?
Plenty of people stopped to gawp, but most walked away and it was well over 5 minutes before I saw someone from the medical profession approaching the poor old dear on the floor. Two minutes after that a staff nurse came out of A&E (right on the doorstep) carrying a stretcher and a minute after that, an orderly came out pushing a trolley.
She was duly loaded up and wheeled in, but her companion had disappeared!

The Bill was out in force and someone was led out in handcuffs. He wanted a cigarette before being driven off so had to have that outside of the vehicle. The two constables weren’t happy.
Later a police van pulled up and a rather dirty and untidy male was escorted out of the back, again in handcuffs, and held up either side by the officers in charge as they walked (he staggered) into A&E.
Actually, he looked remarkably like the guy that had been driven off in the car earlier.

Hubby was keeping me updated on his prodding progress and waiting for the doctor etc etc. We have this problem where he can call me, but my calls or texts don’t get through.
One thing about this hospital is that they are very thorough, and he will have an outpatients appointment coming through in the next few weeks. They are not impressed with the GP who referred him today as not only did he get the diagnosis wrong, but sent him to the wrong department. Comes to something when the staff on the assessment ward happily greeted Hubby by name and asked what on earth he was doing there!
The weather turned around 2pm and it started to bucket down, so I had to pick my moment to take Maggie for a potty break. She’s been wonderful today, not bothering for anything, bless her. She has been rewarded with chicken and treats. All meds taken too.

What a day! But Hubby is OK and there’s no need for him to continue with the antibiotics for a water infection he hasn’t got, which made him feel sick anyway.
The post I planned to prepare hasn’t been done so I’ll be working on that later tonight.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Where was the help??????

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Oh dear. What a day Di, but so glad that hubby is ok. Xxxx

  2. joyroses13 says:

    What a day! Hope you all can relax tonight and very glad your hubby is OK! Hope they can get to the bottom of what is causing his pain.

  3. Sadje says:

    Must have been a very tiring day but I am glad that your husband is doing well.

  4. fransiweinstein says:

    Hope they soon figure out what’s causing your hubby’s pain — at least they know what they’re doing in this hospital, so I am sure they will get to the bottom of it. Sure hope that older woman is ok. It’s the same everywhere unfortunately — people nowadays step over you and keep right on going. Terrible.

  5. Now that is a day. You need a vacation after that.

  6. DB McNicol says:

    Oh my, what a day!! Hoping hubby is better soon.

  7. SarahC says:

    Yes people are crazy we have been hospital all month most nice but. Emergency was my worst dealing with…. they need better training…… Must Watch everyone and everything!

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