It is now half way through the evening, and I have only just accessed my blog having spent the majority of today in the car park at the A&E department some 42 miles away.
Hubby woke me up in the very early hours in horrendous pain and we immediately got on to the 111 emergency service.
As our UTC is no longer open 24/7, it was suggested getting to A&E either 45 or 35 miles away, a journey Hubby could not possibly make in the condition he was in. It was therefore suggested he take painkillers and apply a cold or hot compress, and attend the UTC 17 miles away at 8.20 this morning.
Neither of us slept much and were up early.
Having been prescribed some antibiotics, he was told that should it get worse to go straight to A&E. We stopped for coffee so that he could take one and some painkillers, but less than five miles down the road he was not at all well, so I drove 42 miles to the hospital A&E. We arrived around 10.15 and got home just after 6pm. I had to cancel his emergency blood test at the GP surgery, pushing the point for an alternative and pointing out that had the ’emergency’ blood test been done two weeks ago as it should have been, we would not be at A&E now!
He has been prodded, scanned, blood tested, wee tested and dosed with morphine, and prescribed some more antibiotics which he’s had before for a UTI some years ago. This could have been really serious had we not acted quickly, and as you can imagine, I am a bit of a wreck just now.
No walks or diet watching today, and hopefully we can have an early night to catch up on our sleep. I’ve got a thumping headache so need to unwind before even thinking about retiring.
Take care everyone.