Monday, April 13, 2009

An Unusual Easter.

I was enjoying my Easter Sunday, thinking about my Town Monday subjects. I have been toying with a couple but I was still undecided. Dad was at home watching telly and having a peaceful time, Mum had gone with her friend to see Dancing on Ice with Torville and Dean at Wembley arena.
Carl and I were still up at around 11.30 when we got a call from Dad to say that mum wasn't feeling well, she had been having a few issues with an irregular heartbeat. So we got around there to find that she looked unwell so I called the ambulance. Within minutes they were there, again Kate was the technician, she was the lady who managed to get dad to Stevenage in minutes with his aneurysm, every time we have needed an ambo she has been there!! So they took her to hospital where they straight away started her on a cocktail of drugs and continuous ECG.
By 4am the doctor had decided that it was likely that she had had a heart attack and that she would be an 'inmate' for a while. All very scary stuff for everyone including her.
We have visited her a couple of times today and she looks a lot brighter and has the pain under control. She will see the cardiologist in the morning and they will decide what investigations they will do.
So a few observations, Doctors can't take blood. Last night one Doctor literally dug around trying to find a vein and never found one, she left a massive bruise on mums hand. Nurses run the show, they know where everything and everyone is, they can take blood painlessly and without leaving any marks in seconds. The NHS has come through again in a crisis their service is brilliant and worth every penny of our national insurance.
Fingers crossed that mum continues to gain strength and that they can sort out this problem for her.

10 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

so sorry about your mom..just stopped by to thank you for coming by and leaving a comment on my post..thanks..

Jen said...

Hugs to mum xxx. Good old NHS eh?!

Travis Erwin said...

Hope your mom gets well soon.

Reb said...

So Sorry to hear about your mum. Hope she feels better soon.

Debbielou said...

Lyzzy -Here for you - just say the word -Love to your Mum xx

suebaru said...

Hope your mum is back home soon xx

LuLu said...

Lyzzy, so sorry to hear about your Mum and hope she feels better soon.

Brodders said...

Hope your mum continues to do well Lyzzy xxx

Katie said...

I do hope your mum feeling better? Don't you just hate those late night calls, they are never bring good news do they?
I think we are very lucky to have the NHS whatever people say. I have had cause to be glad it was there for my family on many occasions too.

Katie
x

debra said...

I hope thing go well for your mother. Sending good wishes from across the pond