Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:26
Well, its tiddling it down here. Good job I can't garden because I've spent 2 days toing and froing from the hospital. My Dad has been wheezing for three weeks, so after finally obtaining an appointment with his GP, , the GP decided he needed urgent admission to Hospital and wanted to call an ambulance. Dad insisted on driving home in the Frontera, packing a bag and then calling a taxi. My sister was called who cant drive, so I walked in from shopping just as it was beginning to rain. Sister on phone in panic, washing on line getting wet, food in car boot defrosting nicely, and sister wanting to know how long I would be. !!!
Most of yesterday spent at hospital, and today.
Once the lung man had ruled out COPD, emphysema, and asbestosis, a chest Xray showed a lot of fluid on his lungs, so he got a diuretic to clear the fluid and an oxygen mask. If he would keep the mask on , he would improve better, but today the cardiologist decided he has mild heart failure and they have moved him to cardiology from EAU for more tests.
However , we know he's getting better, because he told the man in the next bed his plans for modifying mums new electric recliner chair with a swivel mechanism off the old chair.He's planning on doing it while mums out shopping.I think we are going to have to hide the keys to the garage. He knows he shouldnt do it, because it will invalidate the warranty, but that engineers gene is fighting all the way.
The nurses had to tell him to stop twiddling with the knobs for the oxygen supply.
As the man in the next bed says... have you bought any spanners wrapped up in his new pajamas?