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A false dawn

By Gillian

When Chris posted last on Thursday afternoon, things were looking up and he was feeling quite a bit better. Unfortunately, that didn’t last. He threw up Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and dinner, and breakfast and mid-afternoon tea today. He’s spent almost all day today in bed feeling ghastly, though he did get up at 7:30pm (and promptly threw up of course) and had a tiny amount of the lamb casserole, jacket potato and braised red cabbage that I had cooked. That was two hours ago and he hasn’t thrown it up yet, so I’m hopeful he’ll be able to keep it down.

My sister is here this weekend, on her way back from visiting my Gran who was 90 years old yesterday. Unfortunately, there was absolutely no way that Chris and I could go too, as he is far too ill to travel. If he doesn’t start feeling a bit better tomorrow, I think I’ll have to phone the hospice for advice. I hope we’ll be able to hang on until Monday when our regular team will be on duty at Worcester hospital. Why do things always get worse over a weekend, when one has to rely on the out-of-hours service?

{ 10 } Comments

  1. Richard P | 25 July 2010 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    We’re so sorry to hear that the sickness isn’t under control yet.

  2. Veronica | 25 July 2010 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear that Chris is having such a rough time. I hope having your sister there at the weekend will provide you with a bit of support, to let you get a bit of rest.

  3. Mike K | 25 July 2010 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Gillian – very sorry to hear that Chris is feeling so poorly. Please pass on to him my best wishes.

  4. Q&J | 25 July 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Hoping for better news very soon – my best wishes to Chris – and yourself

  5. June Barber Canada | 25 July 2010 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Hi Gillian and Chris,
    I do not think we have met Chris but still feel familiar because of our links to
    David Janet and family.
    We attended a neighboring church this a.m. and a line in a hymn which struck me as having a grain of truth is ‘home is the journey of life’.
    Having survived a near death crash 30 years ago -still, to me, each day is a gift.
    Love and prayers.
    June(and Doug) Barber’

  6. Gillian | 26 July 2010 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Hello June and Doug. I heard from Janet that you were following our blog. How nice to hear from you, even if it is under rather trying circumstances…….

  7. Joan Lock | 26 July 2010 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    Of course everything bad happens on a weekend. I hope Chris gets good relief soon. I have been vomiting a bit lately and I know how debilitating it can be. Best wishes to you both.

  8. David Allsopp | 26 July 2010 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Just come back from a week away and caught up with the blog – sorry to hear it’s been such a rough week – hope things improve soon!

  9. Mantina | 26 July 2010 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Hope things get better

  10. Gillian | 26 July 2010 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Thanks very much everyone. There has been progress, in that he is now under professional monitoring and review in the hospice to try to get the symptoms under control. I’m very much hoping that things will improve.