Can't relax and getting really edgy. by Bernard (Page 1 of 4)


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Bernard
My wife was rushed between hospitals as an emergency yesterday afternoon as the local hospital felt that they were not specialised enough to perform the necessary procedure.
She has been prepped and ready for surgery since then, 28 hours ago.

The problem, as pointed out to me, is that it is a trauma unit and cases which are deemed more life threatening keep being given obvious precedence. But 36 hours without food and only water to drink must be now getting to her - it certainly is to me.

Unfortunately I can only keep 'phoning in, it's an hours drive away so can't just drop in.
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Posted 16 Jun 2012, 17:59 #1 

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Mick
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Keeping everything crossed for her here Bernard.

Posted 16 Jun 2012, 18:01 #2 

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Zeb
Same here Bernard. Not nice for her or yourself. Wish you both well.

Posted 16 Jun 2012, 18:05 #3 

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MrDoodles
I had Mrs D rushed into hospital last year, after being mid-diagnosed by 4 Foreign Doctors, so I know what your going through!

My thoughts are with you both!
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Posted 16 Jun 2012, 18:08 #4 

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Jürgen
Bernard, I wish you well and hope she will be on the mend very soon.
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Posted 16 Jun 2012, 18:49 #5 

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Duncan
Bernard, I hope they get sorted soon. Please wish her the best!
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Posted 16 Jun 2012, 19:09 #6 

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Hope everything goes well Mr B
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Posted 16 Jun 2012, 19:36 #7 

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Bernard
Thanks for the good wishes, I will pass then on to her.

It's all so stupid really, she fell getting out of bed causing bruising to her head and lower leg. We didn't think much about it until a few hours later when her leg ballooned out. Then suddenly the leg burst open releasing a haematoma and an awful lot of blood. I called 999 and a paramedic came out to see her. He called for an ambulance which immediately took her to Redditch A&E where, a few hours later and unable to stem the blood flow, they conferred with the big new Hospital in Birmingham and transferred her at maximum speed to the Queen Elizabeth plastic surgery unit.

She is still awaiting surgery some 36 hours after the accident. The split in her leg measures 25cm by 5 cm wide, which is why she has been admitted to this unit as they have the expertise and facilities to cope. She must be climbing the wall.
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Posted 16 Jun 2012, 19:54 #8 

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raistlin
You have to keep up a brave face for her Bernard. We both send best wishes to both of you.

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Posted 16 Jun 2012, 20:13 #9 

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Hope every thing goes well Bernard and she will soon be sorted.
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Posted 16 Jun 2012, 21:01 #10 

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kandyman
Sorry to hear about your troubles,

Hope everything gets sorted out quickly.
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Posted 16 Jun 2012, 21:05 #11 

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SpongeBob
My best wishes to you both. I don't envy the nerve-racking position you are in Bernard. I hope your wife soon gets the treatment she needs and will soon be on her way to recovery.

Posted 16 Jun 2012, 21:26 #12 

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zojosc
Puts all into perspective. Best wishes to you both.
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Posted 16 Jun 2012, 21:33 #13 

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Dave
All the best from us too....

Posted 16 Jun 2012, 21:36 #14 

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Borg Warner
Best of luck to you both Bernard. Hospitals can very accommodating with visiting hours nowadays; if you tell them you have a long journey they may well let you stay outside of normal hours. Shrewsbury allowed my wife to stay when I was admitted there.

All the very best.

Posted 16 Jun 2012, 21:59 #15 

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MrDoodles
Bernard wrote:Thanks for the good wishes, I will pass then on to her.

It's all so stupid really, she fell getting out of bed causing bruising to her head and lower leg. We didn't think much about it until a few hours later when her leg ballooned out. Then suddenly the leg burst open releasing a haematoma and an awful lot of blood. I called 999 and a paramedic came out to see her. He called for an ambulance which immediately took her to Redditch A&E where, a few hours later and unable to stem the blood flow, they conferred with the big new Hospital in Birmingham and transferred her at maximum speed to the Queen Elizabeth plastic surgery unit.

She is still awaiting surgery some 36 hours after the accident. The split in her leg measures 25cm by 5 cm wide, which is why she has been admitted to this unit as they have the expertise and facilities to cope. She must be climbing the wall.


Bloody hell!!!

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Posted 17 Jun 2012, 07:36 #16 

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Bernard
Eventually got through this morning to be told that she had surgery at 2:00 am this morning and is making satisfactory progress. I just hope that this progress is somewhat faster than last time she was hurt which took 7 months of visits from the district nurses before clearing.
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Posted 17 Jun 2012, 08:45 #17 

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Jürgen
Must have been really unpleasant to wait so long for the necessary treatment. :(
I wish her a very speedy recovery now, Bernard.
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Posted 17 Jun 2012, 09:00 #18 

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MrDoodles
Thanks for the update, our thoughts are with you mate!

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Posted 17 Jun 2012, 09:01 #19 

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Bermudan 75
Here's to a speedy rcovery Bernard.
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