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What a Long Hard Week it has Been

It has been a long, hard week. First of all it was Dad. Mum rang to say he was in hospital. Then texts came through the night. My daughter seemed to have a rising temperature and I assumed it was flu.

It wasn't flu. Finally I had a text teĺling me she was on her way to hospital. Her temperature was over forty degrees and they suspected viral menningitis.

Thankfulky it was not. However,she spent nearly a week in isolation and was very weak.Life goes on hold when you are visiting a hospital daily. It seems as if all acttivity is suspended. For a few days I was really worried. Apparently, so was the doctor.

Of course, I rushed to London and although Dad and Jess were in different hospitals, both were about twenty minutes from my parent's home.

Dad was soon home. My daughter was not. She spent the week in a grey room with blank walls.

Then the story had a happy ending. My daughter started to recover and went from being very weak indeed to wanting to get out of that grey room and walk around. She came home to a pristine flat, a clean and happy three year old and food in the oven. I am so impressed with her husband.

Now I am home again and feeling so grateful. Grateful to God and doctors and for our National Health Service. It wasn't perfect but there are no bills to pay and both my Father and child are home and getting well. It is time to put up the Chistmas tree and start making Christmas things. That was what I was about to do when the long, strange week began.

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Paulie wrote on December 5, 2015, 2:12 AM

It's great to read that your father and daughter are both well now. What sickness did your daughter have?

cheri wrote on December 5, 2015, 2:14 AM

God is good and it is wonderful that everything is working out just right.

HappyLady wrote on December 5, 2015, 3:52 AM

I think it was viral infection and a UTI combined. It was never certain.

WordChazer wrote on December 5, 2015, 6:29 AM

Glad to hear you had a happy outcome for both your father and your daughter. Sometimes the NHS can work miracles. Sometimes not, unfortunately.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 5, 2015, 9:46 AM

So glad that they are both home and well.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 5, 2015, 10:49 AM

I am so glad to read that both your father and your daughter recovered and were able to go home.

BarbRad wrote on December 5, 2015, 8:42 PM

I'm glad everyone is well and home. I know what you mean about life seeming to stop when close family is in the hospital. My mom was in once for 21 days. I could barely keep my mail-order business intact. All I did was ship if I got orders. I spent hours a day at the hospital and then had to move in with Mom for two months as she recovered.

Nar2Reviews wrote on December 5, 2015, 9:59 PM

That was some week! At least you can breathe now.

AliCanary wrote on December 5, 2015, 11:01 PM

Goodness, what a positively harrowing experience! I am glad that all worked out.

cheri wrote on December 21, 2015, 3:34 AM

It was really terrible but I am glad that they are both well now.

bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2016, 6:40 PM

This response is long overdue. Good that all's well and you are happy.