Tuesday, December 04, 2012

All the best plans ....

Hi there sweet friends ... this is a second an unexpected post ... If you are looking for my CCCB post ... please scroll down ... 
I just felt I needed to chat ... As those of you who follow me know, I was expected to travel to Lincoln today to stay with my Aunt who was having surgery tomorrow...
Well as they say ... "All the best plans of  mice and men ... often go astray" ...
I am in Lincoln ... I travelled frantically last night ...
My Aunt has been unwell with a chest infection and taking antibiotics ... By Sunday she was a lot better and we chatted just fine on the phone ... 
I called again yesterday tea time and it was a completely different story ... I could not even recognise her voice ... and she was incomprehensible ... a call that lasted maybe 20 minutes was interrupted a few times by her lapsing in and out of consciousness ... To say I was frantic is an understatement! I was screaming down the phone to her to wake up and the visions in my head ... you don't want to know ...
I managed to get the police on my mobile phone and relay what was happening 3 hours away in Lincoln ... They were able to alert the Lincoln force who wasted no time in getting to her home.
It seemed a long wait to hear from the Police as to what was happening ... was she alive was all I could think 
But I guess it was only half an hour before they let me know she was ok ... paramedics were on scene and they were looking after her.
My husband, brother and I made the 3 hour journey straight to the hospital and arrived around 11pm by which time she was much more lucid and doing ok ... a severe lung infection was the cause ... her temperature had risen to 41C ... that's over 105F .... and she was severely dehydrated. But thankfully alive and in safe hands.
I got to her home late and my husband and brother had to travel back to Liverpool ... and no, I haven't slept yet.

I saw her again today and she is so much better ... albeit that she has an oxygen mask and drips ... 
The police lady called me today and I can never thank them enough for saving her life ... the police and the paramedics ... they have gone the extra mile and I am so very grateful ... 10 years ago I walked in to find my mum dead ... history could have been repeated today and I thank God that it wasn't ... That there are Angels around and that I found the presence of mind to call dial 999.

Being alone here with the cat for company ... I just wanted to talk ... Oh the phone has been ringing all day with people that know my aunt ... that are concerned ... But I wanted to talk to people I feel I know ... to you ...

Thank you for being there ....

~ Ros ~


16 comments:

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gosh, Ros! I'm in tears! You must've been beside yourself! Thank goodness you had the foresight to call and check up on her! Thank goodness the paramedics didn't just think you were some crazy person! Thank goodness she is all well and good! Thank goodness she is now safely resting under the watchful eye of loved ones and professionals! Thank goodness!

Chris said...

Oh Ros, how dreadful for you. I'm so glad to hear that the police and paramedics were able to help so quickly. Now that your Aunt is in the right place for treatment I hope she will make a good recovery.

Thinking of you and sending hugs. xx

Deb Hickman said...

Oh no, that's terrible, the angels were certainly watching over your Aunt, that night, such a good job, you rang her when you did. Hope she recovers quickly, thinking of you. Big hugs, Deb x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Ross, my heart goes out to you, angels indeed, and you were an angel yourself. Thank god she is safe and in good hands now. Hang in there, - thinking of you!
Big hugs
Astrid

Heather Jensen said...

I am so sorry you had to go through that, but I am glad to hear she is doing better now. I bet that sweet kitty is great company. :)

Hugs~

Sasha said...

Oh Ros...that's awful! Your poor aunt, and poor you, too. It must have been very traumatic for you. Thankfully, your aunt is, as you say, in the good care of the doctors and nurses.
The police sometimes get a lot of flack, but thankfully, between them and the paramedics your aunt's life was saved.
I hope your aunt responds well to the treatment, and I hope you can manage to get some sleep tonight.
Take care! Sending warm thoughts and a cyber (((hug))) xx

Tracy said...

Oh Ros! I've been in a similar situation and it really is terrifying. It's amazing how much adrenaline can pump through your body in such a short time. Thankfully you were there for your aunt in her time of need. Glad to hear that she's doing much better. We're hear for ya! Big hugs!

Sylvia said...

Oh Ros, I am so glad your aunt is okay and you had the presence of mind to do all that you did. Hopefully all will be better for her soon! I am so happy you arrived safe and sound and that you have a cuddly cat to keep you company. Wish I were close so I could help you out! My "door" is always open and you know the e-mail address! Have a better day tomorrow and hope you are asleep now. Hugs to you and prayers also!

Lynnda said...

Oh Ros... I'm so sorry to hear about these.... but I'm glad that you managed to get this sorted and quick enough... I'm thinking of you my friend... take care... big hugs...xoxo

Diane said...

Wow..that does sound scarey..thank goodnees you were able to get the help you needed..and I hope and pray she will be alright...family is everything...try to get some rest!!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh Ros... that must have been a real ordeal for you all, especially your aunt... It's good to know that she's doing so much better now and you must be so relieved to see she's in good hands now and taken care of... Yes, it's something to be grateful for, that there are people out there who really love people... Take care my friend, Ira x
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Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy to hear all is well Ros! What a terrible experience! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Davi said...

Oh dear Ros Im sooo glad to hear that all is turning out well for your Auntie. Praying for her speedy recovery and that you will get rest and be well yourself. Also just wanted to say that Im sorry that this brought up the painful memory of finding your mom. hugs davi

Barbara said...

Oh Ros! This sends shivers down my spine - and tears to my eyes! But I'm so glad you called her and found out AND got it sorted out somehow from far away! I hope she's completely recovered soon. Cats are good to have around in situations like this...

Heidi said...

Dear Ros, I'm sorry to hear that you had to go through that. It must have been very traumatic.
Your poor aunt, hopefully she will respond well to the treatment.
I'm thinking of you.
Big hugs from me.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Aww..... Ros, I wish I could give you a big hug right now, you sure need one!
Hope your aunt gets better soon and please take care of yourself too!

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