These notes relate to the morning after I was admitted into hospital…
My family were so concerned they might not see me again, one of them decided to set up a WhatsApp Group named ‘DAD’ so I could update them.
If you or a family member happen to end up in hospital, please be sure you set up a form of communication whereas you can contact and keep in touch with the outside world.
If you do not do this, you will not know what is happening either way.
If you lose contact, especially if a reasonably elderly relative goes into hospital, it could be fatal!
Please be prepared to set up a WhatsApp, WeChat, Messages, Messenger or any other communication medium you know of.
I found WhatsApp the easiest to operate.
Since being in hospital and writing to my family, it was only then my writing had fully developed into what it is or looks like now…
…before this (illness), I only wrote from time to time!
So, below is was I wrote the day after I was admitted into hospital after a night where I felt and thought my number was up:
Saturday 04.04.2020 – Day Two In St Helier Hospital
I am feeling a tad better, stronger but since getting up and walking moving around has been so exhausting…
…I have sort of brainwashed myself to stay in bed.
At least the beds here can be adjusted so I am more or less sitting or lying upright…
…and I still get a good night’s sleep apart from a chap named Frank to my right who has Dementia!
He shouts, non stop!!!
I did well this morning as in having a shave etc…
…but I felt wasted after it.
A consultant said I was responding well to the medication.
I am being pumped full of antibiotics intravenously and via the odd pill.
My temperature is often high where they give me paracetamols to bring it down.
The pain in my chest is nothing like it was yesterday, as the pain was so excruciating I couldn’t even breathe.
I need to practice and focus on breathing deeply as my breaths are still shallow, simply because I do not want to hit that pain threshold in my chest I was experiencing only yesterday.
Time stands still when in hospital but I am in a good place as I am making (some) progress to towards my recovery.
I must add:
I HOPE & PRAY I am making some progress.
Right now it seems I feel strong enough to get out of bed just to test my energy flow…
…but the most important thing for me to do is breathe deeply on my own accord and to drink more liquids than I would care to.
Each time I have a fever which is just about every night (but I’ve only been here one night), I was told I lose a litre of fluid from my body.
That’s the latest!
“Everyone Who Drinks This Water Will Be Thirsty Again,
~ John 4:13-14
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Wilson P Williams MSHAA, HAD