Jean, I stopped for him to use the loo
I arrived home 9pm without him which I expected, I had put his hospital suit case in the van.
He was seen straight away by a nurse who took blood and fitted him up with a saline drip because he is dehydrated even though I made him drink a lot of water.
The blood says his body has an infection and they have to find out where. Most of his tablets have been stopped including the pradaxa (blood thinner) because his kidneys are being effected by this infection.
He is in a room of his own because it is a contagious infection, he doesn’t mind being on his own, he is very tired so couldn´t put up with someone trying to make conversation.
The only thing he will be given to eat is a special dry savoury biscuit , its a bit like dry toast, only tea to drink, but he will have water, Germans only drink funny tea.
He doesn’t want to eat anyway so a biscuit will probably be OK.
The doctor was a very nice young Rumanian lady doctor who spoke excellent English.
I called to tell him we were home, he is in the same station/ward he was on May 24th for the blood transfusion, ground floor, glass door to the gardens outside. We just have to wait and see what they find now, hopefully something that can be cured quickly before he melts away, he lost 3 kg since Monday, mostly fluid but he has not wanted to eat anything because it´s in one end and out the other.
So when we read on the NHS site, Gastroenteritis can last for a few days, we shouldn't have taken notice and contacted the doctor earlier, always easy to be wise after the event.
Little Motley bless him was in the van from just after 4 until just after 9, I wish I had a bladder like him, when we arrived home I expected him to go to his favourite pee spot, but oh no, he just wanted to get into his house, I don't think he was looking for Hans because I let him in and when he saw I wasn't coming in immediately he stood in the doorway and waited. He's just like us, loves his house and garden.