If it doesn’t rain it pours. Today I got a phone call from my grandma to say the doctor had called out an ambulance as she was experiencing chest pains and breathlessness. It must have been very scary for her. After 5 and a half hours at A&E, she was allowed to come home. Nothing too frightening, which was great news. She has a high blood pressure so we need to keep an eye on her until she see’s the cardiologist. Hopefully they will be able to work out why her blood pressure was so high, it was 190 over when we first arrived at hospital and went down to around 160/68 – which is still quite high. I think a normal BP is around 120 over.
I spent the whole time in A&E watching everyone and everything. It really amazes me how they all operate. The paramedics, the shift manager, the nurses and doctors. They have so much to deal with, constantly, adjusting priorities minute by minute. I think we are really lucky to have such a great NHS. Long may it live!