Sunday, 15 December 2013

We Got There


Well, in spite of all my good intentions, my post got held up last week.
Three days before our Golden Wedding Anniversary, Harry collapsed in the early hours while going to the bathroom. I was awakened by a loud crash and then silence.
I rushed in, still groggy from sleep, to find him on the floor face down and unconscious. I checked his breathing, which seemed heavy and laboured and ran into the bedroom to phone for an emergency ambulance. I really thought he was going to die.
They ordered one straight away, while keeping me alternately talking to them and running to check on Harry. Why hadn't I taken a cordless phone upstairs?
The paramedic arrived within five minutes and when she realised that Harry had been unconscious for two minutes, they said they'd have to take him to Accident and Emergency in the heart of our city.

To cut a long story short, he was seen by several teams of doctors who, in the end, decided that it was the drug trial that was responsible for the collapse and they ordered him off it straight away.
He was discharged from hospital the day before our anniversary.
We had a very quiet time, as he wasn't up to going out at all. So you see, we were able to celebrate it together in the end.

I did manage to get the decorations up and most of the cards sent in between all this chaos.

If I don't manage to post again before Christmas, I hope everyone has a very happy time and look forward to hearing how everybody spent theirs.



20 comments:

Wisewebwoman said...

I do hope the holiday season holds better karma for you, dear Maggie and that Harry is on the mend.

Drug trials. Oh. my.

XO
WWW

mrsnesbitt said...

Gosh Maggie - what an ordeal. Let's hope you have a nice quiet Christmas. xxx

Gail said...

That is scary when you feel so helpless. Glad they got to the problem quickly.

May he continue to heal and have many, many more anniversaries together.

Ayak said...

Oh Maggie, how frightening for you. So pleased that Harry pulled through and you were able to spend your anniversary together. Here's wishing him a speedy recovery and a very Happy Christmas to both of you and your family xxx

Irene said...

That was certainly a scary experience. I thought for a minute this post was going to have a different ending. I am so glad for you and Harry that it didn't. I wish you both the best of Holidays and no other experience like it. Take care, Maggie. xox

Jackie said...

I cannot imagine how you felt when you found Harry unconscious on the floor, Maggie. I am so sorry that he had this episode, and I do pray that he will be just fine. I'm also so glad that the ambulance came quickly and got him to a hospital. Tell Harry that I send him a warm hug and warm smiles to accompany it, and that I pray that he continues to feel better and better each day.
I'm glad that you two were able to spend your 50th anniversary together at home. Happy anniversary to you both.
May the joy of Christmas and the blessings of the New Year surround you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, my sweet friend....
Love you,
Jackie

Celia said...

How scary Maggie, so glad you are back home together and recovering. I wish you many more anniversaries together and a warm lovely Christmas.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Dreadfully sorry about Harry but pleased he is out of hospital. Such a shame too the 50th anniversary was spoilt. Life can be so cruel sometimes.
Love and hugs ~ Eddie x

Suldog said...

Oh, Maggie - I'm saying a prayer for you and yours right now. God bless you! Chin up. I have a feeling you'll have a lovely Christmas.

Mimi said...

What an awful fright for you! And for Harry.
Happy Anniversary, and Happy Christmas Maggie, to you and yours. I hope there's no more drama!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Oh, my, how frightening! Holding you and your husband in my heart this holiday season.

Rose said...

I was just thinking of you this morning, Maggie, and wondering how you were doing. What a frightening experience! I'm so glad that you were still able to celebrate your anniversary, even if it was a quiet one; being together is all that matters.

Wishing you and Harry a blessed Christmas and health and happiness in the New Year!

Dimple said...

So glad that Harry is home and recovering, Maggie. I can't imagine how you felt, finding him on the floor like that.
A quiet anniversary is a good thing!

Akelamalu said...

OMG how frightening for you, and Harry. I'm so glad to hear he was able to come home and you got to celebrate such a BIG anniversary together. Happy Anniversary to you both and I hope you have a happy Christmas with no health scares. xx

Beryl Ament said...

Frightening,yes—but Harry's collapse indicated a bigger problem. Drugs are scary things! You dealt with it all bravely. Love to you both and best wishes for Christmas.

Hilary said...

Oh Maggie, I'm so sorry for all of your trials. I'm glad that they were able to determine that the drugs were at fault though. And I'm very glad that you were able to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary, no matter how low key it was.

I hope your Christmas is a good one for the two of you. Many hugs, dearest lady.

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh - how frightening. So glad to hear he made it home! Belated joyful anniversary!

Suburbia said...

Oh Maggie, what a shock. All my best wishes to you both, I really hope Harry is feeling a little better by now?

Seasons Greetings and all the best

Suburbia xx

Retired English Teacher said...

Oh what a shock that must have been! I'm so glad to see he is better and that it was a drug that caused the problem. Well, I'm not happy about that, actually. I hate that patients get experimented on.

I do hope you both heal and that your holidays a merry and bright. Congratulations on your anniversary.

Brian Miller said...

omg...wow...scary...i am glad he is ok...and that they know it was the drugs so that he can off of them...i hope christmas is quiet but warm for you....will def keep you both in my thoughts....