Saturday, 19 March 2011

Many Thanks

I must take time to send a very big "Thank You" to ALL the doctors and staff at Salford Royal Hospital Manchester. My son (Matthew) aged 20 phoned me on Friday afternoon in tears! - he was at work in the Trafford Center Manchester and had a severe headache all day.His boss had told him to take some more pain killers,but would not let him go home? After hearing his cries of pain I needed to do something??? - Instinct told me something was very wrong! I did not have his works number,so the Internet
(What a wonderful tool) came into play.Found the number of the Trafford centre and contacted the control room,told them of my concern for my son.They were fantastic! sprung into action,security and first aiders sent to his aid,after assessment 999 paramedics and off to hospital. As I live over 150 miles away you can imagine the thoughts going through my mind. He arrived at hospital in severe pain,but as they were very busy was not seem for nearly 4 hours.He was admitted to E.A.U. (Emergency Assessment Unit) and went through a barrage of tests- Turns out he has viral meningitis - has been discharged from hospital with orders to rest and recuperate. Like ALL parents we go through these ups and downs with our children,I don't mind as long as they end up been fit and well. 

This has just topped off a hard few months of family illnesses - first my wife has a heart attack (Aged 55) came through it well last November - Last week my sister (52) has a stroke,still in hospital but coping well - then yesterday my son has his viral problems.

"Thank God For The N.H.S. "    


Toodles said...

OMG what a week for you!
hope all are recovering!
my best wishes to them all!

er said...

Many thanks toodles - everyone getting better slowly.Sister still in hospital,but doing well -Matthew at home just resting,lets hope next week is a little slower for everyone.