Friday, 3 April 2020


I'm beginning to think that our Hospital should name a ward after Tom, he has been in and out of that Hospital so many times over the years and each time we think it's the last time he manages to find something else to get up there with.

Last night we went to bed late around midnight and I retired to my room as usual but noticed that his light was staying on.  On calling down and asking if he was okay it turned out that he was having a nosebleed.

For most people this is not a problem but if you are on blood thinning tablets like Tom then it can be troublesome.

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After about a half hour it didn't look as though it was going to stop and so I rang 111 who told me to take him to one of the medical centres that are open late.
Not a good idea when he has a lung disease and we are not supposed to be mixing with folks and so I requested a call from a nurse.
She told us to go straight to A&E and so we took a taxi as I wasn't sure about the parking.
What an eerie experience driving through the streets late at night with not a car or person in sight.

When we arrived Tom was whisked away and I was not allowed even to enter the Hospital so had no choice but to get another taxi home and leave him there.

By 4a.m. they managed to stop the bleeding and I collected him this morning.
No damage done except to my fraying nerves.

Can't say that life isn't interesting being married to a Hospitalaholic (is there such a word?)
But all is well again and we wait with bated breath to see what he can come up with next. lol


  1. Oh my goodness, Briony... and doesn't this stuff always happen at night, to boot. *sigh* I'm so sorry this happened to you & your hubby. Yes, a nosebleed is trouble when someone is on blood thinners so you did the absolute right thing... in my view anyway. I hope both of you rest well today and that there are no more "unexpected surprises". My love, Andrea xoxo

  2. It's not a pleasant experience having to go to A&E at the best of times but it's quite scary to think we have to leave our loved ones there alone at the moment. I'm glad they managed to get the bleed under control and that Tom's back home safe and sound.

  3. Oh goodness. I’m glad that all’s well that ends well, it sounds a scary experience for you both.

  4. Oh dear, not good. I hope you have both been catching up on your sleep today.

  5. Oooh. Horrible for both of you. Glad you are both well.

  6. Emergency hospital admissions are never good, but especially not at night and in the present Covid crisis and when you can't even be with him. You must have been so worried at home on your own. Glad it wasn't anything more serious. xx

  7. How awful for you both. I'm so pleased all is well now though.
    Best wishes

  8. Phew. Fingers crossed things calm down a bit. xxx

  9. Oh my, I am so sorry! Does anyone have an idea what caused it? I hope you both remain safe! I always enjoy visiting and seeing your amazingly cute little dog.

  10. What a rough night, and to have to leave him there and return home. I am glad they treated him successfully. That on top of the lock down makes it even more challenging and I pray the rest of April is peaceful for you. And for all of us.

  11. Oh dear.What a worry for you.I am so glad Tom is back home again.

  12. this has scared me silly just reading it. I had not thought about if I have to take Bob, who is my Hospitalaholic . he only goes to hospital when he BREAKS, he goes for heart attackes, strokes, carodid blockage, that kind of stuff. I would freak having to leave him and go home. so glad he is back home and ok

  13. Sorry to hear you had to go through that. When Dave went to the hospital for his medication earlier this week he said he was impressed at how orderly and quiet it was -- fewer people than usual and everyone minding their distances. Hopefully Tom's experience was similar!

  14. Sorry you two had this late night experience. Glad Tom is back home. Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

  15. Glad to hear all's well that ends well - hope your nerves revive too. You did the right thing though to get him immediate attention, my dad had a nosebleed from being put on aspirin when he already had a condition similar to haemophilia but not quite as serious (consultant never read his notes) - he lost four pints of blood and had to have an operation to stop the flow and then a transfusion. Needless to say the aspirin was stopped immediately! Sending best wishes to you both for a good night's sleep x

  16. Hugs from New Zealand what a terrible experience, especially having to leave Tom there and go home. Glad they managed to stop it and he could come home in the morning.

  17. I'm so glad that Tom is home safe and sound. Next time you have an argument about his tapestry work, punch in the solar plexus rather than his nose!

  18. My husband is on Warfarin,he banged his nose a while back, never seen so much blood! Stubborn as he is he kept saying "it will stop" It didn't! Trip to A&E did the trick!

  19. What an experience. I'm glad they were able to get the bleeding to stop. Not that I would want to be one but I like your word hospitalholic.

  20. So sorry to hear of Tom's late night trip to emergency; it really does fray the nerves even at the best of times, and this isn't the best of times. Glad to hear he's back home now.

  21. What a stressful night, made even worse that you couldn't accompany him and reassure him.
    Good to read he is back home and you can both breathe a sigh of relief.

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