Monday, 7 July 2014

Four in a bed

Today is another goose-bump/heat-bump day. Sweater on, sweater off, sweater on again and so on.
We turned round at the Dragon, having done the required oblution tasks and stopped for lunch at Shobnall marina cafe ( sausage bap followed by ice cream). We have moored for the night after Branston lock and near Branston water park. Very scenic, particularly after the relative blandness of the Burton on Trent breweries.
Last night was lively, to say the least. I woke at 2.00 am sharing my bed with one bulky male and one rather lovely young female paramedic, in addition with Lynne. Catheters abounded, as did blood stains on the bed sheets and mattress plus a drip bag . As I gradually returned to conscience-ness I realised I had come out the other side of a big diabetic hypo. Lynne had realised much earlier the depth of the hypo (I am unco-operative and hyper-active) and had dialled 999. Using GPS the paramedics arrived very quickly, parking the ambulance in the Dragon car park. They were as professional as ever and were on board only half an hour. I helped Lynne strip the bed sheets for washing and de-blood the mattress prior to retiring once again, this time on the bed-settee. Needless to say we had a lay-in this morning. Lynne apologised to the Dragon manager, who's car was apparently blocked in by the ambulance. And then we left for  Barton marina. !

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