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Doctor said to take him to hospital, left here at 4pm arrived there about 5.30pm with half an hour stop. 
I arrived home 9pm without him which I expected, I had put his hospital suit case in the van.
He was seen straight away by a nurse who took blood and fitted him up with a saline drip because he is dehydrated even though I made him drink a lot of water. 
The blood says his body has an infection and they have to find out where. Most of his tablets have been stopped including the pradaxa (blood thinner) because his kidneys are being effected by this infection.
He is in a room of his own because it is a contagious infection, he doesn’t mind being on his own, he is very tired so couldn´t put up with someone trying to make conversation.
The only thing he will be given to eat is a special dry savoury biscuit , its a bit like dry toast, only tea to drink, but he will have water, Germans only drink funny tea.
He doesn’t want to eat anyway so a biscuit will probably be OK.
The doctor was a very nice young Rumanian lady doctor who spoke excellent English. 
I called to tell him we were home, he is in the same station/ward he was on May 24th for the blood transfusion, ground floor, glass door to the gardens outside.

Little Motley bless him was I the van from just after 4 until just after 9, I wish I had a bladder like him, when we arrived home I expected him to go to his favourite pee spot, but oh no, he just wanted to get into his house, I don't think he was looking for Hans because I let him in and when he saw I wasn't coming in immediately he stood in the doorway and waited. He's just like us, loves his house and garden.

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Keeping my fingers crossed for you both, Milly, and hoping today will bring good news.
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What a shame. Wishing Hans a speedy recovery. So pleased you have Motley for company.
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One thing after another for Hans, he must be a strong fellow to put up with it all and keep going. Must also be hard on you to jan to keep going up and down to the hospital. 🤞Hans will be home soon.
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So sorry to hear that Jan, hopefully you'll be collecting him again soon.

Gute besserung Hans. 

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Thank you all for your good wishes.

To continue.
He rang me at 8.30 this morning sounding a lot stronger, yesterday his voice was very weak. He has been on an antibiotic drip during the night, it has started work on his moan cords, moaned about one of the nurses, moaned about them leaving the door to the outside open, mind you there was a storm brewing so that wasn’t very wise of them, moaned about the drip carrier and is redesigning it in his head. I told him to tell them to find the antibiotic for his happy cords.
He said he has tried the poison they gave him, peppermint tea 🤢 two sips and then opened a bottle of water instead, he’s a bit worried about drinking that after reading what it contains, magnesium, calcium and among other things chloride😒 like those `merican chickens your gonna get from Kentucky fried will have in them.
I am probably not going to see him today, I will see how I feel later, I would like to have a bit of body and soul rest for today and pay Motley some attention, I couldn´t wish for a better little friend, he is so patient and doesn’t worry me, he is lying in his favourite corner sleeping.
I just opened the door to the garden and he was out like a shot because I passed the tennis racket.[biggrin]
I will keep you posted.

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My blood infection which ate away my Aorta valve had me in hospital for just over 3 months, I had Gentamicin and another antibiotic mix every six hours for weeks, luckily they had put a pick line in so I got it all through that, but not being able to sleep as the driver took 60 mins to put it in then started bleeping when it had done, I would ring for a nurse to come and take me off the machine, but if they were busy I had to wait with the dammed driver bleeping away.

There was another bloke down the corridor who had to have the same treatment but only for two weeks, all he did was moan so a nurse lost her rag with him and said ray up the corridor has had it for months and he never complained once, I was glad they were saving my life! so why moan just get on with it.  The nurses love me they always was a few sweets or a packet of crisps when they came to me. Then there was the nursing auxiliary who brought round the breakfast at 6am, she gave me half a bowl of porridge, I thought stingy bugger, so I said to her who makes the porridge she said I do, so I said it was delicious it was Goldilocks porridge, every morning she would give me a bowl of porridge full to the brim, and every night they would save me a sandwich from tea time for my supper.

I had them all trained! even the doctors they would always sit and have a cal on their rounds.

I was better known than the bell man. And they made me well'ish a lot better than when I went in, God bless em.

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He's only moaning to me ray, not to the nurses, he will be telling me a few funny tales don't you worry. Because he talks to the staff, nurses doctors, cleaners whoever, treating them as his equal and not as if they are unapproachable superhuman he always has a good relationship with them whichever ward he is on and he has been in a few over the past few years.   He is however allergic to hospitals [sick] but unfortunately he has needed them more than most people just lately.

Your story is remarkable ray, we are lucky to know you.
We all have our cross to bear, some are more heavy than others.

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It's ok for the patient laying in bed, it's the visitor who has the hard work, making small talk, driving to see you, finding somewhere to park. Sandra had to drive from our caravan to Castle Hill Hospital a round trip of over 50 miles through horrendous traffic, or if she was at home in Wakefield it was going on for 180 miles, this trip every day, she was a hero and she never complained..

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I bet she wasn't 74 at the time.
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I hope Hans will be fit for his stent procedure later this month.
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So do I, another 12 days to go yet, if they don't soon get on top of it he will be nothing but skin and bone.
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You're both tough as old boots Gerty, stick in there he'll soon be right.
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Thanks for the up-date on Hans. It is a difficult time for all three of you, (Motley included, as he must wonder what is happening!). Our thoughts are with you Jan. x
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It's a case of having to be tough Kev no help from family, in fact my family don't know anything about it, what good would it do telling them when they are in England 😞. This village is full of old people, some even older than us so no help there, the friends we have are a long way away or working so Gert has to stay strong and fit, just cut what's an excuse for grass, it looks OK when I sit down, but standing up I would see all the weeds and gaps and the deep dips everywhere 😞.
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Your message arrived while I was 'tipping' Lin, thank you. I think Motley is used to it by now, this is the fourth time this year.
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Your message arrived while I was 'tipping' Lin, thank you. I think Motley is used to it by now, this is the fourth time this year.

Bless him! 🐶.

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Spoke to him a little while ago, no change, he said he was glad I didn't go today because he was tired and just kept sleeping, we spoke for over 30 mins and he said he preferred that than me driving all that way.
He hadn't had a visit from any medic today, only the nurses, but expects a doctors visit tomorrow and hopefully he or she will have news of what the infection is.
He is still being drip fed with antibiotics.


I telephoned a stellplatz I found a few months ago, 16 km from the hospital, I am going there tomorrow and will stay until he is well enough to come home.

I haven't told Hans, it will be a surprise, I will even be able to take Motley to see him because his room is on the ground floor and has a door out into the garden.

Here tis its surround by fields and a farm track at the back where Motley can have a nice walk or we can play tennis in the field if the grass is cut. Screenshot 2019-06-07 at 21.20.39.png 


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Give him my best wishes, please Jan.

You’re sure he hasn’t got a favourite nurse he’s seeing all the time? 😉

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Of that I am absolutely positive, even if he was as fit as a fiddle, I know my man better than he knows himself.[biggrin]
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16 km away is much better. But it is still a drive in for you, packing up the MH. An outside door sounds lovely. Has Hans got a room to himself? Hopi g to hear good news soon. Know we’ve had our van woes and j’s prostate, but we do know how lucky we are.
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I wasn´t going to tell him we were going today, but he sounded so down I thought giving him something to look forward to will occupy his mind, now he is worrying about if I found the right hose to put the water in and and and, he does the water filling normally.
Finishing the packing, have breakfast and a shower, all those bits and then I am off.
I was going to the Stellplatz first, I may change my mind, because I can [smile] 

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Sounds a good plan Jan. I have mentioned on here previously that I was in hospital for a month some years ago. It was an hour and a half’s drive each way from our home and I insisted that Bo did not do the journey every day. It was December, so short days. The dogs also needed him at home! I was more worried about him than having visits from him! Your new parking area sounds ideal.
Wish Hans well from us please, and look after yourself as well!

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Good for you Jan. We both do all jobs (although there’s one I rarely do!), so we can know how to. But I still check up on J. He is long suffering. Give Hans all our best wishes.
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Oh you just reminded me, our clean loo isn't clean after the stop when I took him to the hospital, must do it coz it might no be pleasant to leave.
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