I have just been reading through some of the posts and have noticed that some of you are suffering because of the heat.On reading the papers I have seen that the temperatures here are hotter than most parts of Spain and Africa.
Last night my brother who is 71 and spends most of his time in his aviary in the garden suddenly collapsed.I thought he was having a heart attack and called 999.A motor cycle paramedic called within minutes and gave my brother oxygen.Soon the ambulance arrived and they done an ECG And said that it was not a heart attack but took us to A and E.
There were no beds available on any ward so he was,after examination,kept on a trolley on in the passage way.It was said that he was suffering from dehydration and heat stroke.
He was treated with intraveneous fluids and came home at 2pm today.after spending all his time in the passage way.
The doctor has told me to keep him inside and make sure he drinks at least 3 litres of water a day and has plenty of rest.
My brother has an amateur weather station and when we looked at his records on the 9th March 2013 it was -14 degrees yesterday it was plus 101 degrees.A difference of 115 degrees.
All I am saying,particularly to those who have any kind of breathing problems or are sick or elderly is PLEASE take extra care.
Thank you from the Old Maid