Both my parents have suffered subarachnoid haemmorages in the past 8 months. I was at work in December and Mum's partner rang me to tell me she had had a bleed on the brain and had been transferred to Hope Hospital. Then in August, once again I was at work, and Private Number came up on my mobile. I have learned that this means Hospital! And my stomach turned, but not for one minute did I expect to hear that my Dad was very poorly in Hope Hospital following a massive bleed. To say I was a wreck is an understatement. My Mum and Dad divorced years ago, both aged 65 when it happened and both able to leave most younger people standing in the energy stakes. Mum has recovered pretty well considering, able to drive again but does have a few issues, however Dad was not expected to survive but he did. He was in a coma for over 3 weeks and is still in hospital, has only spoken a couple of times in 3 months and is now on a rehabilitation ward. It is going to take a long time. To add to his situation his lung was punctured when his feeding tube was inserted and his lung filled with feed. He pulled through this too.
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