Got to hospital today to find my man on a drip and not very responsive!! And they had not bothered to let me know! Was NOT IMPRESSED. And made sure the message got through.
Nurse said she had seen patients in this condition wake up and recover. My comment to her was "Given his decline over the past 4 weeks, can you seriously tell me he will do that?" Her response was a predictable "No!".
He has had an xray and CT and all they found was a possible chest infection. From what I have read this is typical CBD finale. I am relieved it has come, albeit so very quickly. However, doctor has given intravenous antibiotic.
He remained peaceful all day, and responded with something like "OK" when I left. My youngest son came by to support me, and I have left him in the tender of the nursing staff while I try and get some sleep ready for tomorrow.
So far in this rotten disease, my understanding of what has been happening has been far closer to actual events than that of the doctors overseeing his care - apart from the neurologist who is on my wavelength, but still seems unsure of timeframe.
I hope I may be wrong - it would be lovely to talk to him again - but in all honesty I wonder if he will re-emerge - and if he does I imagine his brain has taken another battering and he may another step along the way.
How lovely it is to have a place to vent my thoughts - where you all understand! I hope this helps others too who are travelling along this same road.