Reconstructing a different life 2

Reconstructing a different life 2

Part 2: Terrified I was ventilated for 10 days. My first recollection after my “near death experience” was post extubation. I remember seeing my wife and mother in law and saying, “Hello mum. What are you doing here?” The next few days blur into one partly because I...
Re-surfacing: Hyperemesis Gravidarum part 3

Re-surfacing: Hyperemesis Gravidarum part 3

Sunday 13th I feel very odd at 6 a.m. Palpitations, pounding heart, very light headed and I am still lying flat. I mention it to the midwife who says that tests from last weekend show I have a thyroid problem. She gives me a temazepam.  I feel very shaky,...
Re-evaluating: Hyperemesis Gravidarum part 2

Re-evaluating: Hyperemesis Gravidarum part 2

Saturday 12th And so begins the worst day of my life. D returns from a nightshift and at nine o’ clock  a girl from F’s nursery arrives to look after her while he sleeps; I am unable to sit up without vomiting, let alone look after a nearly three year old. He...