"You saved my wife's life"
Posted by tearortwo (as ),
Having travelled up from the Midlands of England in our motorhome we parked in Troon, at the extreme end of the harbour, overlooking the Firth of Clyde.
At around 3.30 in the morning my wife became extremely nauseous and broke out in a cold sweat, which I suspected might be food poisoning or some allergic reaction.
In attempting to go to the toilet she collapsed into unconsciousness on the floor.
I found the nearest hospital on my GPS was Crosshouse near Kilmarnock and hightailed it for help.
The A & E team there saved my wife's life. Immediately after arrival she had a cardiac arrest and they thumped her chest and electric shocked her back to life.
An emergency ambulance proceeded to take her at speed to Hairmyres where a team had been assembled to operate immediately to remove a blood clot to a major artery.
All this took place within two hours of her collapsing and me getting her to hospital. A remarkable co-ordinated emergency service for which we will be forever grateful.
Within 24 hours she once again looked better than me and visitors to the ward began to think I was the invalid.
Let me take this opportunity to thank the Scottish NHS from the bottom of our rejuvenated hearts.
PS I think I am still in shock. My wife is fine.
PPS If there is a cure for the fear, disbelief, reassurance, hope, support, humour and the extraordinary care to which my wife and I have been subjected over the past four days from the Scottish NHS I would like to buy some, bottle it send it to our English politicians, to cure some of their maladies and dispel any doubts about Scottish talent and dedication.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!