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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 2nd Dec 17, 2:04 PM
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    Thank you thank you thank you.
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 2:04 PM
    Thank you thank you thank you. 2nd Dec 17 at 2:04 PM
    To all those wonderful people out there that work in the NHS and in difficult circumstances I know.

    THANK YOU for saving my brothers life last night without you he would not be here right now.
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    • tealady
    • By tealady 2nd Dec 17, 11:27 PM
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    Poppyoscar hope your bro is ok.
    To anyone who works in the NHS thank you for being there. I know it is an over worked and under funded service,yet many thousands of you turn up 24/7 and 365 days a year.
    I feel that too many people forget that the NHS is based on need and not ability to pay.
    So, it is not a perfect service, well neither are the people who work there, but as the 1st World War saying goes "if you knows of a better hole, then go to it"
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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 3rd Dec 17, 9:48 AM
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    Thank you tealady.

    He was rushed into hospital in the middle of the night.

    He had a blot clot and bleed in his brain.

    The paramedics were there in minutes, he was taken to the local hospital and transferred to a specialist hospital and was being operated on by 5.30am.

    They are keeping him sedated but will not know the extent of any damage for a while.

    I should find out more today.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 3rd Dec 17, 2:10 PM
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    Fingers crossed for good news, Poppy.
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 3rd Dec 17, 9:03 PM
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    Fingers crossed for good news, Poppy.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Thank you Pollycat.

    He is having a MRI scan tomorrow will hopefully know more then. But they have said they are pleased with him neurologically so far.

    He opened one eye slightly today and moved one hand.


    What would we do without these fantastic people and the work they do.

    It saddens me that the vital job they do is not rewarded more.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 3rd Dec 17, 9:41 PM
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    Wish we could get paramedics in a few minutes, took 34 mins last time, they claim a median response time of 10mins 10secs but it seems longer!
    Took over two hours for an ambulance when a young lad at our youth club broke his arm and went into shock!
    No we are not in the middle of nowhere.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 4th Dec 17, 9:52 AM
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    Wish we could get paramedics in a few minutes, took 34 mins last time, they claim a median response time of 10mins 10secs but it seems longer!
    Took over two hours for an ambulance when a young lad at our youth club broke his arm and went into shock!
    No we are not in the middle of nowhere.
    Originally posted by knightstyle
    Maybe it just depends on exactly where you live, how busy they are at the time a 999 call is made and how they prioritise the calls they have?

    Either way, hopefully they got to Poppy's brother in time.
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    • By Dizzy Ditzy 4th Dec 17, 3:41 PM
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    Hope he makes a speedy recovery.
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    • By MSE Andrea 5th Dec 17, 10:28 AM
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    Love and hugs POPPYOSCAR, brother and family

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    • dld2s
    • By dld2s 7th Dec 17, 9:52 AM
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    Wish we could get paramedics in a few minutes, took 34 mins last time, they claim a median response time of 10mins 10secs but it seems longer!
    Took over two hours for an ambulance when a young lad at our youth club broke his arm and went into shock!
    No we are not in the middle of nowhere.
    Originally posted by knightstyle
    Yes sometimes you may have to wait a while as they may be busy but they also work on a triage system, the emergency's like poppyoscars brother, heart attacks, strokes, unconscious casualties etc. will be dealt with first, most broken bones are not normally life threatening.


    I work in a Sports complex and we get quite a few injuries, sometime ambulances have been there quickly other times it's been a while, as I said it all depends on the injury, for example, we had a emergency where we had to use CPR and shock a young lad twice with a defib to get his heart beating normally, the ambulance arrived very quickly, in fact it was only a minute after we did 2nd shock, I'm guessing they were quite close by? also emergency operator had been told casualty was unconscious and not breathing so it would have been moved above broken bones as a priority
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 7th Dec 17, 6:34 PM
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    Hope your brother recovers well POPPYOSCAR. The NHS is wonderful, despite its problems. It's over nineteen years since my newborn son was given four hours to live. He had four operations that night, and celebrated his 19th birthday earlier this year.
    • parkrunner
    • By parkrunner 8th Dec 17, 5:28 PM
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    Wish we could get paramedics in a few minutes, took 34 mins last time, they claim a median response time of 10mins 10secs but it seems longer!
    Took over two hours for an ambulance when a young lad at our youth club broke his arm and went into shock!
    No we are not in the middle of nowhere.
    Originally posted by knightstyle
    There have been at least two ambulance documentaries recently and it showed that a lot of the problems were down to idiots calling for an ambulance when they really didn't need anything even close to an emergency vehicle.
    • ljonski
    • By ljonski 8th Dec 17, 6:21 PM
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    Hi POPPYOSCAR. Glad he has pulled through. I hate to put a dampener on the subject but emergency care and routine outpatient treatment for someone recovering seems to me to be poles apart! Hope this is not true in your case . Best wishes to you and your brother.Lj
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 8th Dec 17, 8:13 PM
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    I'm quite surprised that the OP hasn't been back to update this thread whilst posting on other threads.

    However, I hope her brother is doing well and continues to do well.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 8th Dec 17, 9:15 PM
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    I'm quite surprised that the OP hasn't been back to update this thread whilst posting on other threads.

    However, I hope her brother is doing well and continues to do well.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Perhaps all logic (for us lesser mortals) goes out of the window in times like this. Perhaps Poppy has other things to think of whilst trying to keep some sort of normality.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=73531450#post73531450

    But if you want to feel surprised at the non-update, then let it be so. If you feel the need to dig at a lack of posting on the correct threads then I pity you and hope you never find yourself in a situation that turns your world upside-down.
    • dld2s
    • By dld2s 8th Dec 17, 11:29 PM
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    There have been at least two ambulance documentaries recently and it showed that a lot of the problems were down to idiots calling for an ambulance when they really didn't need anything even close to an emergency vehicle.
    Originally posted by parkrunner


    Tell me about it, as I said earlier I work in a sports complex and the amount of times we are asked to call a ambulance for minor injuries is incredible, in fact a guy with a staved thumb put a complaint against me for refusing to call a ambulance for him
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 9th Dec 17, 8:00 AM
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    Perhaps all logic (for us lesser mortals) goes out of the window in times like this. Perhaps Poppy has other things to think of whilst trying to keep some sort of normality.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=73531450#post73531450

    But if you want to feel surprised at the non-update, then let it be so. If you feel the need to dig at a lack of posting on the correct threads then I pity you and hope you never find yourself in a situation that turns your world upside-down.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    I apologise for my comment, I've 'known' POPPYOSCAR on this forum for a while and was concerned that there wasn't an update. It was not meant as a 'dig'.

    I hope that Poppy's brother's condition starts to improve and as per my earlier post, my fingers are still crossed for a full recovery. It sounds like the hospital staff are doing a great job.
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 9th Dec 17, 10:23 AM
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    Sorry Pollycat I originally only started this thread as a thank you to the people working in the NHS.

    I have only really replied to those posts which have sort of asked how he is.
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 9th Dec 17, 10:33 AM
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    Perhaps all logic (for us lesser mortals) goes out of the window in times like this. Perhaps Poppy has other things to think of whilst trying to keep some sort of normality.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=73531450#post73531450

    But if you want to feel surprised at the non-update, then let it be so. If you feel the need to dig at a lack of posting on the correct threads then I pity you and hope you never find yourself in a situation that turns your world upside-down.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    Thank you theonlywayisup.

    You are so right.

    My head is all over the place at the moment. I am trying to carry on as normal and sometimes it works and other times not so.

    You should see our house. I started to put the decorations up but had to stop I do not want to do it but have family over Christmas day so I want to for them.

    I was very upset last time I went to see him as just before i got there he had taken a turn for the worse and was put back on the ventilator. He had a high temperature and was distressed so they heavily sedated him.

    They have given him antibiotics and his temp is down now.

    I am leaving soon to go to the hospital so hopefully he will be awake and better.

    The hospital have said that there will be good and bad days.
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