Sutton Park under a heavy frost
9th December 2010
Belle had an unexpected stay in QE Hospital Birmingham on Monday night. A routine outpatients appt with the consultant turned into an emergency admission when her wound erupted with blood, right in the hospital reception. I suppose it was a good place for it to happen but after lots of drama she was admitted for observations.
Longmoor Pool - Sutton Park
There then followed a day of shall we shan't we operate today with a final decision to leave it till Thursday (today). I didn't know if I was coming or going. I set off in the morning expecting to be on operation vigil only to turn back when it was cancelled. Hurrah, she can come home for the night - pick her up after two pm. They didn't say how long after two! I arrived and we waited and waited and waited for the discharge process to happen, finally leaving the ward at eight pm - six hours later. Don't get me wrong, the treatment has been second to none and staff lovely but they really need a lesson or two in expectation management. All this time poor Jeff was being bounced from friend to friend - thank goodness for text messaging.
Longmoor Valley - Sutton Park
Anyhow, in the midst of all this mayhem Jeff and I decided to get some fresh air with a walk in Sutton Park, inspired by the amazing frost which had developed care of the minus 11 temperature overnight and freezing fog.
Frozen Beech - Westwood Coppice, Sutton Park
The park had been transformed into a glittering wonderland of ice. There is nothing like a bit of the great outdoors to restore ones inner karma.
Central Hill in Sutton Park
So today its back to the hospital for a repair to her lower orbital ridge (cheekbone). I will let you know how it all goes.