I went to visit Auntie Maud yesterday. Had an 'Euerrch' moment when, walking down the ward, I realised she wasn't in her bed. 'She's died - or gone to a higher ward!' But when I got there her name was still on the bedside cabinet. A gentleman visitor at the next bed said, 'She's gone to hospital, hasn't she?'
'Yes,' the lady in the bed said. 'She could be gone some time.'
I hope she's back by this afternoon.
I'd changed and had just picked up my car keys to go to see Auntie Maud when the phone rang. It was Gina, Auntie Maud's daughter, saying she'd been moved to a different hospital. Her scan results came back this morning and they confirmed that she has lung cancer and that it's spread to her liver. The doctor said they will do what they can to make her comfortable.