Uncle has had a serious nose bleed!
byon 03-03-2012 at 08:40 PM (445 Views)
The NH called today to let us know that they called an ambulance to take my Uncle to A&E because he had had a nose bleed and they had tried everything but couldn't stop it. Within 2 hours the nurse at the home called again to say that she had heard from the hospital and that the vessel in his nose had been cauterised and he would be discharged and would be going back to the NH this evening. Then she phoned again about an hour later to say that his blood test revealed anaemia and that they would be keeping him in hospital overnight and that he may need a transfusion in the morning. I am so glad that he is getting the right care but a transfusion sounds quite dramatic.