Just when I thought that everything was going fine for (OH and therefore for me) he had a fall in the Care Home, Tuesday Evening and was put to bed with painkillers. By Tuesday morning his leg was swollen and he was in a lot of pain, so sent by ambulance to A & E at the main hospital. There all morning having xrays and other tests. Doctor phoned early afternoon to say fractured hip, which Must be operated on. He said that if it were elective, non essential surgery, he would be advising against operation, given OH's age, dementia and recent TIA. But he cannot be left with a broken hip so they must proceed. He reckons that OH's chances of recovering are 50/50 and asked for the family's consent to a DNR, which we gave. I was allowed a short visit to a drugged up OH in the hospital last night (Daughter would drive me there but had a puncture half way and we had to call my sister to take me the rest of the way.) Waiting game today, to phone at lunch time to see how surgery went.