My mother was taken to hospital yesterday by ambulance suffering from severe stomach pains. I couldnt initially be contacted, but when I was, and phoned A&E, she had, mysteriously only been there 18 minutes...must have been a very slow ambulance! Two hours later, she hadnt been seen by Dr. Two hours after that, she had "just" been seen and refered to the "medical team" Three hours after that they had "just started" to assess her. This seems to me to be very slow progress...and for an 80 year old with dementia.. Well, the assessment doesnt seem to have revealed much about the pain...however I did receive the news..did I realise she was suffering from dementia..rather odd as this was the first thing I said in the very first call I made. She is being kept in for observation. I am not sure if this hospital stay is a good or bad thing as she is now more confused than ever if such a thing is possible..but on the other hand Im hoping they can rehydrate her etc as she hasnt really been eating and drinking for days. I am so tired.