Dad had gone to doctor on Friday for a check up, he was feeling very lethargic and even going up the stair was exhausting him. Anyway, she took some blood and was sending him to hospital for an x-ray and an ecg just to be sure. Last night, around 8pm an emergency doctor turned up at his door to say that the lab had phoned to say the blood results had come back and his blood platelets were dangerously low and he should be admitted to hospital immediately. Dad, being Dad, told him he could not go to hospital until Monday because of my Mum. I told him that was very stupid and I would come and stay the night and we would get something organised over the weekend. No, he was not having it. I spoke to social work, NHS24 etc. and told them of the situation. He eventually came to his senses and has been admitted to hospital today. Mum has been admitted to a nursing home, which looks very nice, although she is not happy there. I'll just have to grin and bear it when I'm visiting tonight as I'm sure there'll be tears. Just thought I would let you know. Hoping Dad's tests show nothing serious but think I may have read somewhere that this can be caused by chronic stress. Anyone any experience of this.