Yesterday was dad's birthday - 85. My brother saw him in the morning with a card and some cake Then... dad taken ill in the afternoon, waited 2 hours for an ambulance then spent another 5 hours in A & E being assessed, finally left him at 2am, having had a barrage of tests and more to come tomorrow. He has had to be sedated as he was so agitated. Praying that some sleep and rehydration /pain relief will see him calmer tomorrow. I am trying to wind down after those traumatic hours - not easy. Will try to get some sleep now.