Well NHS24 did ring back -- paracetamol and lots of fluids! They're going to ring the GP in the morning.
John was just the same this evening, deep chesty cough, very drowsy. The staff insisted on giving me a meal, said I had to look after myself. Trouble is, I know everything is made with fortisip instead of milk to keep the calories up, and I don't need the extra calories!
The good thing is that John's 'named nurse' was in charge today, and was so caring. I haven't had a lot to do with her up to now, I've tended to go to the 'man at the top', so it's good to have established a bond.
I'm feeling a lot calmer now, I'll try not to collapse again tomorrow!
Thanks for the hugs, much appreciated.
John had a good sleep, and woke up much brighter. He had a huge tea, and lots of drinks. And I enjoyed my afternoon just sitting quietly with him.