On Sunday, whilst I was briefly away for lunch, Colin had what the Sister in charge described as a possible TIA. There had been some twitching which was quite pronounced but this episode was accompanied by a spike in blood pressure. To begin with this didn't appear to have ad any affect, although I had noticed that speech was more difficult to understand. The first 3 or 4 words I could get but then it was as if the rest were being swallowed, as if Colin was running out of energy to finish the sentence.
Then on Wednesday I noticed a weakness in the right arm, which sort of confirmed that a TIA was a possibility. However, things took a certain turn for the worse yesterday. Colin hadn't been quite 'right' most of the day. He had managed breakfast and indeed lunch. Mid-afternoon tea and 'pudding' went down a treat. And then it was time for the weekly bath. Colin had a seizure whilst being bathed and was unconconscious for about 3 or 4 minutes.
Since then he has not really come around much, although the nurse at lunchtime today did manage to get Colin to swallow his meds and a drink. The out of hours doctor was called about 7pm yesterday but only arrived at 1.30 today! Colin has a chest infection with an accompanying high temperature. This will not be treated. So we now have a waiting game and the inevitable will happen.