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July 23, 2006

Old Habits Die Hard [6 days to go].

So tomorrow we're back into the hospital for a morning of monitoring and prodding. And more importantly battling against the mental sleight-of-hand the NHS is so good at.

Vicky's blood pressure (the second important bit) has stabilised at between 85 and 90. Which is hardly surprising given a) the heat, b) getting daisy dropped off in time to get to the hospital before the queue for being monitored means she's there all day, c) the stress of being measured and possibly kept in. Again.

At one level they are sufficiently unworried about her they're talking about her only having to come in every other day between now and showtime...if at all.

But through a miracle of mental gymnastics, they've decided she's also still at risk so want to book her in for induction (what a lovely innocent-sounding word) and say she will need to go to the doctor-led delivery ward rather than the midwife-led unit with the water pools and freedom to move around.

So tomorrow we want them to find out if she's actually ill or not. And act consistently according to that.


Posted by Tom Dolan at July 23, 2006 06:07 PM


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