Martin

It’s out on Facebook and teh Interwebz, and the talk of Nunhead High Street. Martin’s in hospital.

We’re not quite sure what it is. Even the doctors are baffled. He appears to have an infection of some kind that is affecting his liver and kidneys. He first started feeling unwell a week ago, but we thought it was just a bad cold. The walk-in clinic diagnosed acute laryngitis and sent him home with some ibuprofen and a spray. Around four days later, he was still very ill, and depressed, and his joints had started aching. He went back to the doctor on Friday afternoon (by this time he had registered), and the doctor sent him straight to A&E.

When I saw him yesterday, he was hooked up to a bunch of IVs giving him fluids and antibiotics. The doc said his kidney function had improved slightly, but that they still weren’t sure what was causing the infection. He was a little brighter, but still very weak and drifting in and out of consciousness. After I left he got weaker, and they moved him to the intensive care unit.  I’ve had a couple of calls with his designated ICU nurse, and she says he’s comfortable: still very weak and they’re worried about his blood pressure. I’ll be spending the afternoon with him.

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