Tuesday, January 5, 2021


 I phoned the ward at 6.30 a.m. to see if they knew what time the Doctors' rounds would be and was told from 8.30 a.m.  Doug wanted his second hearing aid which I had brought home from A & E and the batteries so I had breakfast and got to the hospital at 7.50 a.m.  

This was just in time to sort out the hearing aids and then the Doctors appeared.  They were very pleased with the operation and Doug commented on how much better he felt after it than his other ones about 20 years ago.  (Modern technology).  

He had  done the all important "wee" and we were told he would be discharged so after a while he was taken down to the Discharge Room and, after another little wait he was discharged and came home.

While in hospital he was woken on the hour so, after a cuppa, he lay down and had a couple of hours sleep.  He is now eating some scrambled eggs and, I think, will shortly lie down again for another nap.

While he was away I remembered to check the Monarch butterfly "cage" and let one out yesterday morning and there were another couple today.  Last night when I did the watering there seemed to be Monarch butterflies everywhere and I had to keep dodging them.  It was lovely.  


  1. That is terrific, Sue. Letting the butterfly out of the “cage” to fly free, sounds just the perfect way to celebrate Doug’s returned health and being home.

  2. That's good news. The Monarchs will cheer him up.

    1. Yes, they should tomorrow, he has slept all afternoon.

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    1. We were so impressed with the hospital, it was great.

  4. Well one monarch came home and others fluttered in the garden.

  5. Great news that all has gone well.
    Siderenia they say here. May he be as strong as iron