Extra fizz for me ... effervescent vitamin C!
After breakfast Dave, Benedict and I collected more wood as a very cold weather front is heading our way... so the meteorologists say! I also popped into the health food shop for propolis tincture and garlic tablets. Once home I headed off to bed as I'd been up since four with constant coughing, very wearying.
We've had a bit of drama tonight with the insulin pump. Essentially the motor has failed and this means no insulin delivery. We do have pen injection insulin in the house but have spent the last four hours trying to get a qualified medic to access the dosing requirements. We contacted our local hospital as well as the specialist team in Leeds which is over two hours away. I have to say we were getting pretty desperate and had already worked out a potential dose should we have to fly solo; it was such a relief when finally one of the registrars at Leeds rang and confirmed the dosing requirements for the next twenty four hours. Interestingly their recommendation was the amount we had calculated.
Finally at 11 pm I was able to administer some long acting insulin and pack a very tired Benedict off to bed. My next job is to contact Medtronic and since we do not have twenty four hour cover in the UK, my call will be diverted to America! Life is never dull at this end!