Monday, August 08, 2011

It's a Histamine Reaction

Yesterday I noted that Clare had come out in a rash (looking like measles) which we attributed to the cumulative effects of the radiotherapy. Back at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital for today's treatment, nurse Jane took a look and pronounced that it was an allergic reaction - nothing to do with the x-rays.

She bleeped for a doctor but, hey, it's an NHS hospital: the last thing they have is spare doctors. Jane suggested we go to A&E but confided that it was currently a two and a half hour queue.

We elected instead to drop into the nurse-practioner hospital in Glastonbury on the way home, where after a five minute wait Clare was briskly diagnosed as having an allergic response and dosed with anti-histamine pills. Puffy and red, she's currently watching her favourite 'Waking the Dead' DVD on the couch and pining after Trevor Eve ...