07 September 2008
Yesterday the hospital transferred Greg to the Intensive Care Unit. It seems they were concerned for his neurological state and a chest infection he has developed. Kay and I rushed over yesterday morning to visit him. He was wired up from head to foot with monitors, tubes and lines. He also had an oxygen mask and was getting antibiotics through a line. He was obviously having difficulty breathing as his chest was heaving up and down, but what was more distressing than any of that was that he seems to be on the verge of dementia and was muttering and rambling gobbledegook and seeing things that were not there. Whether that is a direct cause of the alcohol withdrawal - he has not had a drop since Friday breakfast-time when the ambulance came for him - or whether he now has dementia to add to his ailments, I do not know. Only time will tell. They are giving him medication to cope with the alcohol withdrawal. He still cannot stand or walk and seems to have little feeling in his extremities. The hospital goes quiet over the weekend, but the doctors will all be back in on Monday and hopefully I will get a diagnosis then.