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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.

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Thursday, 16 January 2014

It's stupid o'clock

It is 2.27 am Thursday morning and I am up drinking tea, so I thought I would update you on Keith.
Yesterday (Wednesday) at 1.30 pm I got a phone call from the Eva the nurse looking after Keith telling me they had called the consultant in and he wanted Keith in surgery and it would happen in around 20 minutes. Jack our neighbour very kindly drove me to the hospital, so I could see Keith before he went down. At 2.10 pm Keith was taken down to theatre to have his Gallbladder removed. Whilst he was there I walked back to the boat, sorted the dog out with a quick walk, found my phone which I would be needing and was then taken back to the hospital to wait for Keith to come out of surgery. He arrived back up to the Intensive Care Unit at 7.15 pm.
I was shown into the ICU and was told not to worry about all the leads, noises and things going on, Keith was fine. He had been put in ICU because he had been under the anaesthetic along time and they were finding it hard to wake him up. He was still in a lot of pain which he could control with a bolus pump, the problem was he was to sleepy to press the button, so they were doing it for him. They tried to remove the Gallbladder by keyhole but had to open him up. I am going to meet with the surgeon today to find out what they had to do, but it seems that it may have perforated, but I will know more later.
I am so relieved that they finally did something and now he can start the healing process.
A huge thank you for your messages of support, they continue to help us get through this.


  1. Hi Jo, sorry to hear you've both been having a tough time. It's good that some decisive action has now been taken. You'll continue to be in our thoughts, and if there's anything we can do, please ask.

  2. Oh poor Keith, he is certainly going through it at the moment. Lets hope and pray the op is the end of it all and Keith can get back to normal, heck he's been through enough poor chap.

    Stay strong yourself Jo you're going just great. We're all here for you both.

    Sending loads and loads of hugs
    Steve and Chris

  3. Hi Jo,
    Our best wishes to Keith for a speedy recovery. It must have been serious if they couldn't remove the gallbladder using keyhole surgery.

    Tom & Jan

  4. I do so understand how Keith is feeling. No fun going under the knife and then having to get your strength back.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    At this rate we might need to organise an ex hospitalised boaters banter.
    Les and Jaq

  5. Hi Jo, so sorry to hear about Keith, gosh you're really going through it at the moment. Give Keith our love, and sending lots of love to you too, take care and thinking of you xxx

  6. Glad to hear that something has finally been done to help Keith. It's horrible having to go through an operation and Keith must be feeling like he's been hit with a sledge hammer. Lets hope that this will now be the end of his pain and that his recovery will be quick. We send both of you our love and lots of hugs.


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