I had a bit of a scare with the farmer this morning when I found it impossible to wake him up. He got up normally and brought me a drink to bed. He said he didn't feel well enough to get breakfast so I began to get it and realised he had fallen asleep in the chair. I tried to wake him and couldn't do so however hard I tried.
I phoned friend W who advised me to call emergency services, which I did. They turned out in force. First friend W came round (what a good friend in a time of need)., closely followed by the Paramedic, closely followed by the Ambulance. As friend W came through the door Tess barked and the farmer opened his eyes but was very disorientated. The emergency services completely checked him over and could find nothing untoward apart from a slow heart rate. They gave us the option of either going to hospital or going to our local GP, where they would manage to get an immediate appointment - we chose the latter.
He got another good check up there and the GP is sure it is a bad dose of some kind of bug/flu. He was also concerned that the farmer was not drinking enough. So we are home,
the farmer is drinking two litres of water a day (I am measuring it) and I must say that by this evening there is an improvement - although he is still not at all well and he is complaining also that his head is in a muddle (a sure sign of flu in my book).
At least he has had a jolly good check up. The GP found that his heart rate had returned to normal, which is a good thing. He has had a bit of a scare all round and realised that he cannot do what he used to do. I am just hoping that things now settle down and he begins to shake off the malaise soon.
In the meantime thank you for your support.