Wednesday morning he said that he was feeling better on our way to work, but at about two o’clock he phoned me and said he was not feeling well; I told him to take the flu medication again. Just after three he called me again saying that he was getting very cold, and he is not a person that gets cold easily, so I knew he was ill. I locked up my office and told him that I’m on my way to take him to the doctor and that he should pack up. Driving to the doctor he said it was not necessary, and that I should just take him home so he can take a warm bath and then he would feel better. On our way home, he kept on complaining about his wrists paining.
When we got home I got him into a warm bath and he complained about a sore throat, and he had a very high fever so I then gave him throat medicine. After getting out of the bath he said he was feeling a bit better and he went and laid down on the couch and I warmed up some food for him. He ate a couple of bites and pushed it away, saying he had had enough. I again gave him flu medication, and asked if I should take him to see a doctor and he said no, it was fine. I left him to sleep and at about eight he woke up, had a couple of bites of his food and said he was thirsty. I then made him juice, and that’s all he drank for the rest of the night.
At ten o’clock we went to bed, all he said is he had never had flu this bad and that he felt terrible. He still had a temperature, but refused to go the hospital, I asked him several times, and he said he would go the following day. I wiped his face a couple of times with a cold wet facecloth during the night to see if it would bring down the fever, because he was very hot, and he was up all evening with diarrhoea and vomiting.
At five o’clock I again asked him to allow me to take him to a doctor, and he said he would go later. His eyes looked like a blood bath, very red, and he was making moaning noises, I then asked him if he has got pain anywhere and he said no. I went and got him clothes and asked him to get dressed so I could take him to a doctor, and he said he just wanted to sleep for a hour or two, and will then go to see a doctor. I told him I was going to work and will make him an appointment for the doctor, and then come fetch him. I got to work and immediately phoned for an appointment, and got one for 11.30am.