The Big Bead Show was fantastic, I had a wonderful time. There was one gloomy speck on the day and that was my lovely husband George, he had been fighting what we thought was a chest infection for a while and looked somewhat under par early doors on Saturday when I forced him out of bed for the bead show. The trooper that he is he battled on, spent most of the day in the car reading the paper but having seen his rather ghostly pallor I decided it was for the best, he would probably scare people away. We arrived home at 7pm we were in bed by 8pm.Sunday, Mothers Day - Child no 1. Full Marks - Excellent.Child no 2. Null points - really Robert, claiming no credit on your mobile phone doesn't actually cut it! Husband - still looking ghastlyMonday, migraine day - enough saidTuesday, finally focussed long enough at husbands face to realise that all was not well and should probably get him to the doctors for antibiotics post haste. Got him tea and toast and woman-handled him into the car before having my breakfast, huge mistake...was not expecting to spend the entire day in ER and the acute medical ward.Apparently George had been bleeding internally and had pretty much no blood left, an adult male generally has haemoglobin levels between 14-18 (just for illustration purposes, don't quote me on that) George had 4.3 which one kindly nurse informed me was "dead"! He had been chugging ibuprofen for his chest/fluey thing and had developed an ulcer which had been bleeding, of course the worse he felt the more ibuprofen he took, the man who did his endoscopy reckoned that ibuprofen pretty much kept him in work, which is fairly freaky. What was also freaky was the entire lack of pain or other noticeable symptoms apart from shortness of breath, tired and a bit peaky...all of which could be a chest infection or similar.They pumped him back up with blood, in stereo at first, one pouch in each arm and over the course of a couple of days I think he had maybe 8 pouches of blood over 2 days although I lost count early on. They gave him an endoscopy which showed a healed ulcer and after 3 days in the hospital they discharged him on Friday.At this point I would like to say that all of the medical staff (except the nurse who pumped blood into his tissue for a while leaving an extraordinary bruise) were totally fantastic. I have never seen a team of people work so hard, for so many hours and keep a cheery smile on their faces, nothing was too much trouble for them...a huge thank you to all of them. Also, thank you, to everyone who gives blood, without you I know it would have been a very different picture last week and for that I am eternally grateful.I would also like to pay my respects to my Uncle Clifford who died on Friday evening, may he rest in peace.