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08-01-2020, 23:47   #16
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Oh I wasn't offended at all, sorry if it sounded like that, I just meant to reassure you.
Where do you live? If you live in Dublin I can meet you and call with you, that way they might speak to us?
Thanks, I'm not in Dublin.

The hospital seem quite strict about who they will talk to.

The embassy lady said she will call again in the morning when things open up and there are other people to deal with.

Thanks.
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I PMed you my number, in case all else fails we can do a videocall. Hopefully he will call you himself tomorrow and all will be well. Best of luck. Anything I can do, let me know.
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Find out from the girlfriend what hospital they’re in and then ring Foreign Affairs in Dublin on 014082000.

They’ll get in touch with consular services in Paris or provide you with an out of hours contact number. Not a bad idea to have contact details for the girlfriend handy as well.
I was about to suggest the same thing. DFA have a 24 hour duty officer.
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I hope all works out ok
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I managed to get his phone passed to a nurse who gave it to a doctor. He is in diabetic ketoacidosis and severe dehydration and is being moved to ICU.
Hopefully now they know what it is it will be more straight forward and they can get him sorted.

At least now I know what it is. I have also talked to him, he sounds terrible but that is to be expected. It is a bit of a relief. I'll be happy when I get him back on Irish soil again.

Thank you to everyone who commented, your advice and offers of help were greatly appreciated.
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09-01-2020, 07:32   #21
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I got a message from my son this morning. He had a rough night but is feeling a lot better now.

Thanks again everyone.
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I got a message from my son this morning. He had a rough night but is feeling a lot better now.

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Delighted to hear he's doing better, you must have been beside yourself!!

Give him a slap for scaring you once he's home and back to himself.
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Fair play to Purple Hare Theatre Company. Obviously a very nice and caring person.
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Fair play to Purple Hare Theatre Company. Obviously a very nice and caring person.
Purple Hare Theatre Company, a great bunch of lads.
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Ah thanks guys Was absolutely delighted to hear he was doing better
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Delighted he's doing ok now, OP. You must be so relieved! I hope you get some sleep tonight, I don't think you'd have gotten much last night.

PHTC, you're a diamond.
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We eventually got him home yesterday evening despite Storm Brendan threatening flights and my car breaking down at the toll booth on the way home from Dublin airport!!!

He was in a bad way still, he had a terrible headache all day and could barely walk or talk when I met him. He has hardly eaten in 7 days and has lost about a quarter of his already slight body weight.

He is home anyway so that is the main thing, time to start building him up again and get him back to his normal unhelpful, lazy teenage self.

Thanks again to all who provided information or offers of assistance on here.
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