Henry admitted to UCH at midnight as the New Year arrived.
Text sent on 1 January 2013 at 7.30am: As you know Hen has not been well lately. Yesterday he had some preliminary blood tests and also developed Chicken Pox. He was sent to hospital by an on-call doctor. Hen has had an ok night – his temperature has come down and he is on anti-virals for his chicken pox. We are still waiting for some blood test results but his haemoglobin count is low so he needs a blood transfusion this morning. The docs are not able to say what is wrong but we are waiting for results from a blood film test – the important question is whether Henry has abnormally-shaped white blood cells. We are hoping not, as that would be a very serious sign. We should know later this morning.