After spending half of the last week sleeping on a sofa bed at the Leeds General Infirmary I have become a witness to a minor miracle. For much of the week I thought I would lose my grandmother. The nurse came to see my father and I on Monday and said she had only hours to live. Now, in a recovery that has astounded the nurses and her consultant, my grandmother is almost back to her old self. She is not out of the woods yet – far from it. However, I still need to be at her side for a few more days until she can return home. I hope all at ATW understand my position.