Andy looked at the bowl of cereal that sat in front of him.
“What’s this?” He complained.
“Muesli.” His wife replied. “You know what the doctor said. Now, when I get back from my sister’s I want you to have finished the whole box. There’s enough there for the week.”
She placed a kiss on his forehead before heading to the front door; a wheeled case in tow.
He reluctantly spooned the ‘chicken feed’ into his mouth. It had the consistency of cardboard and didn’t taste any better.
Within an hour he winced in pain. Strange sounds were emanating from his stomach.
He decided to retire to bed, hoping a lie down might make him feel better. He took a bottle of water with him; he was so parched.
Lying in bed, he attempted to reach for the bottle; that incredible thirst was driving him insane.
To his utter dismay…
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