To Emma Darwin [18 April 1851]
Friday | 7 oclock
Dr. Gully not come.
She appears dreadfully exhausted, & I thought for some time she was sinking, but she has now rallied a little. The two symptoms Dr. G, dreads most have not come on restlessness & coldness.— If her three awful fits of vomiting were not of the nature of a crisis, I look at the case as hopeless.— I cannot realise our position, God Help us.—
7o. 30’. Dr. Gully has been & thank God he says though the appearances are so bad, positively no one important symptom is worse, & that he yet has hopes—positively he has Hopes.— Oh my dear be thankful..—
Four deluges of vomiting she has had today—poor thing—
Reports on Anne’s condition.