The wonderful Sara, Richard & Karen organized for Will to get a haircut and manicure so he is now sporting a cool spring do!
Many thanks to Zoe who is one of the ambulance crew that works with Richard and Karen, who came in to do this for him. He looks like he is enjoying the attention!
Also, Helen Chilvers and Katy (Hooper) Attwater came in on Friday and had a wonderful time with him and noticed how active he was in tracking them with his eyes when they were speaking. I am sure this is a result of how hard the physio-therapists are working with him even though he gets tired at the end of the day. And he visibly melts when they were giving him neck massages and loads of kisses which was lovely to see.
Claire Trigger has also been in again as well as Sara Reeve who continues to check in on him before going home at the end of her long days.
As spring is around the corner and it will soon be 1 year since he had his accident and a few more weeks to his 60th birthday on April 13th, I would like you all to make a super human effort to make it in to see him. He has no-one but us to punctuate his long days in hospital and I know how much he enjoys his massages and kisses.
I have been quiet these past few weeks just so I could catch up with my own life and see what transpired with Will’s care in the East Surrey hospital and get updates from his visitors.
My thanks to Brigitte Jaquillard, Richard Paddon, Chris Marchington and Holly Spice for visiting his past week and for the ongoing visits from the wonderful Sara Reeves. Richard and Karen Hartley also visited (after clearing up that awful cold) and his ongoing physiotherapy now includes regular trips outside in his wheelchair to see the sunshine, clouds and trees and hear the birds, something I know he loves. He also gets some sessions to get his legs stronger and other sessions trying to get him to move his eyes in response to cards with yes and no on them.
If you haven’t yet been to visit, I encourage you to do so to give him much needed contact and reminiscence therapy which helps to rebuild association and memory.
The staff are doing their best with him especially the different therapy teams who are getting him up and out of bed, sitting in his chair and motivating him. He could do with a lot more neck massages so be prepared to give them when you visit. He literally melts with pleasure when you do!
I will update as I get more information and the proposed transfer to the specialist hospital. If you have any questions, please email using the Contact page on this site and I will do my best to respond as quickly as I can.