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15/04/2019

Update

Kevin is having a little holiday at the JR. Friday night he managed to pull his feeding tube out, we...’re not too sure of the circumstances. To have it reinserted he came to the JR Sunday pm. Apparently he is due to have the procedure done today so hopefully will be back to the OCE tomorrow. He seems blissfully unaware of what’s going on and within 10 minutes of me getting here has nodded off! He obviously hasn’t had any food or drugs for 3 days now so it’s important it’s done sooner rather than later.Read moreless

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12/04/2019

Update

Yesterday Kevin ate a whole pot of yogurt which is the most he has ever eaten since his accident. Wh...en I said to him that it was great that Ang told me he had yogurt for lunch he said “did I”! Bearing in mind that was apparently only an hour previously this shows where his short term memory is currently. I also saw Kevin walk with his Physios and it was the best I had seen, much more upright and less leaning all his weight on them. I caught up with his Doctor too and he is extremely pleased with Kevin’s progress which gives me hope that he will be able to stay at the OCE longer which will give him the best possible chance of recovery, fingers crossed.Read moreless
12/04/2019

Chris McDonnell Great progress Katherine. We hope he can stay longer.

Aidan Shutter

10/04/2019

Fantastic to hear about the good pr …

Rob Young

03/04/2019

Its great to hear about the progres …

Steve Burns

22/03/2019

So So pleased at the progress that …

09/04/2019

Update

Kevin is on good form today and concentrated really well when Hayley, his Occupational therapist, wa...s looking at his photo book with him. It was the most focused I’ve seen him and he seemed to remember climbing ladders in Mesa Verde only a couple of weeks before his accident - he told Hayley I made him do it and it was scary!Read moreless
10/04/2019

Liz Bristow Another step forward Kathryn, we look forward to seeing him on Sunday x

10/04/2019

Patrick Voss Excellent to hear that such positive progress is happening . Keep up the good work! We would hope to visit in the near future. I will talk to you, Kathryn, to agree a date. Maybe bring a take away ? ! ! Pat and Eileen xx

10/04/2019

Patrick Voss Hello Kevin and Kathryn,

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10/04/2019

Patrick Voss HELLO kEVIN AND kATHRYN,

10/04/2019

Sam Breese Great to hear

03/04/2019

Update

Sorry for the lack of updates, last week Kevin had a bit of a set back as he became quite wheezy and... asthmatic, having to be prescribed with a nebuliser. That’s back under control now which is good news. Yesterday my brother Keith visited Kevin with me. He recognised Keith straight away and was on good form, making us laugh because he quite clearly swore a couple of times! He told us that he would struggle to ride his bikes or drive his car with his right hand as it is currently. For info, his fingers curled inwards and have been left pretty fixed to his palm as the tendons have shortened. This was mainly due to inactivity as he broke his right wrist in the accident. Anyway, yesterday he seemed keen for us to try to help straighten them but swore loudly when it hurt to do so. It is great that he is now thinking about the future and knowing Kevin he will now be trying to get those fingers moving. Unfortunately I still struggle to understand what he is saying a lot of the time which must be very frustrating for Kevin and he tells me I’m annoying when I can’t which he manages to say very clearly!Read moreless

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26/03/2019

Update

Last week Kevin increased the amount of walking he could do and ended the week doing 6 laps of the g...ym and even going outside in the corridor too. It is lovely that he is recognising people that visit and was able to name his family when they all visited Sunday. His shorter term memory isn’t so good at the moment so he couldn’t tell me who he had seen on Sunday though. Last week his speech & language therapist gave him more yogurt to test his swallow reflex which is improving however he is much more chesty now and is needing an asthma inhaler to help him breath more comfortably. She has decided to leave testing the swallow for a little while. Kevin was also fitted with a proper wheelchair so he is now more manoeuvreable and we will be able to take him outside in the garden. Good timing with the nice weather this week.Read moreless

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Patrick Voss

21/03/2019

Hello Kevin and Kathryn Keep up th …

Paul Treleaven

16/03/2019

It is encouraging to hear the updat …

Peter Bowden

09/03/2019

Great news ! The Chiltern TR Gro …

15/03/2019

Update

This week Kevin has improved massively in how he communicates. All of a sudden he is showing real un...derstanding and is able to get across what he wants. So today he wanted to go outside and he was cold so wanted his fleece on. He recognised Mike who visited with me today and said “it’s good to see you Mike”. It’s not always easy to understand what he is saying but at least we can now ask questions to get to what he means.Read moreless
18/03/2019

Elaine Kidd Really positive to read this update. It must be such a relief to both Kevin and those visiting him.

16/03/2019

Liz Bristow Such great news, can't wait to see him tomorrow!

13/03/2019

Update

Today Kevin was given some strawberry yogurt and he managed to swallow it fairly successfully which ...is another step forward. His swallow is still slow and he has to swallow more than once to get the yogurt to go down but it appears to have gone into his stomach rather than his airway. He was also very talkative today and it was nice to see him showing an interest with his speech & language therapist when she talked to him about the Isle of Man TT race. Read moreless
14/03/2019

Chris McDonnell Fantastic! That is such a step forward. Love from Chris & John

14/03/2019

Frankie Styles Such a great idea and so pleased to hear that Kevin is progressing so well now. Love to you all

07/03/2019

Update

Today I saw Kevin walk for myself which after 124 days in hospital was amazing. He was quite talkat...ive although we had a problem understanding what he was saying some of the time which frustrated him a bit.Read moreless
11/03/2019

Sam Breese That is excellent news , great progress

11/03/2019

mark moore Hi This is great news, Often in our thoughts and missed on a Saturday, Mark

10/03/2019

Peter Gange Hi Kathryn fab idea great news on the old bugger went to see him a week last Friday as its POETS day but the traffic backed all the way back to Wheatley so i am back to late Mondays so see him tomorrow

08/03/2019

Diane Hazleton Its great to read about Kevin's progress, and lovely to see you when you walk passed Kathryn. Your both always in our thoughts Love to to you both

08/03/2019

martine Tim Wardill Liz just passed us the details of the website and it is fantastic to read the fantastic positive news of yesterday! The journey to recovery might be quicker than expected! thinking of you all. Martine & Tim

08/03/2019

Alan Thomas Thank you for setting this up. It's a great way to share the good news of Kevin's progress and I wish you and yours all the very best.

08/03/2019

Alan Thomas Hello Kathryn, I just signed up to callingabout.org after hearing about the page that you have set up for Kevin (what a great organisation!).I was really really happy to read the latest update, which is so so much better news than I could have hoped for.

07/03/2019

Nataha Garrad That's fantastic news.

06/03/2019

Update

On Tuesday Malcolm, Liz, myself and my Dad attended Kevin's monthly progress meeting with everyone i...nvolved in his rehabilitation (therapists, nurses and his Consultant, Dr Pick). This meeting was far more positive than the initial one as Kevin has made good progress which everyone has witnessed. As a result of his progress the OCE have extended his stay to 9th May which is a real result. The longer he can stay there the better as their care and therapy are what is helping him to get better. Today was an amazing day. Jenny, Kevin's Physio, told me that he walked for the first time today. Not just a few steps either, he walked the length of the gym and back - obviously he was supported by a Physio either side of him but even so this is a fabulous breakthrough. I just wish I had been able to witness it.Read moreless
07/03/2019

Elaine Kidd It was really good to read this latest report and clearly Kevin is making a huge effort to walk again. In our thoughts as always. Elaine and Alan

03/03/2019

Update

W/c 25th February was slightly less positive than the previous week and Kevin has been very tired, s...pending quite a lot of time sleeping which is not great for his visitors! None of us heard him speak very much even when he was doing physio which tends to be when he is at his most talkative. On the positive side he has managed to stand with support for up to 30 mins at a time. The nurses also told me he managed to sit himself on the edge of the bed ready to be put in his chair, which is amazing as he usually cannot sit up when in bed.Read moreless
08/03/2019

Diane Hazleton They say from Little acorns. x x

25/02/2019

Update

Kevin had a really good week last week (wc 18th Feb). The physios reported that he was speaking more..., he was sitting and standing with their support and managed to push the right button in the lift when asked. He went out in the garden in the sun for the first time too. I heard Kevin say hello to one of the physios and the nurses all said he was saying words to them.Read moreless

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