Back in the UK but things are looking up

Trip Start Dec 29, 2010
Trip End Dec 05, 2011

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

The boys and I arrived back in the UK on 6th Jan. I dropped them off with my sister and went to the hospital where Mary is making solid progress. Katherine and Bryn have been at her bedside as much as doctors, procedures and children would allow which has been a great help to Mary. 

Mary came off the ventilator late on the 6th, the last apparatus of life support attached to her body, and has been progressing extremely well since then. Whilst not exactly her first words, shortly after gaining full consciousness, and the ability to talk, Katherine got told faintly but firmly to go home and be with her family.

Mary is now on a ward and while we are not fully out of the woods yet; Mary is still very vulnerable; there may yet be side effects; and even a speedy recovery will take some considerable time, the fact that Mary is now making derisory and comical remarks about the other patients on the ward and the general state of nursing care, is only good news as far as we are concerned.

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Priesty on

Sorry to hear about this guys. Still, you made the right call and are where you should be. Progress sounds good though, so hopefully only a brief interlude. Also brings about the chance of a beer doesn't it??

wickens on

Really hoping to avoid London and get back on with the trip but maybe next week. Frankly I hope to be packing next week and on the way.

Caroline on

Gosh, thats a difficult start, hope all is improving. Julie and I were talking about you today in the chilly school playground, thinking you'd be basking in the sun! I hope you plans run smoothly from here and Mary is on the mend x

Sylvia Klemz on

Katherine, Have only just learnt of abbreviated start to your journey. Our thoughts are with you and the whole family, hoping your Mum is soon well enough for you to be able to enjoy the rest of your planned adventure.

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