Tom continues to make progress though is frustrated that it is not happening more quickly. He would like to be able to speak, to sit up, to breathe independently and to eat (and lots more). But bones and tissues need time to heal, and it will take weeks, perhaps, for him to get used to breathing just with his diaphragm. Ellen has been with him for much of the day. Susie spent time with Tom and Ellen this afternoon. And more love and support comes in at all times. Balloons came from his tutors in ECE at Brunel University, cards from well-wishers and lots of great messages on this site (which we read to him – he smiles broadly at your memories, suggestions and ideas for what to when he gets better). He finds the temperature changes that come with this kind of injury (making him feel – alternately – very hot and very cold) hard to cope with.
Polly was discharged from hospital today: Susie took her home to her father Michael’s house in Standlake. She is doing well. Michael himself has not been well recently and was admitted to the JR hospital late this evening.