David visited Tom and Ellen May 3 to 5 and was able to see for himself real improvement as the latest bout of chest infection was brought under control. There will be a risk of recurring infectioions as Tom learns to breathe on his own and the intensity of ventilation is reduced. But the physiotherapy remains intense and Tom’s spirit is strong. Ellen provides extraordinary support working in partnership with the physios and nurses. Tom had animated discussions yesterday with Laura, Raj and Gary; then later spoke with Susie and Polly. Today Tom and Ellen were joined again by Polly and Felix. A Tara Puja for Tom took place in Kathmandu on the 5th May.