Thursday, 15 January 2009

Don Update

It's quite a while since I updated on Don's progress after his dreadful accident last September and lots of people have enquired about him. It's almost 4 months since he was hit by the car and almost killed and he has been home from hospital now for 5 weeks, he has improved so much in that short time. His determination is remarkable, he is now walking almost unaided and his broken bones have all healed. His brain injury is going to take a lot longer to heal and after the massive trauma he suffered, he could never be the same person, but we are so lucky to still have him with us. He has a couple of physio sessions a week and he has really pushed himself to be mobile and independant. In the early days, I was helping him to do almost everything but now he is doing a lot more for himself. The sight in his right eye has gone completely and the long term prognosis is that it will never be regained. He still has the sight in his left eye and he is slowly adjusting and managing to read and watch TV which he couldn't do 5 weeks ago. Of all the injuries he suffered, the loss of his sight is the most devastating for him and some days it really gets to him and he feels very down and depressed. He lost 3 stone in weight but he is slowly gaining it back, must be my good cooking (LOL!). Don always did the cooking so its a big culture shock for me! Still, he is keen to try and do a bit of cooking again so fingers crossed it won't be for much longer!

Our lives have been turned upside down by this dreadful accident, its affected the whole family and we are all still trying to come to terms with it. The driver of the car that hit him is due in court sometime in March and once thats over hopefully we can move on and get on with our lives as best we can. I will keep you updated on his progress and thanks again to everyone.

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