Just a quick update to say that Neil is improving. 

He was taken off the ventilator on Friday and is no longer being sedated.  Each day sees another little improvement.  Over the weekend, he was taken off the oxygen and is now eating solid food, and managing well.  The chest drains are still in, and hopefully they’ll be removed over the next couple of days.  He’s able to move about slowly, but needs to build up muscle tone.  He’s aware of all that’s happened, but only because he’s been told; he doesn’t remember much after he was taken to the ITU.  He’s ready to be moved to the ‘chest’ ward, but is staying in the ITU until a bed becomes available.  Won’t know till he gets to the ‘chest’ ward and they assess him, when he’ll be discharged.

Thanks for the well wishes.