Thank you all so much for your prayers and support.
After an uncertain beginning, the week seems to be coming to a very positive end . Anthea is moving pretty freely. She has been walking up and down steps in the hospital gym and Naomi took her outside for the first time in her wheel chair. Blood tests show her to be currently free from infection, and although still experiencing pain and nausea, she is in excellent spirits. She has been very brave this week and it seems, although the fusion surgery was not the Plan A, it might lead to a quicker recovery.
The other major bit of tentative news is that the consultant has indicated that Anthea could well be transferred to Frenchay in Bristol in the near future.
Mike has been having some very positive conversations with people – staff, patients, family members – throughout the hospital over the past month. He has developed some good relationships and people have obviously been interested in him given his role.