Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Co Antrim
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Just another quick update, we were called up the MacMillan unit on Tuesday morning (11th) and I have stayed here since, with his children calling everyday and staying til evening. We've had lots of ups and downs during the past few day but mainly 'ups' as Alan is still able to acknowledge our presence and enjoy his music playlist which is growing by the day as we remember the songs that mean something to us all.
Alan has always been very stubborn but I don't think any of us realised just how stubborn until now. As I type this note, he's in his bed behind me, breathing strongly and regularly and even yesterday he was able to write notes to us all when we were unable to make out what he was trying to say - he even wrote a recommendation to one of his nurses on the best 'ordinary' breakfast sausage (results of his recent 'sausage survey').
I think he has astonished everyone, not least the doctors, with his fighting spirit.
I will update here when I can and our family really appreciate your comments and concern for Alan.