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Nigel Povey was a healthy and active 62 year old. On Sunday 20th August 2017, he suffered an incredibly rare brain stem stroke. He had been unwell for a few days, feeling dizzy and nauseated. This was diagnosed as Labyrinthitis, an ear infection. Following a seizure, he was rushed to A and E, where a CT scan confirmed a brain stem stroke. The following morning, Nigel was sent to theatre. 2 clots in his brainstem were found, but nothing could be done and damage was too severe to operate. The family were told on that morning that it was extremely unlikely that Nigel would survive. Despite terrible odds, Nigel did survive, but was left with Locked In Syndrome. This means he is completely paralyzed, except for eye movements, yet fully conscious. We have created this blog to give regular updates on Nigel’s progress.
Good news today – 2 rooms have become available at Mount Elton. They are decorating the rooms and having peg refresher training this week. According to Brokerage Nige should be in before his op Nige was in good mood tonight, Caroline showed him the video tour of upstairs and caught him up on all the news. Frankie cut his nails They are saying Nige may move this week but we will confirm as soon as we
Caroline had a lush afternoon in the garden with Nige and Auntie Gill. This morning Nathan, Maddy and Harry visited and Nige saw Harry walk. The operation has been rescheduled for Thursday 1st November. Nige will arrive at BRI at 7.15am.
Caroline saw Nige with Deon this evening, he was OK and pleased to see Deon. A nurse came in and said there had been an issue with handing over the notes to the BRI on Friday.
So, Nige got to hospital and got sent back without having the operation as there wasn’t a high dependency bed available. Really disappointing as an early start for Nige and a day wasted.
BIRU just called to update us today and Nige is having his op at the BRI tomorrow, not St Michaels as previously thought. They are now saying a bed has been booked for 2 nights though this can be flexible.