13th December

Caroline and Maddy attended Nigel’s 6 week review meeting at BIRU today. This was just to update us on how Nige is doing really, as they still cannot say how much Nige will improve. Having his cuff down will become more routine, and they want him in his chair twice a day.

Nige has dyspraxia, so although he has a voice with the cuff down, he can’t coordinate that with all the muscles needed to talk, and his SALT is working on this. No worries about Nige’s mental health or cognitive functions.

Nige had a visit from 2 music therapy students yesterday, which he loved! It was apparently very intense and emotional, and could become a weekly thing.

Nige was very chilled after a busy day, a bit tired but happy.