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Postby jfcoleman » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:21 pm

One useful tip when visiting "out of hours", go on the bike, wear a hi vis vest and carry a package and clipboard.
Everyone assumes you are a courier and leaves you alone.
It is just co-incidence that you happen to walk past the bed of a friend and stop for a chat. Done it a few times, no one seems to mind!!
Or be like me and wear a clerical collar - perk of the job you know! :grin: On a more serious note, I'm delighted to hear that Pat continues to make progress - will be praying for him during my office prayers tomorrow morning. (Must be a positive sign - I've just turned another page!!)
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Postby store » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:50 pm

I keep checking in on Pat's progess, thanks to all for the updates...send him my rergards whoever pops in next. Ta.

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Postby Jaythro » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:38 am

Hi Folks I went in to see Pat yesterday I saw glimpses of the Pat we all know and care about but he has a long way to go yet

When I went in the Nurse asked him did he recognise me to which he said "I Do!" I was surprised as the nurse warned me that he tends not to recognise anyone

I was really impressed when he was trying to talk to me when he called me Jaythro so I suppose there's a memory there okay maybe not my name but it's a start :grin: :grin: :grin:

He's definitely not up to scratch but as I said there were glimpses of "Patman" shining thru

I'll get another run down in a fortnight or so and see what happens then
"Put your Ass on a motorcycle and ride with an attitude and the "Grim Reaper" will ride in your shadow!"

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Postby Vince » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:42 am

Thanks for the update and positive news.

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Postby Dennis Crompton » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:54 pm

Brilliant News

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Postby Jaythro » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:59 pm

Right Folks Perhaps a tad more stimulation is called for for our ould mate!

If you would feel like it perhaps a small card a note and a small story that may jog Pats memory

Mr Pat Mansfield
Abraham Colles Ward
St Jame's Hospital
St James Street
Dubllin 8
Ireland

The reason as follows !

Hello Jay
I see that you were in with Pat on Thursday. I do not read what is written in the book every time I go in as I am too busy concentrating on him.
I bring him for a walk in his chair and we go around the hospital. I point out signs to him and tell him what they say. We do not know if he can read or not. I brought my computer and showed him e mails and he appeared to read them. As you have noticed when he speaks it is all gibberish.
When I have him in the chair I go a certain route and the other day I went a different way and he said 'no its left here'.
He is eating a small amount of solid food-mashed potato and mince. On Sunday I was totally ignoring him and talking to the nurse. Next I hear 'Frances' and turn to look at him. This is the first time he has recognised me by my name. He also called 'Alison' the other day.
His left hand is still weak but his right is getting strong. He keeps putting his two fingers to his lips and then he brings them down and makes the actions of flicking ash. A few times he has stubbed out a cigarette. Talk about an automatic action.
We think he dreams a lot but thinks that his dreams are reality when he wakes up.
He gets tired very quickly and then gets very aggitated. When this happens he curses and swears at people.
Even though he can speak he is having trouble with language particularly nouns. He can say set phrases like 'when your ready or lets go' I am not too worried about the speech and now that he is swallowing that is a great improvement. The next step (excuse the pun) is the walking.
The physio is trying to strenghten his trunk muscles so that he can stand up but he keeps listing over to the right.
Frances


I think you'll agree thats some brightness and light for Fran so as I said a small card and an anecdote that will help jog Pats memory written in large clear script
"Put your Ass on a motorcycle and ride with an attitude and the "Grim Reaper" will ride in your shadow!"

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Postby george baker » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:23 pm

Hi
any update?
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Postby boxerman » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:30 pm

Had a mail from Francis a few days ago - seemd like things are much the same.
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Postby Dennis Crompton » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:09 pm

Hi all

Anybody any news of Pat.

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Postby chrisb » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:11 pm

Hia Dennis,
In to see Pat last week. No change to note in Pat's condition. Our friend is on a long road.
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Postby Dennis Crompton » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:18 pm

Hi Chris

Sent a card for Fran to read to Pat .Will continue to send cards to him on a regular basis. Was thinking of e mailing some photo's do you think this would be okay with Fran, I know she takes the Lap top to hospital sometimes and reads Pat's e mails to him. Thanks for the information.

Mary
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Postby tubbs » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:44 pm

Mary, I'm sure Frances would love see your pictures and show them to Pat, I put mine in a Photo Bucket account and sent Frances the password, then I upload as and when, to save big files in the inbox.

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Postby Dennis Crompton » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:52 pm

Mary, I'm sure Frances would love see your pictures and show them to Pat, I put mine in a Photo Bucket account and sent Frances the password, then I upload as and when, to save big files in the inbox.
Good idea. Will work on that one. =D> =D> =D>

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Postby boxerman » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:04 pm

...and don't forget, guy's, if any of you are over there visitors a very welcome and encouraged as any extra stimulation will help...
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Postby chrisb » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:21 pm

...and don't forget, guy's, if any of you are over there visitors a very welcome and encouraged as any extra stimulation will help...
Right on...and if anyone needs any help in getting to Pat ( it's kinda City Centre ) just contact me and we can arrange something.
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Postby boxerman » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:16 pm

An update recieved from Fran a couple of days ago..
Hello Phil
Day by day he is making a little progress nothing major or world shattering. What he is doing is only small but at least it is progress. He had an appointment with the surgeon yesterday in Beaumont. He wanted to assess him to see about putting the bone back. He decided against it for at least 6 months when he will see him again. He felt that as he is doing so well that it would be a setback to his rehab.
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Postby boxerman » Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:21 pm

Part of a mail recieved from Francis a couple of days ago....
He doesnt need to be fed through a feeding tube anymore as he is eating normally now. It will be still left in a while longer in case he refuses to eat. He is staying awake a lot more now and he speaking but he still has not language. He is much more aware of his surroundings and what is happening around him than he was before.
The nest step (no pun intended) is to try to get him to walk.
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Re: Patman's Progress...

Postby spot » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:22 pm

Hello Frances, its nice to see that you are keeping an eye on whats happening on here. I will have to tell pat that jay owes him a drink for that screen next time im over. How is Pat? Im hoping to pop over sometime before winter sets in (ie within a month or so) to see the old boy. I expect progress remains slow but hopefully in the right direction?

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Postby Dennis Crompton » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:40 pm

Hi

Has anyone heard what progress Pat's making.

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Postby boxerman » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:41 pm

I've heard nothing new...
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Re: Patman's Progress...

Postby Snowbike » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:00 am

Hi!

I've been out a lot this summer, but I did not forget our friend:
I posted a postcard for him from Sovetsk (Tilsit) or Gusiew in Kaliningrad in August. I was hoping he could read it himselfes, and I hoped that would put a smile on his face... -But some day he are going to read if, if it arrived; better late than never!
In the meantime his family are wondering who I am.
I hope they read this, then...

:smile: Liv, also called Snowbike.

Nick

Re: Patman's Progress...

Postby Nick » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:02 am

Good idea, Liv - maybe we could call on all our world-wide community to send a card........

Dennis Crompton

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Postby Dennis Crompton » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:20 pm

Good idea, Liv - maybe we could call on all our world-wide community to send a card........
Good Idea

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Postby bmwmotorental » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:54 am

I always hoped I'd never have to make a post with this sort of content but I must.......

We've been deliberately keeping it quiet for the last few days until we knew the full situation but as everyone on the Brugge trip will already be aware, there would be little chance of it not becoming public knowledge when they all get back....

Patman had a serious accident in Dublin on Thursday morning when on the way to the ferry to meet up with the rest of the guys going to Brugge and is unconcious and wired up to life support in a 'critical but stable' condition. He's due for another scan on Tuesday.

I'm sure that everyone wishes both him and his family well but could I ask you all to not phone Fran to find out his condition as I'm sure she has other things on her mind at this time and I promise that we'll keep you all informed of any changes here as soon as we become aware - we are in contact with Fran. Once Pat's concious I'm sure cards and visitors will be welcome and anyone requiring an address etc can contact any of the officers for such details.

If you believe then now is the time to say a prayer for Pat.
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On a slightly different subject, could I ask any of you who have sent copy to Pat for inclusion in the May e-Zine to re-send whatever you have to Cynthia at subeditor@bmridersclub.com so that she can attempt to re-create the e-Zine from scratch.

Phil

Thanks for letting us know keep us praying but for a great guy inormed as i am sure you will like others I'll say one.

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Re: Patman's Progress...

Postby John D » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:14 pm

Any positive news recently?
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