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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:16 pm
by Keg
Latest update from Patricia, Monday 12th December:

"DANIEL UPDATE" Daniel is just getting over another nasty chest infection and still has a tracky fitted to help with his breathing and to make it easier for the nurses to clear his lungs. Daniel is allowed to have a speaking valve fitted to the tracky for 2 hours a day to enable him to speak any longer than this and he cannot breath very well. He has a gastric nasal tube fitted to feed him thr...ough but he pulls them out every day as many as four times but he dosent realise he has done it. He is moving his right arm and leg but has no real co-ordernation. His left hand moves a little but he has no feeling in his left side at the moment . There is lots more i could go into but i think this is enough for now just to let everyone who has asked after Daniel that things are not very good but are much better than we ever we thought as Daniel was not expected to survive but has even surprised his Neuro Surgeon getting this far. We are looking at 6 to 12 months in hospital for Daniel he has no concept of time or days of the week . PLEASE PLEASE KEEP PRAYING . THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR KIND WORDS . MUCH LOVE PATRICIA X

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:29 pm
by Woog
We're thinking of Dan and all his family and friends. We hope he's getting better everyday!

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:47 pm
by Nonsuch
Hi all,
I've been visiting Dan in hospital over the past few weeks (with the family's permission). I'll leave the official updates to Patricia, but just wanted to add to her latest update above to say that on most of the occasions I have visited, Dan has seemed in good spirits. Some of the things he's still wired up to are pissing him off a bit, but it's testament to his strength of character that he can still manage a smile and a 'thumbs up'. I've tried to pass on as many of the get well messages as possible. Keep 'em coming and thanks for all your support.

Best (3)wishes,


Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:53 am
by Paul Groovy
thanks Mike. give my love to the old git next time you see him,and a Happy Christmas to you and yours. xx

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:56 pm
by Keg
Latest Facebook update from Patricia, Saturday 24 December, 23:01:

"DANIEL UPDATE" Daniel is getting stronger by the day and his health is so much inproved he is now able to eat normal food but does still need help with loading the spoon but each day his co-ordernation hand to mouth is getting better. Daniel cant walk yet but the physo get him in a standing position which he dosent like as his legs cant take his weight yet and they did get him to take a couple of steps but that was with four people around him for support. Daniel has a good appetite and is enjoying his food. His spirits are up most of the time except when his memory goes which is often as he thought we where in 2001 so i let him chatter away with whatever he wants to come out with then i manage to get him round to the here and now and he can be fine for ten minutes at time some of what he comes out with is funny he even laughs himself and normaly says he is talking gobbley goop. I read him all the messages from you all he thinks i am making it all up.Daniel forgets he is in a Hospital thinks he is in a night shelter or Hostel and thinks he will be thrown out every morning . Well everyone thank you again for all your love and prayers for Daniel we wish you all a wonderfull xmas and a fantastic New Year from Daniel and myself and Alan my Husband. I will be with Daniel as normal Xmas Day and will read him what i have put on here today. GOD BLESS YOU ALL MUCH LOVE PATRICIA XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:27 pm
by Nonsuch
Paul Groovy wrote:thanks Mike. give my love to the old git next time you see him,and a Happy Christmas to you and yours. xx
Thanks Paul. I will certainly pass that on.

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:03 pm
by Keg
Another update from Dan's sister:
"DANIEL UPDATE" Daniel is now fighting a nasty infection which has brought him down quite a bit and the nurses are keeping a close watch on him this is something we were worried about as his health takes another tumble. Daniel has such a long way to go once he overcomes this infection he will be moved to another Hospital who specialise in Rehabilatation as Daniel is not mobile yet and his sight is very poor we are praying that they may be able to help further with this. I still read all your messages to him every day. thank you for all your kind words and prayer's for Daniel Kind regards Patricia X

Monday 31 January 2012

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:42 pm
by Keg
Update from Jowe Head on Facebook:
I went to visit Daniel Treacy, my former band-mate in the Television Personalities, in hospital yesterday. The good news is that he was conscious, listening and talking. His sister Pat told me that this was not predicted as a realistic hope a few months ago, so we must be thankful for small mercies. Hopefully he can regain some strength, mobility and vision in the coming months. Meanwhile, here is a photo of Dan and I together in happier times.
Tuesday 21 February 2012.