Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Simon Richardson Update (30/8/11)

Simon was experiencing difficult breating again today, so with CT scans and an MRI scan to do to check progress on his injuries, he consented to be sedated again.  "It's not a backwards step by any means, more a sideways step" commented his wife Amanda on the phone earlier.  Speaking in an interview for one of the papers earlier, I commented how Amanda "has this wonderful resolve and realistic expectation, as she's been through this once before." 

Simon continues to be very tired, he hasn't eaten anything solid for ten days, with his fluids and nutritional needs being drip fed into him.  He looked more himself this morning, according to his Amanda - which is great.  It's expected Simon will be sedated for a few days again and medical staff will continue to monitor this.  We'll keep you all updated.

Note to Press; Simon Richardson is a double-gold Paralympic cyclist.  On the track in Bejing 2008 he won the LC3/4 1km time trial and 3km individual pursuit. He also claimed a silver in the road time trial and assisted team mate Darren Kenny to victory in the road race.  Further details can be found on his Wikipedia page.

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