Some great news tonight, I've managed to speak with Simon on the phone and he's sounding in good spirits, sore - yes, groggy - yes, bit stunned still - yes, but it's great to hear him awake and able to hold a conversation. Asking him how he's feeling, the response was "I'm getting there."
He's breathing unsupported now; which is a massive step forward - clearly the treatment of the blod clots is taking effect. After a very traumatic 18 days for the family, today looks like a breakthrough day today. Awesome stuff.