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Thread #72868 Message #1262135
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
01-Sep-04 - 08:58 PM
Thread Name: Cyril Tawney - Illness
Subject: RE: Cyril Tawney
I received an e-mail from Rosemary Tawney. She asked me to pass this note on to all the Mudcatters.
>Cyril has been in hospital for 2 months. It's rather involved
and it took a long time for the medics to be able to determine what is the underlying cause
of his several problems (no longer just diabetic leg ulcers, but arthritis,
bone infection, debility, nodules). It is myco bacterium (not "micro")
chelonae which is commonly carried in water but rarely enters the body.
Now they know what antibiotic to use, he is progressing, and he is also going to have specialised treatments to boost his immune system.
We've been warned that it may take a long time, but we will get there, and he's receiving very good care and excellent treatment and is in good, positive spirits, helped a great deal by the goodwill that floods in.<
Rosemary also mentioned that Cyril is being transferred to another hospital and that she is going with him and will be away for awhile. As she noted, Cyril is helped by all the postive thoughts and spirit that are being sent his way.
I'm hoping he will come to this side of the pond as soon as he gets better. He is a treasure. Cyril and Rosemary are in our thoughts and prayers.