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Thomas Brigdale

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[p]Thomas suffered an accident while we were on holiday in June 2016. He landed head first onto concrete from a height of approximately 2m. He was given first aid by our neighbour in the holiday cottages and by an off-duty paramedic from the nearby village, while we waited for the ambulance team to arrive. [/p][p]Once they arrived and treated Thomas, it was[lt]span class="text_exposed_show"[gt] decided that an air ambulance was required and he was taken to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth for assessment. He was given a CT scan which diagnosed a skull fracture with a bleed on the brain, a fractured eye socket and a fractured cheekbone. Due to the neurological damage, the excellent staff at Derriford decided to transfer Thomas again to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Thomas was put into an induced coma and made that journey from Plymouth to Bristol. With us not far behind. [lt]/span[gt][/p][p][lt]span class="text_exposed_show"[gt][lt]br /[gt] The next time we saw Thomas he was in Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on a ventilator. He stayed that way until two days later where he was taken off the ventilator and allowed to try and breath on his own with the help of oxygen. He was transferred to the Neuroscience ward the next day to continue his riscovery and two days later, he was transferred to Birmingham Children Hospital to be nearer home. After 9 days in hospital, Thomas was allowed home and spent the summer recuperating. [lt]/span[gt][/p][p]Now nearly a year since his accident, Thomas has started school and is progressing very well. The only damage from the accident that remains is some nerve damage which affects a muscle beneath one of his eyes. This we have been told should get better with time. [/p][p]We are very grateful for all the charities and people who supported us during the period immediately after his accident. Without their quick thinking and expert medical care, Thomas may not have been doing well today. [/p][p]Please donate whatever you can and help other families who are not as lucky as we are. Thank you. [/p][p]Jo, Stuart, Thomas and Daniel xxx[/p]

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12-May-2017

Skittles Night March 2017

Funds raised from skittles night on 24th March 2017

£556.00