Thank you for taking the time to share your stories and advice with mr, which I will share with both my mum and my family. It is heartening to know that this is not a death sentence and her strong will may help pull her through. However, it is difficult to accept that she will not be the same should she pull through, but I know that we will need to accept this and give her all our love and support on her journey through recovery. She is still quite agitated, wanting to get out of bed and has struck out at the nurses at points over the past 24hours. On the plus side, she was really calm this morning and had eaten porridge and drank thickened tea, and is also continuing to hold her beaker and drink her thickened water). She doesn’t seem to be sleeping much though, which I do find quite worrying, but hope that this will change over coming days.