An update on Neil

1 March 2017

Late on Friday, as episode 169 was being put together, Neil had the PEG feeding tube inserted. He is now back home recovering. From here, the hope is that Neil can now start to build up his strength again and ultimately be in a good shape for the HSCT his family and friends are endeavouring to get him.

For more on Neil’s story, please visit: Get Neil Walking

24 February 2017

Another week has passed without Neil getting his PEG feeding tube owing to the NHS Crisis.

Neil has lost a great deal of weight over the last fortnight which is an added concern because that can quickly lead to organ failure which is irreversible. 

For more on Neil’s story, please visit: Get Neil Walking  

17 February 2017

Another week has passed without Neil getting his PEG feeding tube, much to both his and his family's distress.

For more on Neil’s story, please visit: Get Neil Walking  

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There's another 'Nelly, remember this?' feature on Monday's Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available.

9 February 2017

An update for my Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available podcast listeners on Neil, (‘Nelly, Remember This?’) my childhood friend battling for his life.

Neil, if you’re not familiar with his story, has primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

Today Neil was supposed to be having a PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) feeding tube inserted, so he can be fed whilst asleep.

This would enable Neil to still be able to eat normally if he wants to.
He is overwhelmed by fatigue, and lately eating has become exhausting for him.

The PEG feeding tube would give Neil more nutrients and fluids and it might even give him a few more hours each day of being awake. The tube would also help to keep Neil healthier as he prepares for the Hematopoietic stem cell Treatment he needs which is only offered in Israel.

Unfortunately Neil’s operation, scheduled for 11:30am today, was cancelled at the last minute owing to no hospital beds being available.

For more on Neil’s story, please visit: Get Neil Walking