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« on: Mar 13, 2017, 08:30AM »

I received the following message Sunday night cant personally verify it but... "Adrian Hirst (bass trombone player - Black Dyke Trombone Quartet) and his wife Karen have suffered an horrific motobike accident yesterday.   Karen is in a high dependency unit in one hospital with amongst other things concerns with respect to her spine and pelvis.  Adrian's injuries are so bad that he was air-lifted to a different hospital, is in an induced coma in the special intensive care unit, has multiple injuries and needs some extra special
prayers.   I ask for Gods special love and care for Adrian and Karen, for their family, friends and their extended family in the banding world.  I know that the prayer group will uplift their names to the Highest - and thank them for their prayers".

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« Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2017, 02:01AM »

Very sorry to hear that. I wish them a speedy and full recovery.

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« Reply #2 on: Mar 15, 2017, 04:52AM »

So.... an update on the Hirst family came to me today and it reads - "Karen had surgery yesterday afternoon/evening and has just received a little bit of physio getting her to sit on the edge of the bed. The plan is to try and get her to stand tomorrow!

Adrian this afternoon has undergone surgery on his back. Whilst I was with Karen we had news from theatre to say Adrian's operation "had gone to plan" and that he would be back on ICU in the next hour. Whilst still critical Adrian remains in a stable condition.

The plan is to now get Adrian in a more upright position so they can move to the next stage of his care - this may possibly include waking him up.

The family are overwhelmed by all the prayers, love and messages being offered.  Thank you to you all".

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« Reply #3 on: Mar 20, 2017, 03:39PM »

A Further Update on Adrian and Karen Hirst

Adrian: The operation on his wrist was completed this afternoon and has "gone to plan", whilst still critical on ICU he has remained stable. One of his chest drains has been removed and the plan is to keep him asleep to see how he goes with the drain removed and if that helps his breathing. The medical team will review his position tomorrow and perhaps look to start to wake him. If all goes ok they may then be able to consider taking Adrian off the ventilator depending on his lung function and oxygen levels.

Karen: Continues to fight through the pain barrier with her physio and is determined to visit Adrian as soon as she can!
James and Amy continue to be comforted knowing that Dad and Mum (as well as themselves) are being thought of and held in prayer by so many people xx
 
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« Reply #4 on: Today at 03:28 AM »

The Latest Update... "Karen continues to push on with her physio and plans are underway to get her home in the next week or so.

When I spoke to Adrian and said his name he opened his eyes which really focussed on me before he went back to sleep. He did this a few times. His lungs are doing well and in time the broken bones and fractures will heal. Due to the severe head injuries he sustained however only time will tell what lasting neurological damages this will leave Adrian with.

Yesterday he had a tracheotomy which will no doubt help Adrian communicate. Amy felt her baby kicking so she placed Adrian's hand on her tummy. When the baby kicked he opened his eyes and smiled. As Karen has said to me "we've got all the time in the world".

Please keep praying for small steps forward each day for both Adrian and Karen. Also please pray for the wonderful, skilled and caring medical teams supporting them both and their family".


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