Help Mike on his road to recovery after left leg amputation due to accident in Thailand

Update posted by Michael Johnston On Feb 20, 2019

Hello,

An update on Mikes progress today.

While still In a lot of pain we are progressing slowly. Mike has some physio yesterday and will get more today to start him on his rehabilitation process.

Our big aim is to get Mike back home as soon as possible to continue his journey back to health.

We have received lots of messages of support and these are keeping our spirits up. A big thank you also for all the fund raising support. It has been fantastic.

Thank you

Jillian, Mike and Michael



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Update posted by Michael Johnston On Feb 18, 2019

Hello, this is Mikes dad Michael

I just want to update you on Mikes current situation. He is now 3 days post operation and although in a lot of pain and under the influence of pain relief and other meds he is a little bit better. We still have a long way to go on the path to rehab and recovery but it all starts from here.

Getting Mike home is our first priority and I will keep everyone updated as this plan progresses over the coming days. This of course is a very fluid situation which is being assessed on an ongoing basis by the medical team in Bangkok

Mike has asked me to thank everyone for their good wishes and very kind campaign support.

He is really very appreciative of all this help from friends here in Thailand and from everyone back home in Ballymena.

Thanks and regards,

Michael and Jill

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Update posted by Michael Johnston On Feb 18, 2019

Hello, this is Mikes dad Michael

I just want to update you on Mikes current situation. He is now 3 days post operation and although in a lot of pain and under the influence of pain relief and other meds he is a little bit better. We still have a long way to go on the path to rehab and recovery but it all starts from here.

Getting Mike home is our first priority and I will keep everyone updated as this plan progresses over the coming days. This of course is a very fluid situation which is being assessed on an ongoing basis by the medical team in Bangkok

Mike has asked me to thank everyone for their good wishes and very kind campaign support.

He is really very appreciative of all this help from friends here in Thailand and from everyone back home in Ballymena.

Thanks and regards,

Michael and Jill

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Update posted by Michael Johnston On Feb 15, 2019

15th february, morning feedback from doctor stated that Mike is recovering from his operation and would be moved from ICU to an observation room in the next hours.

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Update posted by Michael Johnston On Feb 13, 2019

Bangkok, 13th feb morning: Unfortunately, nothing could have been done to save his leg, he has been transferred yesterday by ground ambulance from Chumphon to Bangkok, 7 hours trip, and was admitted at BNH hospital around 10pm last night. A few hours later, in the early morning today 13th february, the surgeon decided to proceed to the amputation of Mike's leg, above the knee level despite efforts to keep his knee.

He is expected to stay 3 days in ICU and another 8 days in obversation room at BNH hospital, but the doctor told us that he could only fly back to the UK in 2 or 3 weeks.


Michael a few hours after his amputation (Bangkok, 13th feb. morning)

2 hospital bills for admission deposit, care and surgery (Bangkok, 13th feb)

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Anonymous

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Just wanted to help get ur wee lad hme to Bmena. Much love Jillian, thinkin bout u all everyday, stay strong xxx

Gillian Neilly

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Melvin McKendry

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I am absolutely heart broken to hear this about Mike. I hope he make a speedy recovery, can't imagine how he is feeling right now but he is a fighter. Please tell him I was asking for him x

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Mike, so sorry to hear about your accident! Thinking about you & wishing you well. Linda & Sammy x

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Thoughts and prayers are with you....

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Get well soon Mike, so sorry to hear about what has happened. If you ever need anything, give me a shout. Ash

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