As part of Jennie’s physio tratment, she was today wheeled in a special wheelchair to the entrance of the hospital past the shops including a stop at a dress shop and into the fresh air.

This outing also included some physio work in the gym but during the process her feeding tube became blocked/ kinked.

‘Go to the shops and buy a bottle of coca cola’ asks Jennie, ‘Why’ says I. ‘The bubbles will unblock the blockage’ say the nurse. ‘You are pulling my leg’…

But no… Despite the coke being forced down the tube, the blockage remained, being resistant to the corrosive properties of the coke. Much pain later the tube was replaced and food and drink restarted.  So Coke yes, but still no cup of tea. Her swallow remains a problem.