A match and wholesome dad-of-five has been left unable to stroll and discuss following a extreme mind harm after collapsing out of the blue.
Wayne Tee, from Ellesmere Port, suffered the life-changing accidents again in July 2020, attributable to a extreme hypoxic mind harm which docs suppose was because of an an infection on his mind.
Th 43-year-old spent roughly 14 weeks in intensive care and in a coma with minimal response.
Tragically, this has left Wayne presently non-verbal, wheelchair-bound, unable to swallow and unable to finish many on a regular basis duties unaided.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic Wayne’s 5 kids have additionally not been capable of go to their dad.
Describing what occurred, his mum Julie Murillo informed CheshireLive how she went spherical to her son’s home to drop off some meals when she discovered him nonetheless in mattress and never in work.
Julie stated after telling him to rise up she knew one thing was flawed when she might inform Wayne could not recognise who she was and that’s when known as for an ambulance.
Talking to CheshireLive, Julie stated: “I went spherical to his home dropping off meals at his home and he was nonetheless in mattress.
“He hadn’t gone into work and so I truly went up and began shouting at him to rise up.
“And he did, he got here downstairs, however he simply stored taking a look at me to say ‘who the hell are you?’ and I knew immediately there was one thing flawed.
“So I known as an ambulance and initially they thought he had had a stroke.”
Nevertheless, issues took a flip for the worst when Wayne was ready to be seen by medics and he out of the blue collapsed.
This may be the final time the household would see Wayne stroll once more.
Julie added: “They took him into hospital and whereas he was within the ready space on one of many beds he type of sat bolt upright and tried to face up after which collapsed.
“That was the final time he has ever walked and he simply appeared to deteriorate after that and docs have finished a great deal of assessments.
“They stated that he simply had this an infection on his mind. They’ve finished numerous issues over the 9 months he has been in there.”
Julie stated docs at one level rang her within the early hours of the morning to inform her to say her goodbyes, as they did not suppose Wayne would pull by.
She stated: “One time I even had a cellphone name at one within the morning to say are available in and say goodbye to him as a result of they did not suppose he would final the evening.
“However he’s a hell of a fighter. They stated he would not come out of a coma and he did.
“They stated he would not come out of a vegetative state and he did.
“He truly caught COVID whereas he was in hospital and we had been all panicking about that.
“However he was asymptomatic, he simply had a little bit of a cough and each time he coughed he was speaking and that was the final time we actually had something out of him.”
Julie stated Wayne’s kids have discovered it very tough, she stated: “The youngsters have actually been struggling, they had been on vacation when this occurred and to not see their dad for 9 months is a very long time for them.”
She added that Wayne was additionally very energetic and a eager bicycle owner earlier than his life-changing accidents.
She stated: “It’s unhappy as a result of he was so energetic earlier than. He would soar on his push bike and go experience to the highest of Snowdon and locations like that.
“He was actually outgoing and an out of doors particular person.”
Wayne was handled at The Walton Centre in Liverpool, nevertheless as a result of complexity of his mind harm the dad can’t return house and is presently staying on the Elderholme Nursing Residence at Clatterbridge Hospital.
Julie described how Wayne’s girlfriend Gemma received to see her companion for the primary time final Sunday since being transferred to the nursing house.
She stated: “Wayne can begin having guests once more, as a result of for the time being it is solely been me visiting every time I might when he was on the Walton Centre.
“Now he has moved over to Clatterbridge it’s two individuals, so his girlfriend received to see him on Sunday and he or she stated it was heartbreaking.
“He by no means reveals any emotion in any respect, however she stated he stored holding her hand and kissing it.
“When she gave him a hug and put her head on his chest he was stroking her hair and kissing her head after which he was crying when she needed to go.
“And he or she stated that was the primary time she had seen any emotion out of him.”
The household are uncertain how Wayne will get better however are elevating cash to get objects reminiscent of a specialist wheelchair, mobility and communication aids and different tools.
They’ve arrange a JustGiving web page within the hopes to lift as a lot cash as attainable to assist one of the best probability of restoration for Wayne.
Julie stated: “We’re simply making an attempt to get issues to make life simpler for him and as soon as the restrictions are lifted we are able to begin taking him out.
“A mean week he’ll sleep for 4 days after which he may have three days the place he’ll generally do one thing.
“Generally he might be awake and won’t be responsive. It simply varies from day-to-day.
“We’re going to get him an iPad as a result of as a result of I purchased him a cell phone as he couldn’t bear in mind the password for his and we couldn’t get into it.
“However final week he phoned his girlfriend and video known as her on WhatsApp.
“We don’t know how he’s figuring this out as a result of he can hardly transfer his palms or his fingers and but he did and we thought was it only a fluke?
“Then a couple of days later he phoned his ex-partner, the mum of his children after which at the moment I’ve been at my mum’s and he phoned me.
“So we’re considering of one thing larger, the place the buttons are larger and getting him used to that as a result of he was hooked up to his cellphone, so something technical sensible he may be capable of work his means spherical it.
“We need to try to get a couple of issues collectively for him.”
To donate to Wayne’s JustGiving web page, please click on right here.
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