We are not sure what he is seeing always, as he talks about things he can see that I certainly can't! I have had some bizarre conversations but I realised at some point that these occur when he's been sleeping and then 'wakes'. Only I don't think he fully wakes - it's almost as if he is asleep with his eyes open, the dreams are still in his mind and then he talks to me as if they are real. This can be difficult as sometimes he is expecting an answer - and I don't know what is best to say (mostly I say the wrong thing!). Given his technical background conversations can take on a whole different meaning - like yesterday when statistics cropped up, although it took me a while to realise this!
There have been positive moments - like the fact the Physios have got him a very expensive looking reclining chair and he has been able to sit out in this for a few hours at the end of this week. He is awaiting assessment from the Speech and Language therapist due to his swallowing difficulties - fluid like water he tends to have trouble with. At the moment fluids (including water and juices) are being thickened and he is being given a soft diet. It is best not to take any foods along with you when visiting as they have to be quickly removed .....just in case!
Colin appears much more relaxed and calm in Malvern Hospital, he is certainly not showing the distress he was at Worcester Hospital - which is a relief. I have sometimes taking in pictures of places he knows - and he does still know what/where they are. And as he's a bit of a poetry buff, read him some Betjeman, Larkin, Houseman, Langland, and Dylan Thomas. The latter's 'Under Milk Wood' has always amused Colin - if not because it reminds him of the nothingness of where I came from!!!