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I have been asked by the Newson family to make and announcement as to the condition of Matt . On thursday the 28th i called in to the hospital thinking that it had been a few days and i would have a bit of a natter and hopefully cheer him up ect, i was taken to the intensive care unit and buzzed in after identifying myself then taken to an area that had to be UNZIPPED to allow me entry and there i saw Matt and his mum.
Matt is in a really shocking state and very poorly, i am told by Bugs that the doctors are saying it is Pneumonia with chest infection complications , he did open his eyes and seemed to recognise me but was unable to talk as he has a pipe through his tracia (adams apple ) he is being fed through another tube and his blood is being taken airated and given back to him as his lungs are so badly infected \ damaged obviously he is also on sever medication which means he is only semi-conscious.
i'm lead to believe from the Newson family this is not going to be a quick process and could take weeks / months before he can be transferred to Norwich?
I have not really seen anyone this poorly before and to see two members of hospital staff constantly monitoring and treating him and dealing solely with him i hope conveys the seriousness of the situation.
things must happen for a reason and Matt came to Leicester to be at the FIGHT NIGHT , he was unable to fight as he had been unwell with a bad back and pain in his legs added to a bad chest infection (flu) i am sure he also wanted people to know he wasn't "chickening out" and really wasn't well enough to fight , during the night he was taken ill and hospitalised , and then transferred to a specialist hospital where he is receiving very intensive care , had he not been in Leicester things could be very different!
i'm sure like me you are shocked that one of US is in trouble i am hoping that some people would like to help in some way , of course there is very little we can actually do for Matt , we have to leave that to the experts but as for Bugs and Anita they are also suffering with travel costs , accommodation costs and not working full time over the next few weeks this will all become a problem . with this in mind we are starting a gifting page to try and help them stay close to the hospital and not have to worry about money, it does not have to be a lot every donation will be gratefully received , lets show are appreciation of all that Matt and his family have done for our fantastic sport .
It also has to be said that we must respect the privacy of the Newsons while they navigate through this very difficult time , to quote Bugs " i don't want a 1000 stock car fans turning up at the hospital" so please give them some room and in time more news will be made available , but for the time being lets all help the only way we can FINANCIALLY AND WITH A FEW PRAYERS .
Mark Randell team 172
- 4 years ago
MARY RANDELL4 years ago
Just to let you all know Mat is now off the ECMO machine a step in the right direction.
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Mar 31, 2019
Get well soon Matt
Mar 26, 2019
Matt keep fighting
Mar 10, 2019
Get well soon mate!
Mar 8, 2019
Best wishes for your recovery.
Mar 7, 2019
Mar 7, 2019
All the best , get well soon, best wishes from Trevor and sally
Mar 7, 2019
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