Its Sal here. From the heart of my soul I would like to say your messages, texts, and phonecalls are keeping me going forward. They give me such a warmth knowing that your thoughts and energy are with my precious Tom. This is an incredibly scary time for us and I have learnt over the past few days that the goal posts need to be small in order to reach them.
Tom’s Mum Jane and twin sister Gretta arrived last night from the UK, so Tom is surrounded by people who love him immensely. My sister Robs and my folks Dave and Linda are also here, my Aunt Sue who has a special bond with Tom flew from Durban for the day yesterday. It is very hard for them all to see Tom in the state he is in but we know that he can hear us all and it will be energizing him. I have been supported by my best friend Brendon who has been my rock, without him, well I just don’t know. My old friend Nick has been at my side since we arrived in Joburg and set up this web site in order to let you our wonderful friends know of Tom’s condition. It is also a wonderful outlet for my self to just write my thoughts down and release some feelings. I keep saying I need to empty my tank so I can refill it. Please keep your messages coming, they really do allow me to fill my tank. Tom’s cousin James (Jimmy) is also here everyday.
Visiting hours in the TICU are very strict now so I can only get to see Tom from 12-1, 4-5 and 7:30 to 8:30. This is very hard as I want to just be by his bed side all day and night and talk to him, but it does allow me to get away and gather my thoughts and re-energize.
Please keep Tom in your thoughts today, I’ve realised what an incredible man he is to all of us. My word for him today is beautiful. And that he is!
Thanks my friends. Sal