Raising £2000 for Frimley Park and St Georges Hospitals
In January 2018, Pete became seriously ill with a condition called ‘Infective Endocarditis’. He had an aggressive bacteria in his blood which found its way into his heart and damaged one of his heart valves.
18 months on, Pete will be cycling 100 miles on 6th September!
Spending over three months in hospital, Pete received extensive treatment at both of Frimley Park and St Georges hospitals, including:
4 ambulance rides
countless hours of antibiotic care delivered by nurses, doctors and microbiologists
3 PICC lines inserted by the venous access team
5 hip X-rays, 4 chest X-rays, 2 CT scans, 1 CT head angiogram, 1 heart angiogram, 5 ultrasounds, 6 MRI scans, and too many echo cardiograms to count, all performed by the radiology, cardiology, and neurology teams
a heart drain inserted by the cardiac team
a hip aspiration performed by the orthopaedic team
a keyhole hip wash-out performed by the orthopaedic team
open-heart surgery performed by the cardiac surgery team
washes, showers and toilet trips assisted by nurses and health care assistants
the amazing physios who managed to help him get himself out of bed, despite only having one working limb
meals, cups of tea and biscuits delivered by the catering teams
taxi rides all over the hospital performed by the amazing team of tour guide porters
visits carried out by chaplaincy teams
and all the times a member of staff just noticed that he was feeling down and sat and held his hand.
Mim at Pete’s bedside
Pete and Mim got engaged whilst in Frimley Park Hospital and had many date nights at St Georges. In March this year, Mim and Pete got married and life is looking mostly normal now. Pete’s health continues to improve and they have even enjoyed getting out on their bikes together.