The good news is that Chris Youlden is much better. He’s had all the tubes out and is now out of intensive care, back on a general ward. He can talk again and is on solid food. Thank’s for your good wishes.
The new Shakey Vick album will be available on Widespace Records, (also available via Vicksboro Records). It features three songs by Chris Youlden, including an alternative take, making four Youlden tracks as well as six other tracks by Shakey Vick and bassist Jim Mercer, with guests including Alan Glen etc.
The other news is that Chris is making recovery again, albeit slowly.
Unfortunately, Chris Youlden’s condition has suffered a setback, with another strain of pneumonia filling his lungs with fluid. New antibiotics should improve things in three or four days, and hospital staff are trying to clear his lungs again, but he is once more heavily sedated.
The good news is that Chris is now happy to welcome visitors, though he can only communicate through writing at present. He read the various well-wishes via email and was surprised and pleased. Let’s hope the progress continues. I thank you all for your support.
Chris is making more progress though he is still on the critical list. They’ve managed to get him sitting up to help his breathing and he is conscious now, though unable to talk. He is aware of what is going on. I will go down and see him in the week and will convey your good wishes.
On Thursday 8th November, Chris Youlden was taken seriously ill at his home with pneumonia and was rushed to hospital and treated in the isolation unit of the intensive care department. His condition was stabilised and he has been under heavy sedation, whilst various conditions were treated. He has made enough improvement to be removed from the isolation unit but remains in the intensive care section. He has lung problems and is being treated for this. Currently the medical staff are also attempting to lessen the sedation. We wish him and his family well and hope the improvement continues.