Mr. Norberg K. Thompson remains in critical condition at an Orlando, Florida, hospital.
Mr. Thompson suffered a severe cerebral haemorrhage about 12.30am 19 March and was rushed to George Town Hospital.
It was determined there that his condition was grave and medical professionals advised against moving him, family members informed the public via a press release.
‘On Monday morning, family members noticed slight responses from him and since this was an improvement, decided to move him to a facility equipped to deal with cases such as his,’ the release states.
On the evening of 20 March, he was moved by air ambulance to Florida Hospital in Orlando. He was immediately assessed and a plan of action prepared.
‘This plan included an intervention to repair the damaged artery. Mr. Thompson was not strong enough to sustain the procedure 21 March and the facility used this time to regulate his functions, blood consistency etc. while restoring his strength. On 22 March, he underwent the procedure to repair the ruptured artery that caused the hemorrhage, a procedure that took five and one-half hours. The procedure was successful.
‘Mr. Thompson remains in critical condition and there are a number of life threatening side effects that he will have to deal with over the next seven days. No meaningful assessment of the long term damage to his neurological function is yet possible.’
Mrs. Thompson has sent a letter to the press thanking the public for the outpouring of support.