Latest is that Helen is on HDU in Basingstoke now. She is off ventilation but still has a trachy. She is still unresponsive apart from moving an eye. She does nothing to command. They are talking of moving her sometime in the future either to Salisbury, Bath or Putney. For us, Salisbury would be the best place to get to. But it depends on where she gets funded for, where there is space and where will be best for her. I don't know when her skull is going to be replaced. I have to confess that we do have a bit of a joke about that fact that she is in Basingstoke and her skull is in Oxford. It's a way of dealing with it.
I went into Vodafone yesterday to sort out her mobile phone contract. Even if she does recover sufficiently to use it, it won't be for a long time. They were great in store, not so good on the phone. The cancellation charge was going to be nearly £500!!! They have promised me that it will be sorted out soon and cancelled, hopefully with no charge.
I have got to sort out my finances very soon. Helen was still my dependent because she was in education still but obviously she isn't now. I have got to phone Tax Credits & housing benefit to tell them about her accident. There are so many different things to think about, things you don't think about until something like this happens. In a way I am so pleased that she is my daughter, not my wife or husband and because she is young she doesn't have many financial commitments or responsibilities. She has no-one relying on her for finances.