I just wanted to post a quick update on my Uncle Robby’s status as a lot of people are asking, and I have a column in this issue about it.
Susan Bridges and I have been meeting with and talking to various officials regarding my uncle, who suffered a stroke over a year ago and was in palliative care with no-one from the family knowing. I won’t go into a rant here about negligent bureaucrats, I’ll save it, but it is coming, and I will name names.
Although we still have a lot mmore questions than answers about how it happened, he is now getting some help. We have gone over his health records, and he’s in good shape for his age. He’s now getting physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help him communicate again. I can communicate with him, and I know he understands me, so it’s just a matter of getting the rest of the world to understand him. (If anyone can relate to that, I can!)
He’s well enough that we’re taking him to the Legion for a beer in the next few days, so that’s a pretty good indication of how well he’s doing.
Thanks to everyone for your support and understanding while I dealt with this. Thanks to Sue Taylor for all her help with the March Issue, and Susan Bridges for all her help in dealing with the various levels of ineptitude I encountered, and particularly for helping me from losing my cool.
Tags: Susan Bridges, Uncle Robby