No Stone Unturned ~ Robert’s Road to Recovery
My name is Angela Bolton and I started this blog to tell the story of my husband Robert’s progress after suffering a post-operative cardiac arrest which led to hypoxic brain injury (October 2011).
It’s been 19 months since Robert’s injury and he is now at the Royal Hospital in Donnybrook where he is receiving excellent care.
As his family, it is down to us to provide him with every additional therapy that may possibly help him: Feldenkrais, Kinesiology, massage and homeopathy, and we will use the money raised so far to support his health in this way. When the funds start to run low, I’ll begin fundraising again.
If you can’t contribute to his rehab fund directly, there are other ways you can help: you could forward a link to this blog and keep an eye on it too, as we’ll be holding a celebrity auction, running a benefit night, and have already started to record a benefit CD amongst other things.
This has been a long year with many struggles and battles, and myself and Robert’s family have fought it on several fronts. Having Robert’s story told was one of our main aims, and some newspaper articles and radio interviews (see below) have helped us to do this. The support we’ve received has been amazing, humbling and encouraging – so many good-hearted people. We have raised almost €12,000 so far and will keep going.
- The Irish Times interview: http://bit.ly/QrIhiO
- The John Murray Show interview on RTE Radio 1: http://bit.ly/SuAouh (the song I sang, Love Me Tender http://bit.ly/QdaMMS); Podcast: http://bit.ly/QwUQHl
- The Southside People interview ~ online article: http://bit.ly/UMevoo or pdf of paper: http://bit.ly/NNiy2u
- The Dublin South Radio 93.9fm interview podcast: http://bit.ly/T97jyA
Robert has made progress over the last fourteen months ~ he has overcome all the trauma presented by the original surgery, the cardiac arrest, a subsequent pneumonia and other infections, and now he’s more alert, more responsive and more ‘present’. Our faith in him and our patience has been rewarded. Now he has been assessed we’re hoping his progress will intensify.
Thank you for reading our story.
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Links to early posts:
- What happened in the beginning… http://bit.ly/LxQJWJ
- How far he’s come since October 2011 http://bit.ly/L2WxIK
- What’s happening now http://bit.ly/L2WH2U
- Things we do to help Robert http://bit.ly/IVqNCt
- The people who have kept us afloat http://bit.ly/LlgsoV
- Music ~ Bob’s first love http://bit.ly/PolM9q
- Our California Years http://bit.ly/JXG7Ps