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July 9, 2012 / angelavbolton

A Good Start to the Week

Got a letter dated 4th July 2012 from Dr Morgan in the NRH today saying that she has ‘sent all the required information’ on Robert to the relevant person in the HSE who is dealing with the application.

Dr Morgan also says they are ‘continuing to correspond’ about specific points on which further clarification is requested.


Bob, Ibiza, September 2011

And in other news… Robert’s carer today, our friend Alan, startled me in the most wonderful way when he said that this morning Robert had shook his head in response to the nurse asking him if he’d straighten out his arms: Alan is convinced that Robert replied in the negative, a very definite side-to-side-to-side movement.

While I’m not counting any chickens, I’m thrilled, Ritamary’s gobsmacked and Jason thinks it’s a big step.

Robert has been wearing a speaking valve (SV) over the last few days and is tolerating it very well indeed, his oxygen levels are staying steady and his heart rate settles down quite quickly after it’s attached. He can’t wear it all the time but this is a wonderful stop forward also.



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  1. Martha / Jul 10 2012 8:19 am

    Hi Angela, well that is just great news. Also I was delighted to know when you and I were talking last Saturday and you put the phone to Bob’s ear so that I could speak with him, that he was moving his lips – it is such progress. Lots of love to you both, Martha. xxxxx

  2. conallf / Aug 2 2012 9:08 am

    Good stuff

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