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Ethel is back home at last!

Jonathan and Emily (Ethel’s nephew and his wife) worked their magic and a wheelchair, walker and  paid companion appeared exactly on schedule.

Even the special taxi (which can board wheelchairs without the  patient having to dismount) arrived, much to Ethel’s disbelief and belated joy.

Therapists will be visiting her at  her apartment  to continue her exercises–twice per week for several weeks. The aim is to strengthen her left leg to the point where she can confidently stand  and walk (with the walker) on her own.

In the end, Ethel says she will miss Mary Manning Walsh and all the people who took such good care of her–with special love to Charlie of the Rehab Department!

Here she is on the last afternoon with one more sleepless night to go

Here she is on the last afternoon with one more sleepless night to go

In the brand new wheelchair of her very own. Flanked by Charlie and me

In the brand new wheelchair of her very own. Flanked by Charlie and me

Home! After three months of hospitals! Mila will be her home -care companion from now on.

Home! After three months of hospitals! Mila will be her home -care companion from now on.

Note: Ethel says “a bulk thank-you to all her well-wishers , especially to the friends who visited her in hospital.” She has a great pile of cards and letters on her table and she says that she will get round to answering every one!

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4 Responses

  1. Hooray! Ethel, you look wonderful. What a joy to see your smiling face, back again in your own beautiful home, at last! A big thank you to Ben, Jonathan and Emily, and to Charlie and Mila, as well. Much love, Bonnie

  2. Glad to see your back home Ethel. Hope re-hab gets you back in shape. I just finished 10 weeks of re-hab for a broken arm and it works.

    John Krieg

  3. Welcome home Ethel from all of us in the Altman-Kurosaki household!

  4. Glad to see that you are back in your own home and looking well on my birthday! bet you didn’t have a Spitfire flypast !! Lots of love to you both, Penny & Dennis

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