Sorry to bring some sad news - Captain Slash

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Derek has just advised that McKean is closed to all visitors until further notice. Luckily, we were able to get Colin set up with his laptop and Netflix during Martin's last couple of visits. Martin is now safely back in NZ, in isolation for a couple of weeks. Good luck Colin.

As much as I hope Colin can respond at some stage, he was encountering difficulties with the laptop. Still, he's in good hands and is getting both rehabilitation and occupational therapy that Martin was able to confirm as conforming to best practice.


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Further to the closure, Andrea came up with and instituted a brilliant idea. She bought butcher's paper, pens and double-sided tape. Tum and I took a poster out today, signed by our staff and Lachie - and the security guy, who knows me, waved me straight through. The door to the wards was locked, but a nurse came out and took our poster, saying she knew what to do, so I'm guessing Andrea had already primed her.

Lachie and I have also received on-line messages from Colin and he's responded to a post on the Ulysses Club Thailand Facebook page. He's noted that it's difficult to respond.... and I know his computer is snowed under with messages. He's doing OK.

Derek rang the Head Nurse the other day too - and posted this to the Ulysses Club Thailand FB page:

"Paratee apologises but as expected she has been very busy and meetings every day. Colin continues to improve, he can understand more and his speech continues to improve. There has been more physical exercise and he has regained more movement in his right leg but so far none in his right arm. I understand he has been complaining some and wants to go home but obviously that is not going to happen. He can now spend more time in a wheelchair in which he can now spend 15 minutes at a time. They have also been talking to the insurance company as Colins next hospital appointment in Suan Dok is getting closer. I think everyone, including McKean appreciates that may not be a wise move as Suan Dok has more cases of the Chinese virus. So, they are in discussions about having the test done at McCormick or another hospital but it sounded like McCormick would be favourite where there will be less patients and safer for Colin to visit. That is all the news for now."

I have a healthy dose of scepticism about what is meant there by "go home".... and I suspect that just means "get out of hospital".... but time will tell.

We will be taking a new poster out every day... and if anyone wants to pop in to Rider's Corner and sign it (appropriate social distancing please - and handwash is available)... they are welcome to do so.
 
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