To The Daily Sun,
My husband John Nash and I wish to commend and thank Gregory Englund APRN of the Lakes Region General Hospital emergency room, the Meredith Visiting Nurse Association nurses and physical and occupational therapists, and the volunteers of Moultonborough Senior Meals.
On Oct. 26 we could not stop a bleed from a tiny abrasion on the corner of my husband, John’s eye. John was taking Plavix, a blood thinner, at the time. Greg Englund APRN on duty at the Lakes Region General Hospital emergency room ordered a CT, which disclosed a large subdural hematoma on the left side of John’s skull. Greg listened and acted when my husband mentioned a fall over Labor Day weekend. If he had not, it is likely my husband would have died or at least suffered brain damage. Greg had John transferred immediately to Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Before John could come home permanently, he had two procedures to remove the hematoma and spent almost two weeks in Concord’s HealthSouth Rehab Hospital.
Greg Englund, words are inadequate to thank you. We will be letting your superiors know what a fine addition you are to their staff. We wish you continued success in your career and may you save many more people.
Each time John came home members of the Meredith Visiting Nurse Association, nurses Brittany Waldrip and Jeri King and physical and occupational therapists Cheryl Rollins, and Jenn McMaugh, where there to greet him and prepare him for a full recovery. Each and every one of these women were professional, knowledgeable, kind, and patient.
Life was made much easier and more pleasant during this most unpleasant time by the Senior Meals of Moultonborough. Thank you Donna Grow. John commented that your meals were as good as a major restaurant. These meals not only nourished his body but his mind, as he looked forward to and enjoyed each one. Donna invited John and me to join them in Moultonborough at the Lions Club for lunch. What a wonderful service, meals at a reasonable price enjoyed with the company of great people.
To the volunteers of Moultonborough Senior Meals and to all those who came to our home especially in that bad weather we say, “You are angels.” You made a bad time much better. To Donna we say again, “Thank you the food was delicious.”
We have two reasons to thank the Meredith Visiting Nurse Association as Nurse Jeri also helped our granddaughter Kate Ahne-Kilroy and made her as comfortable as possible as she fought cystic fibrosis. Thank you Nurse Jeri. Your confident, self-assured manner helped me to stay calm and confident.
Jane and John Nash
- Written by Mike Mortensen
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