So we only wanted to lift Frank out of his bed, and we just rolled in the transfer elevator and Frank's wheelchair. But then there was this nurse, all of a sudden, and told us no! "You have to be certified for that, we're understaffed, I've no time to help you right now." Too bad, so we watched Frank looking through the Ancient Wartime Magazine, we gave him some applejuice (the choclates Andre brought him are still not "mashable") and we made it possible for Frank to make a phonecall to Wiel, his boss, about a polish book (I had picked it up from Franks appartment, he had pointed out to matthieu were it was supposed to be, and it was just there, incredible!!). And that was pretty much everyhing that happened tonight. He wasn't very talkative, although he helped Ron with pointing out the difference betweem "could be" and "may be" (Ron needed to know that for an article he's writing). And as you might expect, he got very detailed and very adequate information from Frank.
There's so much that Frank still can, if only he would become a little more active and alert. When he retreats in his gloomy state it is difficult to reach him.
Tomorrow we will talk to Frank's nurse/casemananger, It's an intake conversation so I don't expect to much of it, we'll see and update you
So much for tonight, sleep well,
Thousend times thanks!
To all the followers of the blog, to anyone who has been supportive of Frank or us in the last months and especially after his untimely death we want to say thanks from the bottom of our hearts. In the week after his passing we received so much warmth, stories, care and love, hardly describable. To us it was a very precious and valuable week and it was so good to have Frank at home where so many of his friends could visit him. And all the help, stories and info shared in that week led to a beautiful goodbye ceremony on a beautiful sunny autumn day. For those of you who could not attend, or those of you who wish to reread the funeral speeches, we publice them here (in dutch and english) with some pictures in grateful memory of, and tributed to Frank.We will miss him dearly, thanks for being with him and with us, one way or another,
On behalf of my family and his closest friends, Esther