Thankful for care husband received at island hospital


Now that we are home from Swedish Hospital in Seattle, I can take a moment and thank all the emergency workers who helped save my husband.

On Friday, Nov. 10, while on our way to McIntyre Hall, Ben became confused and drove erratically. I drove us home, called 911 and they took us by ambulance to WhidbeyHealth. They ran some tests and saw something in his brain beyond what they could deal with. They did a great job of finding us the best possible doctor and place and sent him off to Seattle by ambulance.

At 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Swedish Hospital, Dr. Gwinn did a craniotomy excision to remove a large cancerous brain tumor. We have more tumors to deal with and a long recovery, but the quick, intelligent work of those here on Whidbey made that possible. I cannot thank them enough for all their care and concern. Toby is so glad to have his master back, even if he can’t take him for walks yet.

To our friends and neighbors who enjoy our Christmas decorations on Sleeper Road, we’ll have to skip this year. I can’t care for Ben and get lights out too. We have much to be thankful for this year anyway.

Karen Bess

Oak Harbor

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