Bev Nicol (Head of the Lake Trading) hospitalized again
- I just got off the phone with Bev Nicol's wife Roberta, and
unfortunately Bev has been hospitalized again. I know that I was
astonished to see him out with his shop at Longwoods this year, as at
that point he'd only been out of the hospital a week after a very
lengthy stay (you'll remember that he took some serious damage after a
fall downstairs). It seems that it was indeed too soon for him to take
on such a heavy load again -- he developed breathing problems
immediately after Longwoods and was hospitalized by Wednesday of that week.
After some very serious and scary complications and a considerable stay
in intensive care, Bev's fought his way out of the woods once more and
is now in a recovery ward, waiting to be moved to another floor where
he'll be assigned physiotherapy to build up his strength before he's
released to go home. Roberta's assessment is that he's ready for
visitors and could use some cheering up -- he's going a little stir
crazy and feeling rather down, especially now that the re-enacting
season has started.
Bev is in a different hospital this time -- Joseph Brant Hospital in
Burlington. He's currently on floor 5 West, but he's expected to move
up to the sixth floor as soon as there's room in the physio unit. If
you're calling or visiting, remember to ask for "Robert Nicol" (note no
"h" in the last name), as the hospital staff won't have a clue who "Bev"
is. The snail mail address that I have for Bev and Roberta is R. R. #1,
Millgrove, ON, L0R 1V0 -- although one e-list member reported that her
card was returned when sent to this address, so it may be safer to send
anything to the hospital. Bev is expected to be in for about another
week or so.
Think good thoughts, everyone -- and spare a thought also for Roberta,
who's suffering a good deal over the situation and in fact ended up in
emergency herself after a dizzy spell at the hospital that turned out to
have been brought on by stress.
- Hi Sioux,
Though I don't know Bev from Adam, I do pass that hospital everyday.
I would defer to your judgement whether he would enjoy a book I could
lend him to read.
It's actually a dissertation, but it has transcribed daily letters (3
yrs) of a sutler of Albany NY (John Macomb) to various known British
officers and characters during the French and Indian Wars (not our
period,...but hey!) The best thing about these are the extensive
footnotes that puts all into context.
I could easily drop off Vol 1 (of 3).
At 500 pages, it should keep him quiet for awhile, but that's IMHO.
Yours, etc, etc.