Counting our blessings

Counting our blessings Our daughter came home from the hospital a few days ago. After suffering from severe kidney infection, she was able to walk out the doors of Whitehorse General on slightly wobbly legs, yet without assistance. She has a strong spiri

Our daughter came home from the hospital a few days ago. After suffering from severe kidney infection, she was able to walk out the doors of Whitehorse General on slightly wobbly legs, yet without assistance. She has a strong spirit in her currently very tired little body.

We were fortunate. What she experienced was extremely hard and could have been a whole lot harder, for all of us.

This is a letter of gratitude – that we have a shared health-care system here that collectively supports us all. Without this we would be thousands of dollars in debt.

More importantly, this system (like any) is a collection of people, in this case health-care professionals. Many of the people we came across (that came across us) during our recent days in the hospital were known to us already; some are our friends and neighbours. They were so helpful in our moments of fear.

And some were new to us and our daughter Jessie. We were so well cared for by these people, some who are also busy caring for their own families (little ones at home too).

Thank you to the nurses and doctors, Keith, Claire and Jess in particular; those that sheltered and fed us, kept our rooms clean, those that administer and the many others who helped us back toward health.

We have a deep feeling of appreciation for what we have here in the Yukon in terms of facilities, technology, medicines, access to information and especially our people.

Thank you all.

Susie Anne Bartsch and Morris Lamrock


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