Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 10:55 AM
Subject: Back from the Cruise
We just returned from our transatlantic cruise.....only it didn't quite go as planned. As we were entering the "transatlantic" portion, Bob took a fall down stairs when the ship lurched. He flew up in the air and fell backwards breaking his wrist and receiving a compound fracture of the humorous (arm bone.) After being rescued by the US Navy ( luckily the USS WASP was in the area) they transported us to their vessel and then to the nearest equipped hospital for an operation which happened to be in the town of Ponta Delgada in the Azores. Due to the shock and complications, he was kept in ICU for several weeks. We were able to secure an ambulance air transport and returned to Florida yesterday. He is being looked after by his friend and doctor now at Holy Cross Hospital. We look forward to having him home soon.
Will be back in touch when things calm down.
Geri and Tara