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Re: Robert needs our Love

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Robert and Diane you are most certainly in my prayers.
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Post by foggydogg »

Text-chatted with Robert early this AM, seems he's not getting much information out of the medical staff - not unusual for the VA system in some places.
If folks here want to contact him directly, his email address is included on his website, https://robertdiy.com
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Post by matthew1 »

Man, that's an awful situation. Robert, if you're reading this, I'm thinking of your wife and you. Positive energy.
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Post by foggydogg »

The Vegas VA folks are letting him stay in the CCU room with her, but since Dianne has some problems communicating complex issues, Robert is a bit frustrated with the lack of progress in her care.
I imagine it is a pretty helpless feeling on his part.
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abscate wrote: 20 Jun 2022, 19:46 I think everyone here knows Robert Spinner through his dedication to Volvos and his vast array of DIY videos.

He needs our love right now. More to come.

Hi,

From the other posts i guess 'Dianne' is his wife?

I watched a lot of his videos very informative and he does them very professionally too.
I really really hate to see stuff happen to people that are so nice and they are the only ones that make the world a better place.

For sure thoughts and prayers go out to Robert and family.
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Post by abscate »

Filling in some details here. Robert not only does these incredible tours, he is primary care-giver to his partner with medical challenges. She accompanies him on all his trips. He covers this in one of his videos, one of the more memorable ones being about the deceased dog in the living room "This was not a comfortable situation"
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Post by foggydogg »

Robert posted an update on his YouTube channel, Dianne still not doing well.
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abscate wrote: 23 Jun 2022, 15:44 Filling in some details here. Robert not only does these incredible tours, he is primary care-giver to his partner with medical challenges. She accompanies him on all his trips. He covers this in one of his videos, one of the more memorable ones being about the deceased dog in the living room "This was not a comfortable situation"
Sounds nasty. I know how people can get attached to their dogs. I spent some time with one of my friends dogs and got attached quick and was already attached to the other dog she has. They are tru.y lovable animals. To suddenly find out deceased is not a pleasant experience by any measure. I've had a bunch of pets go down when i was much younger. The longer you have them the harder it is to deal with.
My friend in Los Angeles has to find a home for her bigger dog because her daughter is coming to live with her after she has her baby (the daughters new baby). She doesnt know what to do because it's hard to find someone that will adopt a pit bull. She doesnt want to give it to some sort of dog pound because they might euthanize it.
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Post by foggydogg »

They moved Dianne back into the Critical Care Unit, things still not looking good in Vegas.
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00 V70xc x2, both now dead
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Post by FireFox31 »

abscate wrote: 23 Jun 2022, 15:44 Filling in some details here. Robert not only does these incredible tours, he is primary care-giver to his partner with medical challenges. She accompanies him on all his trips.
Thanks for this context. I know essentially nothing about Robert. What are these tours that he does?
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