This from Larry Williams:
As many of you probably know, Ron Georgeff [former Hartford Courant copy editor] is in Hartford Hospital, Room 1127 of Bliss Wing East, because he’s been having trouble breathing and no amount of oxygen from the equipment he has at home would solve the problem. He went in Sunday evening.
The latest is that sometime Wednesday, probably, he will be moved to the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain where it is hoped that he can regain his breathing capacity through therapy and/or new breathing techniques. He had hoped when he went to the hospital that they would find some specific cause that could be treated, but it seems now that it’s more likely a progression of the lung damage caused by polio when he was a child. He’s pretty unhappy about the situation, which he implies could lead to his not being able to return to living independently. The help he gets in New Britain will determine that.
If you intend to visit, just let me warn you to take the “High Elevators” just off the lobby; do not follow the “Bliss” signs on the first floor. On the 11th floor, follow the arrow to Bliss East. There’s a long corridor with no signage that eventually opens into a patient area with a nurse’s station. He’s in there.
Personally, I think he’ll get more out of our visits when he’s in New Britain.