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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Honked-Off Avian Monday, GN!

Sven and Mrs. S. --

Bless your hearts (in the good way) for your kindness and compassion toward your old neighbor; as Paddy said, you are indeed Good Gerbils™. Very much hope the two of you managed to unwind at least a little bit over the weekend despite the unanticipated disruption.

Brenda and I wish the gentleman well.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
3 years ago

Thanks, Fatwa -- I’m in this now and have to figure out the VA labyrinth today -- I’ll do the best I can, but I’m not sure on the goal and definitely unclear on the logistics. We were making phone calls last night and I’ll start again at 8:00. And go from there.

I really don’t know what to do -- I’m hoping I can get an advocate somewhere that’s dealt with this guy in the past and that can take over.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Good luck with the VA.

I had to assist a neighbor in L.A. in dealing with the Sepulveda VA facility. The medical personnel were mostly quite good.

The administrative personnel made the CA DMV look like In-N-Out in terms of comparative customer service. Bastards.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
3 years ago

Happy Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Sven -- I’m glad your neighbor is doing better. Good luck navigating the VA bureaucracy.
That get’s me thinking -- Medicare for all should be a wonderful thing!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hiya, Paddy!

Medicare for all! Ponies! Free college!

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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
3 years ago

Now I understand why that unicorn is brown.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
3 years ago

Hi-

Just got in -- a very long day that ended up not even involving the VA, but rather other aspects of the medical industry. Our friend is now in the the local hospital and I’ve found an advocate/social worker from his insurance company that actually seems concerned and effective.

On the other hand, now social service types are involved -- this is not objectively a bad thing, but it does present issues. This guy should not be living on his own in a shack that would be probably unsafe for a fully functional 20-year old. He needs help, but accepting help may mean he has to move in to some type of “home.” This will not go over well.

I’m tired -- this has just been a sad day. I did what i could, I just don’t know if what I’ve done is right or enough.

Need to eat. Hopefully teh bestest place ever got my messages tha ti wouldnt be in.