Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:00
Roberta Mueller is a Roslyn native who is set to undergo an LVAD heart implant at New York Presbyterian Hospital. According to her mother, Eleanor Mueller, a Roslyn resident, the major concern is finding people who can serve as assistants to Roberta once she comes home from the hospital. This, Mueller said, is essential to having the surgery done in the first place.
Roberta’s family needs home care aides who have or who are willing to undergo the sufficient training to serve such a patient. Such aides, Mueller said, must be able to “recognize emergencies and to be of aide to me at different times
during the day.” Above all, such aides must be trained in the LVAD procedure at New York Presbyterian.
Mueller claims that this is of utmost importance.
“My daughter is a single mother with a 14-year old adopted son and she has spent her whole life as a public interest attorney,” Mueller said. “It is particularly cruel that she is now in a position where the surgery could be denied her if we do not have enough support to let them do the surgery that could save her life.”
Mueller said that Roberta is set to undergo the heart implant in “the next couple of weeks.” And so, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.