I won't go into the medical side of things, except to say that this is going to be a long struggle for Rosie (and her children), but I am now more confident that she will get there with the support of many wonderful people around her. I would like to acknowledge them all here, without having to name them. (You know who you are!) This also includes all the staff at the Townsville Hospital; as well as the Queensland Police Service and the Mental Health team who continue to work with her.
Unfortunately, I am unable to stay in Cairns indefinitely and I cannot stay for much longer. The essential "work" needed of me here will be just about complete in a week's time. I DO have to allow Rosanna some independence in her new, changed life. Without meaning to sound mean, I know Carlene (and Max and Moo) will be happy to have me home, and I am looking forward to their company.
I think my workmates might like to see me back at work too and Comicoz fans may also want me working on more comics. I may need some personal debriefing before I plunge headlong into either venture. Without going into specifics, this has been a most distressing time, not only for Rosie, but for her children, her family and friends, and even for the one who pretends he is so resilient, her Father.
Again, I thank you for your support and good wishes. It has meant a lot.