Part Two: Hospital in Mexico City

I’ve always said every day in Mexico is an adventure, well this past week has been quite the adventure, but not one I would recommend.. Monday morning I insisted we call Dr. Monufur. She said we would have to come to her at the Clinical Maciel where she had equipment to run tests.  In no time it was clear he had appendicitis and needed  emergency surgery. Considering his age and health history she said he had to go to the ABC Santa Fe Hospital in Mexico City.

We have travel insurance and were about to find out how good it is. It took the doctor considerable haggling to convince the insurance company to have a Mexican transport come from Guadalajara rather than theirs from the US. At this point time was getting crucial, but she won and I was told to pack very light so I just brought a back pack with bare necessities. That was a mistake I ould have easily taken a roll on carry on type bag and we would have had more than a change of under ware and our sweatsuits for the colder climate. At 6:oo pm we were at the airport and whisked away to Mexico City . The flight was quick, efficient but not a recommended way to visit Mexico City.

By 10:00 the Senor was in surgery, his appendix was removed although it had already perforated. Because of that he has had to stay extra time in the hospital and as of this morning we think he will be released tomorrow. If so we will stay in a hotel one day most likely and make travel arrangements back to Zihuatanejo. Everything depends on his lab results and if he is not ready to travel we might need to stay an extra day or two here to get a final check and the surgical drains removed.

We are so thankful for the excellent care he has been given, almost every travelers’ night mare is the what if something happens and I get ill or injured in a foreign country with a strange language. I believe there is probably excellent care in most large cities, with well-trained doctors and many speak excellant english as is here. Only a few of the nursing staff here speak much english which makes a cell phone and google translate an absolute necessity. Don’t leave home with out it.

We have had plans for my birthday dinner at Senior Pinto’s, on the 26. We may still make it. Will make that final decision in the morning. So if you haven’t received an invite, you are not being ignored, it’s still up in the air. Until tomorrow signing off KO

 

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

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