It’s been 9 days so far for Lynn’s stay at Mercy Hospital. The care for the most part has been top notch and the Pulmonologist really seems to know his stuff. There are at least 3 doctors that are involved in her treatment and at times it does cause some confusion about the plan of attack. There is also an Infectious Disease doc and an Internist. Each seems to have a slightly different idea for treatment, but the Pulmonologist seems to be the main man in charge. Lynn’s only complaint is the food service. Not necessarily the taste but never knowing what time the meals will be served and the lack of variety. Most every meal is some kind of chicken with some kind of rice with some kind of vegetable. Boring to say the least and since we are in Miami the taste is Latin American inspired.
The beautiful view of Key Biscayne Bay from Lynn's room
Five days ago I moved the boat from Crandon Park Marina to the mooring facility at Dinner Key in Coconut Grove. Moving it by myself was very easy as the water was calm and I had help at both ends of the trip. At the marina a staff member helped with my lines as I left. At the mooring field the shuttle boat and some passengers helped attach my mooring lines to the ball. I am at a mooring ball close to shore and that makes it a short trip to the dinghy dock to catch a bus to the hospital. While on the subject of buses, Miami has a great public transit system. I can get to anywhere with minimal confusion about the routes. The bus fares run from free to $2.00 depending on where you are going. I’m going to try and get to one of the stations to buy a pass. That way the cost will be cheaper than paying for each trip. I’ve found where the two closest grocery stores are located and also many little restaurants along the routes that we can try once Lynn is released.
One of the many bus stops I've come to know and love
Our hopes of having her discharged by Christmas were pretty much dashed this afternoon. One of her lab test has shown a very hard to treat bacteria. The name would take up two lines of type !!!! The treatment is several days infusion of additional IV antibiotics along with all the other IV’s she has been receiving. The news was not what we wanted to hear but it’s better to kill the bastardly bugs now than to go home too soon and have them resurface in a few weeks or a month. She is resigned to the fact now that it will be several more days before leaving. The good thing is that together we will get to enjoy a good Christmas dinner with hospital food. Maybe they will serve “Turquía y relleno con salsa gravy y puré de patatas” ?
To all of you, have a Merry Christmas and please send us a note to let us know how you’re doing.