Fort Meyers Trip
Friday, May 11, 2012
This is not the blog that I had hoped to post-I didn't get to go to the Edison/Ford homes which was to be the hi-lite of the trip for me and we had planned to stop at Myakka River State Park which has a wildlife cruise by pontoon and an elevated walkway built up 100 ft in the air where one can see for a long ways which we also did not get to do. We did get to the beach on Wed and on Thur just Vicky & I went to the beach and the guys stayed at the campground since DH was not feeling great.
This was our campsite in the campground-right on Mosquito Lagoon
A pair of kayakers heading out to explore as seen from our campsite.
This was our new campsite-Lee Regional Hospital in Fort Meyers
The view from behind the motorhomes-there were condos and an assisted living facility on this lake. It had several fountains in it and was really a beautiful sight.
This is a better view of the hospital. This is a rather large complex and has a Children's Hospital and Heart & Vascular within the campus.
For some reason I am unable to add some of the pictures I really wanted to add. I had pictures of the lobby of the hospital-it was built like a hotel in case it didn't make it as a hospital. They built it far out in the country (at the time) and they were afraid it would be a failure so they thought it could easily be converted to a hotel if they built it right!
I also had pics of DH in ICU and then in his room and a beautiful view from his 7th floor room but they would not download.
I hope no one ever has an occasion to be hospitalized but if they do, the staff at Lee Regional was excellent. Maybe a fresh pair of eyes was what was needed because they took his health information from me and had things worked up right away. Within an hour they were giving him the needed transfusion. I was very impressed with how caring the staff was and how all the drs we dealt with were great and treated us as if we were long standing patients of theirs. The ER dr was super cautious and put him in ICU because they weren't sure where the bleed was and how bad it was. They let me stay in the room with DH and even fed me when they had extra trays. I could not have asked for better care.
I am happy to report we went to the oncologist (our hometown dr) and he did a CBC today and DH's hemoglobin has come on up to 8.7. It was 7.9 when we left the hospital on Tues so we are headed in the right direction.