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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.

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    So glad your DH was in the right place for excellent care. Hope things are going well with hm and you.
    3199 days ago
    I think your traveling is great. I love your mobile home it is so cozy looking and I bet it does decent as for milage compared to the huge ones. emoticon
    3218 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    3218 days ago
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    I'm sorry you had to spend your time that way, but I love to hear about caring hospital staff. Of all people, Lord knows you and dh at least deserve that!
    3219 days ago
    sorry your get away wasn't more relaxing. glad to hear that DH is doing some better.
    3220 days ago
    So sorry you didn't get the tripped you had planned. Appreciate you finding the positive within the situation. Maybe you can download the rest of the pictures on another blog. I remember visiting the Edison home more than 50 years ago and the Edison/Ford homes about 8 years ago. Hope you get to go sometime. Well worth it. -Marsha
    3220 days ago
    I think I am going to say an extra thank you prayer for having this turn out for the better.
    3221 days ago
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    Those are really awesome pictures,what a interesting style building,very beautiful places you stayed,lovely scenery.I am so glad your DH got such excellent care.Wishing you wellness and glad you are heading in the right direction.Sending you prayers.Take care emoticon emoticon
    3221 days ago
    Great pictures and I am so glad you husband is feeling better. emoticon
    3221 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    Was it really called Mosquito Lagoon? emoticon

    I'm glad everything worked out in the end, but will be extra happy to hear that everything has been cleared re your husband by his regular doctors. Very nice to hear that he was well treated in the Fort Meyers hospital.

    Here's to your BIG holiday being as drama-less as possible -- just natural beauty, good friends and a smooth running mh:)
    Take care
    3221 days ago
    Wonderful pictures but the best news is that DH is feeling
    better and received the care he needed. Thank God for
    compassionate doctors. HUGS!
    3221 days ago
    What gorgeous pictures. Thanks for posting what you could. Again, glad DH is home again, and things are looking up.
    3221 days ago
    Wow! Sorry to hear DH had to be hospitalized, hope everything is better now.

    Shocked to see that hospital in Ft Myers. I lived down there from 1983 to 1989, looks like lots of changes since I was last there, visiting friends in the 1990's.

    A motor home can be great, but it can also be a pain in the butt. My 1st trip in mine, it was just me and my little poodle. I was going from Ft. Myers to Atlanta. Made an over nite stop in a camp ground south of Atlanta, because there was so much repair work on the road. Woke up the next morning, with a haze - the refrigerator was on fire! Grabbed the fire extinguisher and what a mess that made, but got the fire out. After a year, I decided some one else needed to have that 29' motor home. Enjoyed, but would not do it again.

    Keep well!!
    3221 days ago
    So glad he is doing better. Keeping both of you in my prayers.
    3221 days ago
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