Saturday, August 23, 2014

Baptize a puddle near you

Baptized as Laguna Los Pericos

"Baptism" of pools in San Patricio-Melaque

It seems a joke to baptize a puddle as "Laguna Los Pericos" but in the delegation of San Patricio Melaque-some residents are tired of flooding in their homes and commercial establishments.

Juárez street, an area with puddles is already known as a lagoon, but the worst is the latent risk that storm storm hundreds of families who suffer the authorities require a permanent solution to the flooding problem.

The previous weekend, the municipal government of Cihuatlán allocated resources to repair and maintain three pumps operating in the stream connecting carcamo El Pedregal, however flooding is still present on the main avenues of this delegation. (August 22, 2014)

From -  canal235.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Inexpensive Consultorio


I used one of these in Mazatlan on my first trip south while I recovered in a cheap motel for a week. The one there was a Farmacia Similares where the doctor had a small office off to the side of "his" farmacy. His consulting fee is only 25-40 pesos and then you go next door and spend 80-100+ in the pharmacy. 

Lorena went to this one on Ramon Corona the other day and was told she needed a blood analysis. We checked with the laboratory near Dentista Woo and the cost was $350 pesos. With her Seguro Popular ID she goes next door to Centro de Salud and is referred to a free laboratory near the "Happy Cow" on Benito Juarez. Today she'll pick up the lab results and go back to the doctor above.  I assume he will prescribe something from his pharmacy.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Waterpark and Picnic Sunday

The kids have been dying to go to the water park all summer vacation but we've been using my pool or going to the beach.  Finally someone suggested last Sunday, the day before school starts. We threw a bunch of sandwich stuff together and a cooler with Coke and beer and off we went.  Arriving later than usual there were no areas open near the kids pool so we setup by the deep pools and water slides.  Turned out to be a nice spot except we got bombed on occasion by falling mangoes. 

Under the mango

Deep pools

The picnic

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Lots of umbrellas

We haven't been to the beach in awhile and needed to kill some time before an appointment.Our usual destination is Sirenitas on the west end. Seems like there are quite a few people in town but there weren't many on the beach. Umbrellas were ready for them but they were somewhere else. Noticed for the first time the plaque patting the government on the back for paving the streets in that area. Nice improvement.

Not many people on an overcast day

Plaque across from Sirenitas

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Maria with the worst feet

Maria has a very bad condition on her feet and lower legs.  She has been to every doctor in town including Dr. Rosa whom she likes and has received free treatment from her. Dr. Rosa is in Canada for the summer. We found a specialist in Tecoman, Colima that treated her and gave her a list of medicine but it is not cheap and Seguro Popular only has/issues the most common medicines.

Maria's condition is open sores deep enough for tendons to show.  I have no idea if her problem has a name but I know it is painful and difficult to stand let alone walk.  Family dresses her bandages 3 times a day but can't afford the medicine. Maria does receive the old folks pension of $1000 pesos every two months but that is about the equivalent of $40 dollars a month. 

The list was estimated to last  month and the list says:
Daflon - $345.60
Tafirol - $150.00
Evocs  - $384.25
Rifocina Spray - $200.00
Total = $1080 pesos .... or about $82 dollars

Maria with her medicine list

86 year old Maria in her chair
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