Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: In the mountains north of Portland OR
Thanks for your support regarding my stepson in Thailand hospital, I don’t want to hijack this thread, but his recovery speeded up dramatically after our arrival and switching him from the hospital for the “have-nots” to the “haves” hospital, about five blocks apart, but in two different worlds. This new hospital is shocking modern and well staffed, heads and shoulders above any hospital I’ve seen in the US. And at fraction of the cost of US. Stepson is uninsured (failed to buy travel insurance )but our cash cost at 100% is probably less than what the deductible/copay would be in US. This is day #14 in the hospital, today he moves out of ICU into a general room, and will go off of intravenous antibiotics in 4 days if all goes well. Do NOT ever get a bacterial infection in the tropics, it can be life threatening, destroy internal organs, is aggressive and very difficult to battle even with state of the art medical care!