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Trip Start Jan 01, 2011
41Trip End Mar 21, 2011
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Once at the hotel, we went and had lunch, which was the best ever! We had the "Giant Salad Bar" and it was giant. It was full of fresh fruits and vegetables, had a soup and a dessert bar. We figured a salad bar at a Western chain hotel would be fine and we were all okay.
After gorging ourselves, we hit the pool for a swim. It was a nice pool and after not having a pool for quite a while, it was a treat
Unfortunately, while our brother--in-law, Dave, was walking to the sauna, he slipped and dislocated his shoulder. Jeff with Dave's instructions was able to wrapped it up for the taxi ride and we got a recommendation for a hospital from the front desk. We got to the hospital and they took him into emergency, where they then took him to get x-rays of his shoulder. Diagnosis - dislocated shoulder, which we had already told them.
Meanwhile, Jeff was busy trying to get through to their insurance company as the doctors were saying that they wouldn't be able to relocate it at this hospital as Dave was "too big." Too big in Thailand, but normal size in North America. We wanted to get a recommendation for an international hospital as there was talk that he might have to have anesthesia to get it fixed. Instead, the guy on the phone was more interested in his details - DOB, phone number, etc., which are all useless in an emergency.
Luckily, Dave was able to convince them to give relocating his shoulder a try there and with the help of 6 people, they were able to get it back in.
Throughout the entire ordeal, Dave was very impressive - very calm and collected
After a couple more hours of observation, we made it back to the hotel, which by this time was swarming with mosquitoes and employees running around with giant bug zappers! We had dinner and Dave said that his shoulder was feeling pretty good and that we should continue with our trip as planned.
So, tonight we fly to Krabi and in the morning will get picked up to go to Koh Kraden for 3 nights. This island doesn't have internet, so there won't be any posts until February 12 when we arrive on Koh Lanta.