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Help please, need a Dr and Hospital is too expensive

Kearney, Nebraska
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Help please, need a Dr and Hospital is too expensive

We are in Puerto Aventuras now, and my wife has become very ill, she thinks appendicitus, we have already wasted $300 with the resort "Dr" and transportation services. He said go to playa to the hospital, we got there to find out I need to give them $1000 just to get started. I dont have that kind of cash or credit on hand. Does anyone have any dr info for the area, someone that can do an ultrasound?

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1. Re: Help please, need a Dr and Hospital is too expensive

Oh my gosh I am so sorry. But I have to tell you, as a nurse, even though appendictits is a very routine surgery, if left untreated it can be fatal. Please please do not delay treatment. Did the Dr agree that the symptoms are like appendicitis-fevers and right lower abdominal pain?

I hope somebody on this forum can get you some help and very quickly.

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2. Re: Help please, need a Dr and Hospital is too expensive

Do you have American Express at all? There is an international number on the back and they say to call if you need medical assistance, etc. Perhaps they can be of help.

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Do you have any kind of travel insurance? Even if you didn't buy it with your vacation, many credit cards have travel insurance included or your own personal health insurance if you have any

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4. Re: Help please, need a Dr and Hospital is too expensive

bump

Vernon, Canada
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5. Re: Help please, need a Dr and Hospital is too expensive

This thread is also on the Puerto Adventurous forum. Seems like Katzgar has given lots of good information on the other forum.

Hope all goes well.

Edited: 18 May 2011, 19:15
Littleton, Colorado
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6. Re: Help please, need a Dr and Hospital is too expensive

Hopefully it will work out. I hope we get updates.

Kearney, Nebraska
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7. Re: Help please, need a Dr and Hospital is too expensive

No travel insurance, and how is this for Puerto Aventuras forum, the only Dr's I am finding are located in PDC? We are going to try SACBE?

Kearney, Nebraska
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8. Re: Help please, need a Dr and Hospital is too expensive

And I do have it posted there, just looking to get as much advice as possible

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9. Re: Help please, need a Dr and Hospital is too expensive

I had appendicitis as a kid. From the onset of pain until surgery was about 24 hours. It won't go away.

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10. Re: Help please, need a Dr and Hospital is too expensive

If all else fails contact the consulate. Not sure they can or will help you but it can't hurt.

"The Palapa", Calle 1 Sur, Entre 15 Av. y 20 Av.

Playa del Carmen, Q.Roo, Mexico, 77710

Office Phone 984-873-0303

Office Fax 984-873-0481

Emergency Phone 984-807-8355

Email playausca@hotmail.com

**Dial (011-52) from US

As mentioned, have you contacted your personal health insurance provider? How about your bank? Ask them if they can extend you a minimum line of credit until your return? Realtives who may be able to wire the money into your account? Call the creditcard company and ask for an emergency extension of credit on your limit?