Monday, July 8, 2013

Soldotna, Alaska Day 66-67 July 8, 2013

Sunday started out OK, even though it was raining. Cindy got some pictures of more eagles.

These eagles looked very wet. It was raining.

 We both got to see the large tractor putting boats into the water. The water is too shallow for a truck to get them launched, so the use a large tractor to take the trailer out to where the boat floats. As soon as it floats, the boat takes off and the tractor pulls the trailer out of the way. It seemed kind of interesting.

Cindy wanted a picture of this little cafe with large teacups on the outside. It is located in Homer.

After she took these pictures she was putting pants on under her skirt. She wanted to wear Levis instead of the skirt. She said she heard her back pop, and was in excruciating pain. It was all I could do to get her to the trailer. She tried ice, then heat ointment on her back, and nothing seemed to help. This morning I tried to get a prescription phoned into one of the Homer pharmacies, but her doctor told us he couldn't prescribe painkillers into another state. I finally got hold of my son, DR. Nick. He verified what the other doctor had told me. He said our choices were to take a large dose of Ibuprofen or call an ambulance to take her to the hospital in Soldotna. In the meantime, I had got hold of the insurance company to see what they would cover. I still found out what not to like about insurance companies. They would only cover part of emergency service, very little of an ambulance and most of a doctor’s office visit. We didn't have any Ibuprofen, but the store in Ninilchik said they had them, and I went and bought a bottle. Nick had said to take 4 or 5 and try to drive her to the Doctors office in Soldotna.
So we cut our time toward Homer short and came back to Soldotna. The doctor said he thought it was her sacroiliac, and prescribed some muscle relaxant and pain killer. He told us it would probably take 2 or 3 day for the pills to work, and then he could give her a shot that is supposed to help, but first the swelling had to go down, before he could do any more.  

We made an appointment for Thursday morning and are just hanging out till then. I’m afraid I won’t have much to blog about till then, but we will have to see.

Lots of eagles and gulls flying.

 I was only 20 feet from this eagle.

I know it’s not very good news, but thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. Of course you have something to blog about, as we are very concerned about Cindy... We have our fingers crossed that she will get better... I swiped the last picture of the eagle... Its super... Rod