Boca Catalina, Arashi Beach Manchebo Beach, Eagle Beach
I have been following your wedding events for a while and have been upset with you through all of your difficulties this week. When I learned about your mom, my heart just sank for all of you. I'll be praying for you and your family.
My husband went to the Aruban hospital in 2007 with kidney stones and we were actually quite impressed, although our situation was certainly not as serious as yours. It does depend on the insurance company as to whether you will be reimbursed, but we did have to pay the hopsital first. Fortunately it is not NEARLY as expensive as in the States. He was in for about 4 hours, received a diagnosis, IV fluids, and IV Pain Meds and the bill was only $198.00 USD. We got the reports in English and submitted them when we got home.
Bully was in the States at the time, but his cousin Pierre took me to the pharmacy afterwards and called in my husband's prescritption from the taxi so they would be ready when I arrived. They are ALL a great bunch of fellas!
Good luck, hopefully they will take good care of her so she is ready for your wedding on Friday!
Thanks for all the well wishes. Mom was moved from medium care to the cardiac floor and has been on a monitor. Her heart rate dropped to 20 at one point the first night after we had all come back to the hospital. She will hopefully be released today. We are all a bit concerned that they really have not given us any indication why this has happened but we will have a full work up when she gets back to Boston. I am concerned about her being in the heat but we will make sure she is never alone once released and will keep her in the shade and will find a parasol or umbrella she can use at the ceremony. Again, thanks for all the well wishes. We will be sure to get a translated copy of her medical records upon release. I have a terrible feeling of guilt that this is all my fault and that maybe our dreaqm wedding in Aruba was too much for my parents......however, my father is already planning his return trip next year. I am sure mom may not be up for this heat again.
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! Hopefully everything from here on will go smooth for you. you deserve it.
How are you feeling about Aruba now after everything you've been through, starting with your dress. I hope you still will love it as much as the rest of us.