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5 nights in Koh Lanta and Amy got out of the room once. At least it was for a good sunset!

Sunset on the only day Amy was able to take it in....beautiful.

So here we are, Trang, Thailand – located somewhere south of Krabi and east of where we just came from. We went to the Dr. as planned this morning to see what Amy’s platelet levels would be. With a temperature back to normal and overall energy level slightly increasing we were sure the levels would show signs of good health. When the Dr. came back with her little receipt of paper the look on her face said it all. “Although not at the dangerous level, your platelets are currently at 73,000. I am going to admit you to the hospital so that they may properly give and manage your fluids.”

It was a 3 hour journey to Trang, after frantically packing and returning our Barbie pink scooter we were on our way. It was simple really…we checked in, handed over our backpacker insurance card (crossing our fingers), waited to see the Dr. and eventually was ushered into room 620. IV is in, pills have been taken, blood drawn – now we wait.

Jokingly I tell Amy that I was planning on surprising her by staying at a fancy hotel while in Thailand, just didn’t quite think it would be the Wattanpat General Hospital. After spending two weeks in Thailand we knew that the hygiene standards would be extremely high. Walking into the hospital and eventually our room we were not disappointed. I believe that part of feeling better is being comfortable and relaxed in your environment. Outside of being at home which is where Amy would feel the most comfortable room 602 is a place Amy can relax, be comfortable and get well.

Facebook is blocked by the Hospital firewall so I’ll be providing updates via email and www.rtw365.wordpress.com

Amy says “Hello”!

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  1. Stacie
    March 17, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Hey You guys!!!! My step-mom is in THAILAND as I write this. PLEASE PLEASE let me know if there is anything ANYTHING I can do for you. She’s mostly located in Bangkok, but has property all over Thailand and my Dad is friends with the head of the police force in Bangkok so I know if you need any strings pulled in places, I can help make anything happen. My Dad used to be a lawyer in Bangkok so he has a lot of connections. A LOT! PLEASE don’t hesitate to email if you need ANYTHING!!! My direct email is sbulmash@aol.com. PLEASE…feel free to email at anytime. Sending you speedy recovery prayers. All my best. Stacie

  2. Beth
    March 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Amy, feel better soon! We will be praying for quick recovery!! goodwins

  3. Kimberly
    March 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    What they don’t even get her a blanket? 😉 Feel better soon Amy!

  4. Paige
    March 17, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    So sorry you aren’t feeling well Amy. Hopefully you will have a quick recovery and be back to your travelling soon! Thinking about you 🙂

  5. Josh
    March 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Feel better Amy!!! You are in my prayers! I just read about it, and that does not sound like a pleasant fever to have. The name even sounds sickening! On a somewhat better note, at least you can say you really are getting the full experience over there in thailand!

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