Tuesday was our first trip to Colima in search of the Cancer Clinic. I had located it on Google Maps so had some idea. It turns out that the one I found is the old one and is either discontinued or being redone as a branch. They gave us directions to the new hospital near the highway across from the Toyota Dealer. We found that but it is for adults only. They said for children we'd have to go to the Regional University Hospital out by Home Depot east of town.
University Hospital is very large and busy and we spent most of the afternoon waiting in the Emergency line for an interview. Mom finally emerged with an appointment for Wednesday at 3pm to see a specialist that comes down from Guadalajara once a week. We got back to Melaque at 9pm and I remembered how much I don't like driving in the dark.
Yesterday we left at noon and were at the hospital early. I went to Home Depot and picked up two sets of kitchen cabinets and watched the moving of the "mono" in the glorietta which is being replaced by an overpass in front of the hospital.
The final good news is that the department head and the specialist didn't think much of the other doctors diagnosis. They said all she needs is a pediatrician who can help with a diet so she can gain some weight and possibly some balanced vitamin supplements. Needless to say we are all relieved to know she does not have what was feared.
State Cancer Institute
Moving a very strange "Mono" for the overpass