Tuesday, January 22, 2013


8AM - Sick
For the past week or so, every day I have been getting more sick. Now I have congestion in my lungs. So, this morning I will go see doctor Eladio in the Town of Santa Cruz, about 15 miles south of Aticama.

10AM - Doctor Eladio
After Doctor Eladio examined me, he told me that the congestion was in my throat. My lungs are clear. No congestion in my lungs.

It has been my experience with this illness, that the problems begins in my throat and then, day by day, descend lower and lower until the congestion ends up in my lungs. Once in the lungs, I begin to get a low grade temperature and headaches. Then, if I still receive no medical treatment, it is very likely to turn into pneumonia.

Doctor Eladio prescribed Ciprofloxacino, 500mg every eight hours for five days. On the 6th day I am to return to Doctor Eladio for a follow-up examination. I am to drink lots of water and eat lots of fruits and vegetables and get lots of sleep.

Clear sky


Location: El Chaco RV Park
Elevation: 15 meters