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rehless

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Mexicoruss, Hoping I can get some info and maybe advise from you. My mate and I are planning to come to Rocky point in January. We have been there several times, but not since covid started. She is on oxygen therapy and we will have a portable machine with us. She is also on warfarin for her blood and needs to have her blood checked for coagulation and I am having a hell of a time finding a doctor or lab that speaks English and can do this. I have been advised by a resident there to not come. Perhaps you can offer some help. Thank you very much.
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I agree with the resident. With the Corona virus and inability to nail down blood checks (more than one facility) don't go.


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Posted: 11/12/20 12:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can't you check warfin by an INR test? If so meters available...

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A lab here at home takes a sample of her blood and then immediately adjust her warfarin, if necessary. I have nothing to do with it, except I drive.

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Here in Zihuatanejo we have a bunch of labs, most have someone who can at least speak token English. The more established ones are set up to send the test results directly to your doctor in the US and Canada so dosages can be adjusted as necessary. Good Luck!!!

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Was just there, at Playa Bonita RV Park, from Oct 15-24 and had absolutely no issues. Border crossing was as easy as usual. Virtually all restaurants, we only ate outdoors, require everyone to wear masks. Only place I felt uncomfortable was the Malecon where most of the vendors didn't wear masks and we avoided after finding that out. BTW There are parking meters all along the Malecon now. I would not hesitate to return if they keep taking the pandemic as seriously as they are now.
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rehless wrote:

Mexicoruss, Hoping I can get some info and maybe advise from you. My mate and I are planning to come to Rocky point in January. We have been there several times, but not since covid started. She is on oxygen therapy and we will have a portable machine with us. She is also on warfarin for her blood and needs to have her blood checked for coagulation and I am having a hell of a time finding a doctor or lab that speaks English and can do this. I have been advised by a resident there to not come. Perhaps you can offer some help. Thank you very much.
Bill


Check with your Dr. about switching to a blood thinner that doesn't require as frequent testing.

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MarkTwain wrote:

rehless wrote:

Mexicoruss, Hoping I can get some info and maybe advise from you. My mate and I are planning to come to Rocky point in January. We have been there several times, but not since covid started. She is on oxygen therapy and we will have a portable machine with us. She is also on warfarin for her blood and needs to have her blood checked for coagulation and I am having a hell of a time finding a doctor or lab that speaks English and can do this. I have been advised by a resident there to not come. Perhaps you can offer some help. Thank you very much.
Bill


Check with your Dr. about switching to a blood thinner that doesn't require as frequent testing.


Warfarin is the ONLY one that can be quickly reversed
Others do NOT have that capability so if INR goes HIGH ... bleeding problems
Warfarin....INR goes HIGH ....Vitamin K will counter act
(Dark greens ---spinach, collard greens, broccoli etc)

Is her INR/Protime stable?
Is she having to change dosage routinely or dosage is regulated?
Should be stable......otherwise she needs to monitor diet and find a happy spot (same diet regiment and NOT splurge on foods with Vitamin K)

Been on Warfarin since 2012
Eat greens but do not over indulge or binge eat them
Moderation is key to keep INR level (2-3 INR Range)

4 to 6 week INR testing should be goal




Is the Mexican Border OPEN?

* This post was edited 11/12/20 05:15pm by Old-Biscuit *


Is it time for your medication or mine?


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Thanks everybody. I am going to ask her anti coagulation people about a home monitoring system.

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Yes, the border is open. Although what we read in the news states that it is not, check some of the earlier postings, particularly from Playaboy, and it is open.

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