It's been a scary couple of days, but it seems the worst is behind us...and most of the worst that was possible never happened at all. We are thankful.
Left Brain spent the night in the hospital under observation and had more tests done in the morning. They did a stress test, EKG, barium test, ultrasound on carotid arteries, an MRI on his head (which actually did reveal he has both a left AND right brain...who would have known!) and an echo-cardiogram.
The doctor said if he was a pilot he'd certify him to fly, we'll never know for sure exactly what happened to cause him to lose consciousness. But we do know he's totally healthy in every way. Now we're hoping the insurance accepts billings from this hospital as we never found out if they were a preferred provider or not. When you have a medical emergency and this is the facility near....you just go and hope for the best.
We celebrated by going out to lunch after the last test was done.
|Can you see the relief on his face?|
Then we did our tourist things in quick succession to get caught up. Our first visit was to the Tillamook Cheese Factory where we watched them package the cheese and had our free samples. This was followed up by some of the creamiest ice cream I've ever had. Hey! His arteries are open...why not?
After leaving here we went up to Cape Meares to see the lighthouse and Octopus Tree. The lighthouse was very short since it's already situated up quite high. It was an odd sensation to walk down the path and be eye level with the beacon.
The Octopus Tree is a giant multi-trunked Sitka spruce.
Before leaving our plush accommodations here I just had to share the campground post office with you.
Here it is! Right between the crab traps and the pop machine. I think it's a pop machine, that might be where the bait is kept...who knows.
Here it is open with little cubbies for the residents to get their mail. Ours came in a box and was too large for one of the standard holes, so we got to be in the freezer compartment.
It was good to get the mail again since the last batch we received I had a questionnaire about jury duty .....in Texas. There was no follow up to that, so hopefully I'm off the hook for that one.
We leave tomorrow for further down the coast with The Queen at the helm of See-More. Left Brain has no driving restrictions and feels quite comfortable taking over the job again, but I really feel a need to be more familiar with it on a regular basis.
Long Live the Queen