|Dodong in the backseat, on his way to visit the doctor|
Sweetie and Grump took him there; Grump drove, which was probably a good thing, as a wreck on I-75 caused a nasty traffic jam, forcing Grump to exit the interstate via an on-ramp.
|Sweetie and Grump in the front seat|
Eventually we made it to the doctor's office, and proceeded to wait, and wait, and wait, and wait some more! The doctor was very late because he had to treat a very sick child. (Once we learned this, of course we didn't mind having to wait!)
|Waiting at the doctor's office|
The doctor eventually was able to see Dodong, and after a quick examination agreed with us, that there was nothing seriously wrong with him. He is just producing a lot of phlegm, ("snot", in the vernacular), which is causing him to choke and vomit.
|Dodong being examined by the doctor|
Oh ..... I guess I need to mention that this visit was NOT covered by any health insurance, so we had to pay the cost of an office visit, ($86.00), out of our own money. (More about this below ....)
Back home, Grump took a few pics of the some of the plants around our house.
|Grump's "wild-type" dahlias|
|Sweetie's rose bushes outside our bedroom window|
|Spanish Mission fig foreground; Brown Turkey fig background|
|Brown Turkey fig foreground; Celeste fig behind it to the left. (Grump's car is parked on the road.)|
The Celeste fig is the one that two years ago died back to the ground in the spring, and didn't reappear again until just before Thanksgiving. It's a mixed up little plant, but it's still alive!
In the late afternoon, to give Sweetie a break, Grump took Dodong out to our outdoor mall, where they walked around a bit, doing a little "window shopping".
|Dodong at the mall|
We finally got our "Obamacare" health insurance cards in the mail. Grump is still leery about it, (how can such a system be fiscally sound?), but it does appear that we will be getting a very large monthly subsidy on our health insurance. He still has to sign up for "primary providers" I believe, (maybe that is where the "gotcha" takes effect?), but if that goes smoothly, then we'll be getting major medical health insurance for Grump, Sweetie, and both boys for less than $400.00 a month. Beats the heck out of paying $1,200.00 for COBRA!
|Our health insurance cards and information|