Raymond

We were able to visit Raymond today and he is still a little disoriented. The hospital staff says that he should be moved to a nursing home for rehabilitation in the next day or two. Whether or not he gets to go back to his apartment depends on how much strength he is able to recover. He has COPD and often gets tangled in his oxygen tubing, causing a trip hazard. Low oxygen levels and a heart arrhythmia are what put him in the hospital this time. We have told him we will stay until he gets settled in his new surroundings so our next move is dependent on his next move.

The trip from Tucso wasn’t entirely uneventful. At Demming, NM, just about 85 miles from our destination, the bus lost air pressure. Air brakes won’t release without lots of air pressure so we couldn’t move. And even if we could have, we couldn’t have applied the brakes to stop! My ingenious husband was able to fabricate a temporary gasket out of a business card to get us on the road and we finally arrived, just a couple of hours later than we had planned.

We have already been enjoying the tubs at Riverbend Hot Springs and will drink our morning coffee there, as well. We love this place! They continue to make improvements and add new facilities all the time. Even on a Monday afternoon, we saw two groups arriving in addition to the ones already in the tubs. This is one hot spot!

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