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Old 03-23-2013, 01:38 PM   #661
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Well, the hospital won't do anything for Oz, they wouldn't give him antibiotics or anything, simply referred him to a dentist... which is only open M-F. Awesome. Well, guess we'll enjoy the rainbows until then...
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:55 PM   #662
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Well, the hospital won't do anything for Oz, they wouldn't give him antibiotics or anything, simply referred him to a dentist... which is only open M-F.
He should have just fainted there and then!
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:49 PM   #663
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He should have just fainted there and then!
There was one old woman in a wheelchair moaning and screaming in pain for like half an hour while I was there. You'd think they'd at least give her some painkillers but no. The ER wasn't even that busy, maybe a dozen people, at a large facility. Granted, I don't know her situation, but there was a woman whose baby had pneumonia who was waiting for hours with us too.

Hopefully Oz doesn't get meningitis or whatever, the infected tooth is on the upper jaw. The dentist he saw briefly earlier said that he thought it was infected and suggested that they'd give him a course of antibiotics to reduce the swelling and wait a week before doing anything about extracting the tooth itself. We went to the hospital because the dentist wanted payment upfront, while the hospital will take payments later.

Maybe we should just get some antibiotics at a feed store or something. The healthcare system in this country is a goddamn joke, but I don't want to start another debate in this thread about it.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:32 PM   #664
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That 'grader' .. yep

Used to keep washboard from happening. Tends to scatter stones all over the place (if you come across a recently treated section).

Here in OZ cheap people use old tractor tyres to do the same job - bit of chain through some holes and tow it behind on the tow bar every fortnight or so. If you do it often enough you can make a 'road' out of nothing.

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Good luck with the teeth there ... most places the 'health system' looks after the body, at least to the keep it alive and out of too much pain stage. But there is little though to dental health. Maybe another trip to Mexico?
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:58 PM   #665
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[QUOTE=Feyala;
Hopefully Oz doesn't get meningitis or whatever, the infected tooth is on the upper jaw. The dentist he saw briefly earlier [/QUOTE]

PM sent about teeth....
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:55 PM   #666
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The best wises for the Oz Maaan....

And then...................... Enjoy the RAINBOW Gathering!!! I once drove 10 hrs outta of my way in the pouring rain, to deliver a couple groovy dudes and their German sheppard to a Gathering in Columbus. Was on my way to a Race in Norwalk Ohio... good stories.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:02 AM   #667
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Sorry, but with all due respect, yes, it was. Her thread, her experience.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:07 AM   #668
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I tend to agree with Feyla.Back to you.I need more Feyla adventure action.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:33 PM   #669
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Roddy Scarborough Dentist

Feyala, when you get to my house my neighbor to the east is Dr. Roddy Scarborough, DDS.
Tell Roddy to xray your teeth and your friends teeth and pull as many as he
recommends.

Tell Roddy to hand deliver the bill to my house and i will pay everything.
Stay at my house until you are ready to ride.
Please, no more tooth complaints.
I am working in Louisiana right now and I am not sure when I will be home.
Joey Broome
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:37 PM   #670
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Feyala, when you get to my house my neighbor to the east is Dr. Roddy Scarborough, DDS.
Tell Roddy to xray your teeth and your friends teeth and pull as many as he
recommends.

Tell Roddy to hand deliver the bill to my house and i will pay everything.
Stay at my house until you are ready to ride.
Please, no more tooth complaints.
I am working in Louisiana right now and I am not sure when I will be home.
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Thats great of you. I commend you.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:17 PM   #671
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Wow!

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Feyala, when you get to my house my neighbor to the east is Dr. Roddy Scarborough, DDS.
Tell Roddy to xray your teeth and your friends teeth and pull as many as he
recommends.

Tell Roddy to hand deliver the bill to my house and i will pay everything.
Stay at my house until you are ready to ride.
Please, no more tooth complaints.
I am working in Louisiana right now and I am not sure when I will be home.
Joey Broome
Holy crap man, that is an amazing offer! We will definitely take you up on it when we visit! You are an angel! Oz is incredibly grateful and would be willing to help out in whatever way he can. I'll keep you posted via PM when we get to your state, we have been going really slow.

We're still in Texas, been hanging out at the Rainbow gathering for the last week. Definitely some good times! I've met a lot of great people. The cops were apparently expecting over a thousand people here, but it's been a pretty small gathering, maybe 60 at most, so there has been, shall we say, excessive enforcement. It's all good though. We might head out tomorrow, depending on the weather, if it's pouring again, we might just stay put another day or two.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:26 AM   #672
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Feyala, when you get to my house my neighbor to the east is Dr. Roddy Scarborough, DDS.
Tell Roddy to xray your teeth and your friends teeth and pull as many as he
recommends.

Tell Roddy to hand deliver the bill to my house and i will pay everything.
Stay at my house until you are ready to ride.
Please, no more tooth complaints.
I am working in Louisiana right now and I am not sure when I will be home.
Joey Broome

The healthcare system might be a wagon missing a wheel rolling speedily downhill, but, with folks like LSU Tiger around there may yet be hope.Thank you for your generosity, sir.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:02 AM   #673
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Another option is to run down to the border and get the teeth fixed in Mexico, like this guy --> LINK

The Mexican dentists on the border seem to be pretty good, lots of experience. They do a lot of business and have to keep their reputation clean to stay in business since a lot of it is word of mouth.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:37 AM   #674
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Another option is to run down to the border and get the teeth fixed in Mexico, like this guy --> LINK

The Mexican dentists on the border seem to be pretty good, lots of experience. They do a lot of business and have to keep their reputation clean to stay in business since a lot of it is word of mouth.
I second this option.
Had too since I'm the author of 1500 miles to the dentist. And I'm happy with my outcome. Figure about $.33 to the dollar on costs.
Oh, have your passport ready. You can get into Mexico without one getting back into the U.S. without one is something I don't want to try.
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