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Amado the Coconut Monkey

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, November 19, 2021, 13:01 (15 days ago)
edited by Talley Ho, Friday, November 19, 2021, 13:56

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Amado is a regular sight on Playa la Ropa grooming coconuts, topping trees and finding lost items in the ocean. He has worked for many condo associations and individuals and nurseries.

On Sunday afternoon, while topping a tall tree from the top of a tall ladder, the top of the tree knocked him off of the ladder to the ground. He landed on his feet, barefoot of course. He called us Monday morning needing help and advice on which hospital to go to for his possibly broken ankles. We did what we could and he called us back about noon with the news. He had broken his right ankle and it was in a cast. He had also broken a bone on the bottom of his left foot and that one he just has to stay off of so it can heal.

He was prescribed painkillers and calcium supplements and has to stay off of his feet for two months. We just checked in with him and he is encouraged because his research has made him believe what the doctor said, that he will be fine in time.
He has had a wheelchair donated for his use and crutches, although they are still tough since he is to stay off of both feet.

Yes, those are kittens at his feet, they live in the place he does and he is feeding them. They are helping to keep him busy.

If you would like to help him out in any way, please click on the envelope next to our name.

Amado the Coconut Monkey

by connie, Friday, November 19, 2021, 15:39 (15 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Thanks for all you are doing to help him and the kittens, too.

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Amado the Coconut Monkey

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, November 19, 2021, 16:03 (15 days ago) @ connie

We bonded over plants, and helping is what friends do for friends. Kittens too!

We'll work on getting momma cat and the kittens sterilized in the fairly near future.

Get Amado set up first.

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by karenanddick, Friday, November 19, 2021, 16:21 (15 days ago) @ Talley Ho

What a shame! Feel so sorry for him. Wonder if he had the right procedure done for the broken ankle?

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Amado the Coconut Monkey

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, November 19, 2021, 16:39 (15 days ago) @ karenanddick
edited by Talley Ho, Friday, November 19, 2021, 19:30

The way we look at is that he went in to a private hospital rather than the public one, was x rayed, put in a cast, given calcium supplements and painkillers. He was back home in about 2 hours.

So, he went to a doctor, got patched up, and that's it. Nothing more to be done.

Amado the Coconut Monkey

by connie, Friday, November 19, 2021, 22:09 (15 days ago) @ Talley Ho

That was my next thought. Let me know, and I'll help with that, too.

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Amado the Coconut Monkey UPDATE

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 11:13 (11 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We went to see him this morning. He looks much better, and the uncasted foot really has come down. It's still swollen but looks better and he says it doesn't hurt very much, he's doing his best to stay totally off of it. The one in the cast is still very swollen but he can feel his toes and the Doctor told him to expect it to stay swollen for 2 weeks, so one week down, one to go.

He was extremely grateful for the money and said that he will definitely be careful so it will last. We were able to take it up to 8,250 pesos with other donations, and a 3 kilo bag of cat food.

Of course where he lives (immaculately clean) has common restrooms in the center, so he has to walk probably 50 feet to get to them, but other than that he is sitting with his feet elevated.

It was a relief to have him sound more like him and not a guy who was just hanging in there. We have never seen a white plaster cast so clean! Looks like snow, he's doing a good job of taking care of himself so far. One week down, 7 to go.

Amado the Coconut Monkey UPDATE

by Casa Juan @, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 11:38 (11 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Muy bueno, thanks for the report.

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Amado the Coconut Monkey UPDATE

by hromero ⌂ @, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 11:47 (11 days ago) @ Talley Ho

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