Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The sound in my head

By last night this sound was so stuck in my head.

Baby E, or "little clinger", in her main mode: LOUD and protesting!!

Yesterday was even worse, which is hard to believe. Major withdrawal symptoms, perhaps? New babies, particularly toddlers, often bond with me or other volunteers quickly but not usually to this extreme. This little live wire is a cutie, but when two or three of the new ones immediately scream and want my full attention every time they see me (see below--they are all sitting on my lap/legs) along with several other babies.........nuts. No wonder I have a pulled muscle in my right arm and my neck and shoulders ache terribly.

We're also having quite the time dealing with the many many medications. As a rough guess, about 10 babies are currently being treated for parasites (new arrivals) or coughs (most of the youngest set plus the twins). Yesterday I made an unexpected trip to the doctor with two babies (alone, fun!) partially because we're coming up on a 4 day holiday weekend here (Carnival). I was so relieved I dropped everything and did that because little Angel, almost 2 months old, was heading towards pneumonia. We're closely monitoring him and hopefully he's on the right meds now.

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: January and February are dreadful months for us, due to the ever changing weather.

Tia Sarin, valiantly administring the nightly dose of meds!
All the papers posted on the doors are charts to show who gets what at what time, how much, for how many days, etc. Volunteer Katrina helps me keep all this organized.


Gallo Pinto2 said...

Wow! That's a lot of meds! I'm so glad you have some help keeping that organized...

So I know withdrawal is long is this supposed to last?

BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh! Those poor sick babies! I have 9 kidson medicine here at home, but it is nothing like having BABIES sick :(
Hope they all feel better soon!

Heather said...

It seems like I've called a few times... even when you were at the apartment, but didn't get to talk to you. Which weekend is the Carnival party? All the talk here is about Mardi Gras...

Poor babies... and you're kind of short of volunteers. Any in the works? How's Sarah settling in?