Current Child Count

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

Monday, June 22, 2009

what a relief...

It's so good to hear that 5 year old A. from CDA II "just" has swollen tonsils!!

The way the staff has been describing his symptoms to me since Saturday night, including this morning in my "wake up call", he had ALL classic signs of flu......and a bad flu......so you can imagine where that took me. Yesterday the headlines were all about the rapidly spreading H1N1 virus in Bolivia. But Katrina saw him yesterday and he was okay, so we continued waiting. Then Maria called me today on the way to the doctor with him, saying she was afraid he'd be admitted (although this is a child who greatly exaggerates when he's sick, so I was trying not to be alarmed). Still, planning out the day and week went on hold for an hour until I just now heard the news, that he's getting a shot and will go home.

When kids are really sick with something, it's interesting how it often causes diarrhea and vomiting as side affects, something I've been learning as we learn the signs of the H1N1 virus.

For the millionth time, I wish I were a doctor.

2 comments:

Joyful mom said...

There is nothing worse than sick kids--especially when there as many kids as you have to take care of! You amaze me :)

Katie said...

So glad he's ok!

I got your e-mail. I almost as puzzled as you are about this. But I'm going to try go today and talk with an RN I know who has a job in infection control. She does a lot of work with the CDC; if anybody had an answer, she probably would.