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.
Adios, Shana and Hillary - Thanks to Carla Booher for the blog! :) Wednesday night we had a "going away" party for two of our volunteers. Shana is from Texas and has been touring...
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