Our first illness. At least we can handle this one. She was really cranky yesterday and was awake for an hour and half for her bottle last night. (She's been doing it in an hour but she cried more last night.) She awoke this morning with a crusty eye and it was red and swollen. We asked the front desk if they would call the doctor and when she arrived she said that Murphy has pink eye. She prescribed drops (which Murphy loves-NOT!) some cream to put in tonight (I'm sure that will be pleasant) and some saline for her snotty nose. I'm sure that will go over well, too. She isn't as congested today as she has been. I sat in the bathroom with her last night with the shower on hot and that seemed to help. The doctor also told us that Murphy was supposed to have had her four month shots on Thursday. Why wouldn't they have told us that on Tuesday or just given them to her themselves. But like Rob said, they would have had to pay for it rather than us. The doctor cost us $50 today and the medicine today and Tuesday (for reflux and iron) was about $50 total. The doctor will be back on Wednesday to see someone else but she wants to do the shots after we're done with this medicine. Rob says that his eyes itch now but I'm sure he's fine.
We were going to go back to Pepe Ganga again today and buy an activity mat but by the time we found out the doctor was coming it was 2:00 and we didn't want to leave and not be back by 4:00. They were closed at 5:00 so we'll have to go tomorrow.
We've been working on Murphy's neck muscles...pulling her into a sitting position, laying her on her stomach, sitting her up propped in pillows...she's seems to enjoy it. For a while at least. Her attention span is about the same as her dad's.
We're going to try to hit Jacques tomorrow, Karen. You've got me craving chocolate! There is also another store...Artisan I think...that we're going to try to hit. Although it is Sunday tomorrow and Rob will be glued to the football channels tomorrow afternoon. Murphy will wear her Chargers jersey.
Neither of us is still feeling great. We've been using tap water to brush our teeth and we've decided not to do that anymore. We didn't get out at all today and that was one thing we wanted to do every day. I think it will help us feel less cramped and get us some exercise.
One of the other girls that left this week had posted on her blog that she was tired of not being able to throw toilet paper in the toilet and I thought "How horrific!". And now that I'm having to throw tp in the garbage, it still doesn't thrill me. So the next time you throw your tp in the toilet, think about just how lucky you are! :) And brush your teeth in the sink without using distilled water. I remember when I went to school in Germany I drank the tap water and my roommates said I would die if I drank the water. To prove their point, they fed a plant tap water and it died. I started boiling my water after that. I won't even try it here.
The temperature has been about 65 each day (and is expected for the next ten days) but it feels warmer. Rob and I guessed it was about 75 yesterday. It's beautiful in the morning and then rains in the afternoon. There is a 60% chance of rain every day until November 5. By the time we get ready and are ready for an adventure it's usually the afternoon and that's when it starts thundering.
OK, I better go. It's 6:30 (I don't know why it says I post at a different time) and it's just about time for supper. Rob had fried something today (chicken maybe? Something with a big leg.) and I had cheese and tomatoes. It was probably my least favorite meal since we've been here. We're still chowing down the fruit snacks we brought for the kids in the mother's home. We better get rid of them soon or they'll be all gone.
Have a great night!!
She's still a happy baby...especially when she isn't wearing pants.
She likes her bath!
The nurse that recognized her at Pisingos.
Rob and Murphy relaxing
Murphy holding a bottle (she dropped it as soon as I took the picture but it made for a good picture!)