This past week was one of those that you really wanted to close your eyes and click it away.... Living in the tropic has a lot of cool things, but it also has it´s downfalls like plenty of mosquitoes all year round, and because we have what they call ¨perfect weather¨ our homes are always open and so we are more exposed to this dreaded little insects. We do try to kill them all, but it is an impossible task!
Emi got the Chicuncuya fever, which is even worse than dengue also known as the brake bone fever, and two top things off just when Emi was at her worst, Gabriel got it too. With this fever you can expect two things... your bones will ache all over at the point that it hurts to walk, and you will have a high fever which will not break in at least two days. The good thing about this diagnosis is that at least I knew that the fever was not going to go down no matter what... so we just had to hang on, and just go through it.... knowing what exactly to expect made it a little easier for all of us. With Gabriel it was a little bit trickier...our doctor said Gabriel had two things against him.... first he is an adult and this type of viruses always hit adults harder... secondly, he is a ¨man¨... and I think we all know what that means....! haha So there... no need to say what type of week we had here in this part of our planet!
Fortunately, after five days of being a nurse, a mom, a cook, a doctor, and basically a pushing ball... today is Monday, it is a brand new week.... everybody is feeling better, the girls are off to school, Gabriel is off to work, and I am here with just a little time in my hands to sit down, have a cup of coffee, and breath! Just in time to prep for our trip tomorrow!
Here is a glimpse of my sweet Emi and how she spent her last few days....
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 13, then I have an 11 year old, and now I am starting again with our three year old happiest toddler ever. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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