Going to the pharmacy. This is the fourth day in a row we’ve visited it. Everyone there is so nice and so helpful. Brian and I went on Monday to get Hep A and B shots. They didn’t have them, so they said come back tomorrow. We went on Tuesday and got our Hep A shots. They said come back tomorrow for the Hep B. So yesterday we went back and got Hep B. The pharmacist (who is considered a doctor and gives you the shots) was there each time we went and was very patient with our small amount of Spanish. She spoke a little English too. Yesterday Malachi and I didn’t go to school. He’s had a fever since Tuesday afternoon. We stayed home today too. I noticed small white dots on his really red throat last night. He had another restless night and this morning at school Brian checked the doctor’s schedule and there was an opening. (There is a doctor who comes to the school on Tues and Thurs—he was an MK and has a real heart for missionaries.) We walked over to school so Malachi could see the doctor(Zeke stayed with me again today too.) He confirmed my thoughts of strep throat. He gave us a prescription for an antibiotic, which is one of the only kinds of medicines you need a prescription for here. We walked over to the pharmacy and got our prescription right away. There was no waiting. Each time we’ve gone this week, there’s been no waiting. Wonderful….really, really wonderful. Malachi just fell asleep on the couch as I’m typing this….so sweet and sad. He can’t go to school tomorrow either because he’s so contagious. I really, really, really hope it doesn’t pass on to any other members of our family. Yesterday Malachi and I had such a wonderful morning while Zeke napped. It was fun to have some one-on-one time with him. We worked on a preschool workbook for the first time together, it was so fun. He loved it and I was so surprised to see him figure out a page on patterns. He totally figured it out. It made me miss just staying home and playing with my kids. The morning was often our activity time……it’s difficult to do that kind of stuff in the afternoons. There’s often a lot of crankiness—at least one kid is usually cranky.
In other news:
Zeke is officially walking—he walks a lot now. He travels from wall to wall or a from one piece of furniture to another. It is crazy and so great to see this little person move so quickly.
The other day Elijah sang a complete song, “Five Little Monkey’s Jumping on the Bed” ….with a little help with the numbers. It was absolutely one of his cutest moments. He really likes this song because last week while napping, he had a rude awakening when he fell off his bed onto the wooden floor on his head. He has a real connection with this song.
Malachi is so funny. He often explains things to us….like last night at dinner he was telling us how orange juice is made. He told us with such enthusiasm and wonderful hand and facial expressions. It is so fun to hear him figure out how things work.
I’ve had a little but more practice with Spanish the last few days…..Virginia has been here the last two days we’ve been home. It’s been good practice. We had some star fruit, which we found out are really sour if you just cut them up and eat them….she made a juice out of them yesterday. It was so refreshing and yummy and sweet. She has been such a huge help. I am so thankful we can have her. She makes some great food.
Gotta go feed Zekey.