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fever and camp oh my!

By August 26, 2014 No Comments

whelp. camp didn’t start the way i expected it. at all. the week before was simply brutal for all of us. our usa team arrived thursday…the day mercy started acting weird and spiked a {random?} fever. pretty soon it was sunday and every time her pain meds would wear off, she would have a fever again. i blend a lot of natural medicine with western medical knowledge…so by sunday afternoon when i realized she was acting delirious and listless we decided to give her tylenol AND motrin to bring down her temp. thirty minutes later when it was still over 40 deg C (over 104 F), we knew it was time to go to the urgent care.
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there really is a first time for every thing.

 

sigh.

 

since christian was teaching the lesson each day {something he loves!} it only made sense that i was the one to stay home with her. but in completely honesty, i was more than a little frustrated. all summer works towards camp.

 

it really was just two and a half days but it ended up being a super sweet time with my baby girl. it started chaotic…a rushed monday morning with christian and addy barely leaving in time:
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but after a good kitchen cleaning…{please not mer’s little medical corner on the right}
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i tackled cleaning/organizing the girls’ art studio/school area.
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we started like this:
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worked up to this:
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and finally made it to this {please note sunglasses hiding yucky looking eye…just another symptom of multiply infections running their course}
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we got up bright and early wednesday morning, fever free…and made it on the half price {fără loc, aka southwest version} train to buzău.
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sarah and ana picked us up there since they were making a town run to the grocery store. yay, because then we didn’t have to take a maxi-taxi to ojasca! we also found a pet store in the mall selling squirrels. SQUIRRELS. if i had been in bucharest, i would have bought one. and christian would have been shocked. but not TOO shocked, because he is pretty used to my impulse animal purchases at this point.
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addy was doing GREAT except very, very sleep deprived. so the first thing i did was pull the mama card and get my bigger girl to take a nap. sometimes you just need mama.
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mer did great although the first morning she slept until…uhhh…afternoon!
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and they both made a few new friends.
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we ended the week by taking the kids to the mud volcanos.
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it was an exhausting, up and down couple of weeks…but it was GOOD and we were BLESSED!
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