Back on my feet

Well for the past week, life has been a little rough. Last Thursday, I came down with a fever which would not go away and even though I thought it was unneccesary the Sisters made me go to the doctor. I had to go all the way to Limonade, which is about an hour north and where Sr. Danielle’s twin sister works as a nurse (She’s a nun too and her name is guess what Sr. Daniela- why you would name twins Danielle and Daniela I have no idea). After a couple of tests they discovered that I had a cornacopia of ailments, including Malaria, UTI, anemia, and some other things I didn’t catch on to. The hardest part and the most frustrating was eating, especially with the medicine. I felt EXTREMELY nauseous and the Sisters kept on telling me that I had to eat because I couldn’t take the medicine on an empty stomach. It got to the point though that I would start gagging even at the sight of food. After making a valiant effort to eat half a bowl of soup and then throwing it all up immediately after, the Sisters took me back to the doctor on Monday where they gave me different medication and a shot in the rear. Since then, the Sisters ordered me on bedrest and gave me the nice treat of not waking up until 6! But next week will be back to normal.

PS I have seen three tarantulas since I’ve been here. One was bigger than my hand and another snuck by my foot at night.

In the kindergarten class, the little girls love to come up and grab my arm and one little girl grabbed my arm then sniffed her hand to see what I smelled like and held up her hand to the girls next to her!

For Christmas, we are going to have a concert and the whole school is going to sing Joy to the World in English!


About biffy317

This blog is about my year in Haiti. I came here not speaking the language, not having a clear idea of what I will be doing to a small, impoverished country in the middle of a crisis. Haitians have A LOT of sayings and one of them is Piti gren fe gro pie bwa, which means a little seed makes a big tree. I hope that my time here will be fruitful and also to participate and observe as Haiti grows and flourishes as well. Seeds need a lot of time, a good foundation, and help from others to grow.
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