Sunday, March 16, 2008

The First 48 Hours


We have been home for 48 hours now and Anna has been sick nearly the entire time. When she first got home she was still good enough to go around the house exploring with a trail of kids behind her. Each child was more than willing to pull out and show her anything she looked at. It was a lot like last year when F.G. and K.D. first came into the home except that it was old hat for CrazyMom and I and we left it up to the kids to show her around the house.

By evening time, Anna had developed a relatively high fever. We have had other kids get sick when we fly and we suspect it has something to do with all of the recycled air on the plane. Nineteen hours on a plane with several hundred people is a little extreme, after all. Despite our weariness, CrazyMom and I set our alarm for every two hours during the night to check on Anna and administer drugs as appropriate.

Anna was a sleeping lump on the couch the entire day on Saturday, eating nothing and only taking a few sips of liquids when strongly encouraged. Her fever did break about 1-2 am Sunday morning and while she is still lethargic, she has been up and around some today. Our kids are anxious for her to be better so they can play with her. Hopefully that time will come soon.

7 comments:

Darcy said...

We have been following your journey and are so glad you are back safely. Now we will pray for Anna to recover quickly so she can begin to play and enjoy her new family! Many blessings!

Norah said...

Poor thing : ( I hope she feels well soon.

Lisa W. said...

Welcome back. She is adorable. Just precious. We too pray she recovers very quickly.
Lisa
www.my2ethiopiangirls.blogspot.com

The Feathered Nest said...

Hello Big Family :o) We have been so encouraged by your blog and your latest journey to Africa. We have been praying for all of you, and especially for your sweet Anna. We rejoice with you as your beautiful family is together again. Thank you for taking the time to share your family. We are truly inspired!!

Angel said...

Poor baby!!! I hope she is better soon. She is SOOOO gorgeous. Angel

Sherry said...

Welcome back! We will be praying that Anna makes a quick recovery and that you are both able to get some much needed sleep as well.

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