wednesday – “hump” day, as they call it in the west. the middle of the week. halfway to the weekend.
ya.. anyhow. 🙂
the day started with goodbyes to brittany, a young lady who has been here at GH for 3 years…bittersweet, she and jordan headed to the airport for a very early flight she was taking..with her 9 pieces of luggage!
jordan, i guess, got turned around and after 3 hours, finally made it back to GH. when i asked her about her awesome lostness, her reply: epic. 🙂
having a good attitude when you are living cross-culturally is vital. 🙂
Brittany & Jordan
when i first talked with charity this morning just before 7, she had been awake from 12 to 3am with a wicked headache. elijah was knocked out still from his meds to get him to sleep painlessly thru the night.
but right at the top of the list – there was no coffee in the house.
stop. everything. 🙂
charity had been alternating through the night, working on a case study and her manual, and was currently feeding, bathing and changing children to start their day.
by 730 meds had been administered, neubulizing had been done and dear little colin was still very, very sick. elijah had been checked again to make sure he was still breathing (he was!) and she was just changing to go and have several meetings with her social workers all morning in the downstairs office.
oh, and the kitty? she was feeding him/her too.
being under the weather was ANNOYING to say the least for charity, who, well…had a few things to get done.
after the social worker meetings, it was time to head to ICAB – international children’s adoption board – to read a potential adoptive family’s file.
when she arrived home she started colin on meds, worked on some more case studies, changed elijah’s bandages, monitored little caleb’s seizures due to very high temps, was finally able to withdraw money from the wire that came thru to pay bills, had another battle with little miss who doesn’t want to drink, updated 63 folders and has 22 kids on antibiotics to kill this nasty “bug”.
tired yet? ya well it’s only 4pm.
by 446pm, 3 kids had their hairs cut, and make that 24 kids on antibiotics now.
another round of “fight to drink water” had commenced…well of course, it was just before dinner – the arsenic hour!
6pm rolled around and meds were given to who needed them. and vomiting children. more than one. GAG…. and i quote that GAG. 😉
“i need to work on my paper………..huhuhuhu” yes…THE paper…
at 645pm, after dinner had been served, baths taken and children put to sleep, thoughts about the night were already on charity’s mind.
“it’s gonna be a long hard nyt. colin’s fever wont come down. going to take him in for blood tests tomorrow if we dont have a breakthrough tonight. he’s the only one still really fevering..the rest its on and off, mostly off now”
that’s your cue to pray specifically for colin.. 🙂
7pm and we were talking about what we were going to do with our visitors coming for fri and saturday.
“that paper…gotta work on that paper………..” but there is too much other stuff to do.
because i actually wasnt aware EXACTLY what “the other stuff was”, i carefully asked.
“um laundry of course. and groceries. and finding SJ’s overdue missing library books. and singing eensy weensy spider with michelle”.
right, right… my heart melted at the singing with sweet, frail michelle.
at 8pm i got the “nyt” text. followed by “kitty is snuggling me and purring”.
ps – sorry friends – the internet is very slow tonight and am not able to add the photos to this post. perhaps i will be able to tomorrow. this is not abnormal. 😉 so be thankin’ the lord for your cable zippity zipp internet connections right now! hahah