Monday, July 6, 2009

Note to Self: Don't Give Jess Benadryl...

Miss Jess was the Queen of Snots this last trip. They've always got an upper respiratory infection and what we call "kennel cough". And by "they" I mean "all the kiddos in our orphanage." Welcome to Haiti, folks. Plus, with 68 kids living in a 3 bedroom house, you're going to pass around some germs.

So, our first plan of attack was to give her some Children's Benadryl that was a "congestion" formula.

And this is what Miss Jess looked like for the next while.
Even if you waved your hand in front of her face, she still looked like this.

After that episode of "medicine head", we stuck to the Children's Tylenol Cold and she was much more alert and actually played around again.

It's so funny to watch them with medicine. Some of the kids throw a total fit if they have to take it and others through a fit if you give it to other kids but not them. And then sometimes you can get the kids that were throwing a fit to take it after they see that the other kids actually like it. Peer pressure can be a good thing.

I'm still so worried about a couple of the little ones at our orphanage. Please keep them in your prayers as we start to get into the worst of the heat and the hurricane season. I know they're in God's Hands, but I have faith that our prayers will help.

And Happy Birthday, to my awesome older brother, Matt. I'm glad you're back in our area and I'm glad you have a spouse that loves you and I'm glad that you are doing everything you can for your kids. Maybe in the next life, we'll be able to pay you back for all those times you used to make us play "Vacuum Cleaner". The things we believed if you said them....

I love you, Matt.

It's also my niece, Romy's birthday. She's a big 8 today. Happy birthday, sweet girl!


Bambi and Adam said...

Praying for all the kiddos to either get well or stay well ! Hoping for an update on the O and the kids more and more as each day goes by . Hoping the fans are helping with the heat and the water filtration system stays hooked to the faucet. So much to pray for :)

Tia said...

She was the cutest little medicine head I've ever seen. It was the fact that we couldn't get her to blink that had me worried a little!

David and Candice said...

I sometime feel like that when I take medicine. she is so cute I love her big eyes!!-Candice

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