Friday, March 07, 2008

Wednesday update from ET!

I KNOW WE ARE A LITTLE BEHIND ON UPDATING BUT WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING EVERYDAY AND WE ARE JUST SO TIRED AT THE END OF THE NIGHT THAT BLOGGING GETS PUSHED UNTIL....

MYLIAH HAS BEEN SICK SINCE WE PICKED HER UP AND WE DECIDED THAT SHE NEEDED TO SEE A DOCTOR FIRST THING SO WE CALLED THE HOTEL NURSE AND THE DR CAME TO OUR ROOM WITHIN THE HOUR. HE WAS WONDERFUL WITH MYLI AND CHECKED HER FROM HEAD TO TOE AND HE FOUND HER TO HAVE TWO EAR INFECTIONS, DOUBLE EYE INFECTIONS, UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION AND SINUS INFECTION AND ALL OF THIS HAS CAUSED DIARRHEA CONTINUOUSLY. DR PRESCRIBED AND ANTIBIOTIC FOR THE EARS,SINUS,AND COUGH, ANTIBIOTIC EYE DROPS, AND SOME LEM-LEM WHICH IS A ORAL HYDRATION SALTS, MUCH LIKE PEDIALYTE IN THE STATES. THE DR TOOK HER PRESCRIPTIONS TO THE FRONT DESK AND WE RECEIVED ALL OF HER MEDS IN LESS THAN AN HOUR DELIVERED TO OUR ROOM!! NOW THAT'S SERVICE!! WE ARE PRAYING FOR A QUICK RECOVERY FOR THE FLIGHT HOME!

WEDNESDAY WAS ALSO OUR EMBASSY APPOINTMENT TO GET MYLI'S VISA. AFTER HAVING OUR BUS CHASED DOWN AND STOPPED BY ARMED SECURITY GUARDS, ONE OF OUR SWEET NEW FRIENDS MICHAEL WAS USHERED OFF OF OUR BUS BY SECURITY FOR VIDEO TAPING THE EMBASSY BUILDING, AFTER DELETING HIS FOOTAGE, WE MET UP AGAIN AND WERE USHERED INTO A SMALL SECURITY ROOM TO GO THROUGH METAL DETECTORS AND HAVE OUR BAGS SEARCHED, THEN WE WERE OFF TO A WAITING AREA OUTSIDE UNTIL WE WERE CALLED TO ANOTHER WAITING ROOM WHERE YOU WAIT TO BE CALLED UP TO SPEAK WITH AN OFFICIAL THROUGH A GLASS WINDOW. WE WERE ASKED A FEW QUESTIONS AND WERE APPROVED WITHOUT ANY DELAY. THAT WAS SUCH A GOOD FEELING AND WE ARE ALL CLEAR TO BRING OUR SWEET MYLI HOME WITH US!
SOME OF THE OTHER FAMILIES WERE NOT SO LUCKY B/C THEY WERE TOLD THAT THEY DID NOT NEED TO BRING TAX RETURNS AND IT TURNS OUT YOU DO TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS! SO AFTER MUCH FRUSTRATION AND SCRAMBLING TO GET TAX FORMS EMAILED AND/OR FAXED OVER, ALL OF THE OTHER FAMILIES RECEIVED THE GO AHEAD AND OUR BABIES ARE ALL COMING HOME!
WE HAD DINNER AT NEW YORK NEW YORK AND THE PIZZA WAS GREAT! THE RESTARAUNT WAS LOUD AND A BIT OVERWHELMING FOR ALL OF THE BABIES. WE SEEM TO BE RUNNING INTO LATE DINNERS AND THAT'S NOT SO GOOD WITH LITTLE ONES THAT ARE WORN OUT AND READY TO GO TO BED. I'LL SPARE YOU THE GORY DETAILS BUT MYLI DECIDED TO HAVE ANOTHER BLOWOUT RIGHT BEFORE LEAVING THE RESTARAUNT AND THERE WAS NOWHERE TO CHANGE HER SO SHE AND DADDY STUNK UP THE BUS ON THE RIDE BACK TO THE HILTON!! OH THE JOYS OF PARENTING BABIES. IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME AND THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT YOU FORGET ABOUT AND NOW I REMEMBER WHY!!!
HERE'S A QUICK RUN DOWN OF THE PICS, HOPE THEY SHOW UP!
MYLIAH AND GUARD FROM THE TRANSITIONAL HOME, SHOPPING EXCURSION, WHAT WE ATE FOR LUNCH AT ABESHA, INCUDES A BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURE. IT WAS QUITE TASTY THOUGH I WAS VERY HESITANT TO TRY IT, STILL NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT IT ALL WAS BUT FROM WHAT WE WERE TOLD, IT WAS A SAMPLER PLATTER OF MEATS, CHEESES, VEGGIES THAT YOU USE INJERA TO SCOOP IT UP WITH. INJERA IS LIKE A PANCAKE ONLY ALOT MORE SPONGY AND SOUR AND IT COMES ROLLED UP. INJERA IS YOUR UTENSIL!
THE LAST PICTURE IS OF MARK AND MYLI CATCHING A LITTLE NAP ON ONE OF OUR OUTINGS

2 comments:

the Steiger's said...

Sounds like you guys are having a good time. We wish we could be there with you!
Lenka

Gibson Family said...

All I can keep saying is....OMGosh, OMGosh....
Thank you for sharing so many wonderful details. Your spirits and energy are contagious to read!!! :) Praying for you!!!!!!

aunti kiki

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