Friday, February 5, 2010

Only in Africa--was this continent ever supposed to be inhabited by humans?

But before I give just one of many reasons why I think this....

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments and prayers.  The Lord truly is pouring His love into my heart for Elijah.  It is so amazing.  Every time I look over at him he has a HUGE smile on his face.  One of the only Acholi words I know is "ber" which means good.  So all day long I ask, "Elijah,  ber?" and he smiles and shakes his head yes!  In school this morning he wrote his name, counted to 10 in english and wrote his numbers 1-10.  He is also feeling much better as far as his malaria goes, however, we are fairly certain that the hard mass on his left side is an enlarged spleen.  The plan is to take him to the doctor on Monday.  

REASON #1 why maybe, just maybe, Africa was never meant to be inhabited by humans.

Our daughter Eryn woke up a few days ago with what we thought were mosquito bites, at least 40 of them.  After a miserable day itching all over yesterday, this morning the bites were all filled with puss and a little black head.  We soon discovered/realized that these were NOT mosquito bites but actually mango worms, 40+ of them.  So, all afternoon and evening I popped, squeezed and dug there little worms out of their sacks.  Without details, these worms were on each and every part of her little body.  A hot bath, a salt rub to prevent infection, anti-bacterial cream and 20 band-aids later Eryn is now sleeping soundly.  Let's just pray that they are all gone...For those of you who do not know the facts about these lovely little worms and where they come from, google it with your kids for a science lesson.  Eryn wanted to keep one so that when we get a microscope we could look at all of its finer details.  She said, "mom, I think these worms must have hooks on their skin as they sure are hard for you to pull out."  

7 comments:

Shauna said...

Oh poor girl!

soontobemomof9 said...

I don't need any other reasons, one is apparently enough for me to agree with you!

Poor girl is right... what a trooper [mom and daughter!]!

;-) said...

Oh, no, poor Eryn! She is a cool kid wanting to look at them under the microscope. :) Hoping tomorrow is a calm day for you guys!

Adeye said...

Yes, my friend---ONLY IN AFRICA!!!!! Oh how I can relate :)

Love you. Have a blessed weekend adjusting to the new normal in your precious home.

Kathy said...

I have heard how miserable mango worms can be. Poor Erin! Poor mama! Hope she's doing well.

Bethany said...

We will be praying for recovery of Eryn and Elijah. We will also pray for a change of heart (salvation!) for Elijah's uncle.

Bethany

Laurel said...

I think that is what my husband had 2 years ago in Ghana. Yuck!

mama of 13