Saturday, April 05, 2008

Dengue


In the spirit of fully experiencing the country we are living in, instead of just being the ugly-Americans that always talk too loud and socially keep to themselves, Guapo has joined the 50,000 Cariocas that are currently suffering from dengue fever.

Thank goodness, we're pretty certain that he's out of danger, but, I'm a little busy taking care of him, dousing the kids with Off, swatting at imaginary mosquitos, and humbly praying that his platelet count doesn't go any lower and that no one else in our family gets this awful disease.

I'll be back when everything's under control. :)

17 comments:

Jules said...

You'll all be in our prayers. Shane got dengue in the DR and it sounds absolutely miserable. Hang in there.

Janice said...

Holy crap! You are in my prayers. Come stateside soon.

txmommy said...

I had never even heard of dengue fever until my friend, in my ward, went to visit her sister in Brazil and came home with it. She's been SOO sick.

I hope Guapo has a quick and full recovery.

jd said...

OH that is some scary stuff. I am so sorry!

smart mama said...

so sorry we've had a few friends sons get it on missions lately- ughh

No Cool Story said...

OH NO!!! :(
Hope he feels better soon. Stay safe all of you.

Dengue is awful, I had it once and I thought I was going to die.

Janet said...

Sheesh, it sounds awful. That would be stressful trying to keep the kids from getting it.

k-squared's mom said...

Praying for his speedy recovery and that you and the kids are spared from it. Take care!

nikko said...

Oh no! I've heard it's awful. I hope he feels better soon and everyone else stays healthy.

Maine Mom said...

I'm glad to hear he's doing okay and I hope he continues to improve. I'll be thinking of you, and praying for Guapo and your family.

Calandria said...

Oh! I'm so sorry. Guapo and his diligent nurse are in our prayers.

marina said...

Praying for Guapo may God heal him and keep him safe and your family, marina

utmommy said...

I hope Guapo gets better soon. I'm so sorry.

Kari said...

Oh, Gabriella--I just googled dengue fever and YUK! It says it lasts '6 or 7 days.' I hope it's shorter than that.

marina said...

just came by to see how he is doing hoping he is doing better and you kids are ok? how stressfull for you, keeping you and your husband in my prayers,marina

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how sickness can be so humbling and strengthening, not to be trite sounding, but I think this is true. I bet your super woman powers are really being put to the test. Keep up the good work!
ave

momofalltrades said...

Ugh. Poor thing. Get well soon Guapo. :O(