Category Archives: Health issues

Black Friday (With an Upside)

Today: 1. My beloved 90-year old grandmother has pneumonia. This is never good, but especially at her age and with her existing illnesses. 2. The vet told me that Montgomery is getting worse and worse. We need to pick him … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye Parasites!

We are finally de-parasitizing (is that even a word in English?) After a year and a half of living in Colombia, we are finally biting the bullet and taking chemical drugs to rid our bodies of whatever parasites we have … Continue reading

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I Survived the Dentist!

I am a major wimp when it comes to going to the dentist. I was born and spent the first eight years of my life in the Soviet Union, where teeth were pulled and cavities filled without novocaine. I learned … Continue reading

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Germs, germs, germs

Saige, our almost two year old, woke up three times last night and then was up for good at 5:30 am with a fever (too bad mama is not a morning person). I called the doctor, who came to our … Continue reading

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Update from the sick front

The bad news: Siena and Jade (?) bite the dust too. The good news: it’s a stomach virus (rather than amoebas). So here is the update from our sick household. Saige, our 21 month old, has not thrown up in … Continue reading

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Amoebas again?

Yikes, we might be dealing with amoebas again! And four days before our scheduled trip to Peru and Argentina. Saige, our 21 month old, is showing some of the symptoms. I will spare you the details since it involves various … Continue reading

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Scary Amoebas and Mosquitoes

I saw the world’s biggest mosquito today in our kitchen. It was at least an inch in length and width. I didn’t know mosquitoes could be that big. “We have to kill it.” said our housekeeper. “Their bites really hurt.” … Continue reading

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