Giardia and Shigella In Panama
– A Sick Single Mum
After our recent trip exploring Panama, is lovely to be back with our friends at the YWAM mission base and in a familiar area in Chilbre. I am still so run down due to the lack of sleep from the last few nights. Our single parent travels having a toll on me and I believe it is time to take some time to relax. I am glad we are at the place we desired to be at this point.
I look out and relax in the lovely garden they have just planted. It attracts lovely birds and I have even seen a hummingbird.
My son has fun with the other kids on the back hill as it is full of Tarantula holes. This is great as he wants to study them for his world schooling. I am happy with that as long as the spiders stay at the back of the mission base and do not enter our room. Especially as some of these tarantulas that we have seen here are as big as a hand.
So the kids place bubble gum on a stick and lure the Tarantulas out with the sweet fragrance! They think it is great as they crawl out of their holes and give them quite a show. They are not harming them, and they are able to keep their safe distance too.
On the second day, I wake up at 3:30 a.m. and feel just so sick. I get back to sleep and then get up at about 6:00 am and try to drink half a cup of coffee.
In the middle of the night, I am shivering with a hot water bottle, but every bone in my body aches until I cry out with pain!
Time For A Doctor
The Big Picture About Giardia and Shigella In Panama
So here is the big picture about the situation in Panama. Apparently, the illnesses of Giardia and Shigella In Panama are rife at the moment and I am their next victim. The doctor sees me for about 3 hours whilst he waits for results but other won’t be available for a few days, but treatment must start immediately.
The Up Side
The positive side of contracting Giardia and Shigella In Panama is that I needed to get my weight down a bit after Christmas and this was well achieved.
The Down Side
The downside is of contracting Giardia and Shigella In Panama is that this is a painful way to lose weight and I don’t recommend it.
Above all, I have never been quite so thankful to be at a mission base. My son was safe, and it was quiet – not like noisy parts of Panama.
So, so very thankful!
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