So, to back up a bit, we got out of China. It was a little touch-and-go for a moment when I came down with a smoking high fever in the wee hours of the morning before we were to leave for Hong Kong. See, last adoption trip, I came down with the same miserable fever but I was already on the plane, bound for the US. It made for a horrible plane ride, but there was no stopping my return home at that point. This time, I got the fever BEFORE we headed to Hong Kong, and for those of you who haven't crossed the border between China and Hong Kong, I'll tell you that they use this laser thingie to take your temperature before letting you cross. They are pretty serious about this, and if you go on their immigration web site, you'll see it says they can detain and quarantine people with fevers. So, to say I was terrified getting on that van is the understatement of the century. I was so jacked up on motrin and tylenol, blasting the A/C, holding bottles of ice water in my hands. When it came time to take my temp, I turned my head away from the scanner. We made it through. The girls puked on me 3 times in the van, but that was nothing compared to what could have happened if they detected my fever, so I'm OK with that.
|A moment of relative peace on the plane.|
Since then, we've been trying to take it easy, get better from all of these stupid illnesses, and just hang out as a family. Jet lag took 2 days to set in. The first day home, I was like, "Booyah! We beat you, Jet Lag!" On day two, I was pretty much on the floor in a puddle, praying to the Jet Lag gods to leave this family alone. R seems the healthiest right now...P is still recovering from whatever awful thing he had in China, E has some sort of respiratory thing, and I have an awful illness that seems to be getting worse before it gets better.
|Girls' first breakfast together. Goofing around already.|
|R checking things out during E and Mama's transfusion day.|
|That's some mother-daughter bonding, huh?|
|Sucking down every last noodle of Nana's chicken soup.|
|Really getting into her soup.|