I suppose she could have gotten ebola in Africa but she didn’t; instead my little cliff diver picked up dengue fever while doing her summer term in Mexico. So I’ve been in Florida micro-managing her care when actually, Misha has everything well in hand. It makes me a bit nervous that he’s plying her with pills that have Russian labels and he swears by rubbing vodka on the chest to break a fever…what’s a mother to do?
I brought her over to our sofa in the bungalow while he was at work and then returned her to his care when he got home. There’s no cure for this; she just has to ride it out. There’s a reason why the nickname for this mosquito borne disease is “break-bone fever”. When the Tylenol wears off the poor girl has terrible aches and pains. The good news is that she doesn’t have the hemorrhagic version and there’s no blood seeping from her eyes. Her professor had a rougher go of it and spent five days in the hospital. Abby is definitely on the mend since it started ten days ago, plus she got it at the tail end of her stay so she finished her coursework with A’s.
Rich came down with me so we could be together for our wedding anniversary. Today marks five years (what is that? paper? plastic? canned tuna? we’re practically newlyweds!) and it has zipped by and yet seems like a (most wonderful) lifetime. All in all, with Rich as my best friend, companion and you know, with four lovely children and two cats in the courtyard, well everything is easy.
The AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) is having a photo contest for zoo employees and docents. I might run a couple photos by you and ask your opinion on which to submit. Other than that, I’ll be back in the loop in the next day or two.