Saturday, June 2, 2007

Hand, Foot, and Mouth...

I have a disease. I made it 3 1\2 months, and now I have a disease...I can´t believe it! Since I´m in Coroico there isn´t a clinic closeby. So, I´ve been self-diagnosed by the internet useage of Jodi, the brilliant Med Student on my team.
I think I picked it up from the kids at Missionaries of Charity on Monday, though I was only with them for half an hour to take pictures. My hands and feet are covered with blister-like sores that are painful and seem to be getting worse before better. The worst part is that they are also covering the inside of my mouth, making eating, drinking, and even talking especially difficult and extremely painful. Gross, I know. My poor tongue... There isn´t treatment since it´s a virus, so I just have to wait it out. I´m feeling frustrated and miserable, especially since we´re going to a delicious German restaurant for lunch - which is a delightful break from potatoes and rice - and I´ll have to pick at my food and salivate...

If you could pray for me, that would be much appreciated! :)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying...

~Kayla

ryanmortinson said...

that sucks.

but as the good book says... "no blister no boil, no worthwhile toil"

okay, maybe i just made that up, but it sure sounds good.

definitely praying for your recovery.

Anders said...

UFDA! That just doesn't like fun in any manner.

Defineatly praying that you will feel better soon.