Monday, December 6, 2010
Can't I just buy some pepper?
Nothing is easy here. My friends and I are all taking turns dropping like flies and heading to the Clinic. Pukar was diagnosed today with rickets to top it all off. I need 4000 IU of Vitamin D a day to treat it which of course is not available in Nepal. Parents who have come and left are reporting going home with parasites. Nice. And all I wanted to buy today was some black pepper.... no such luck. Did I mention it took four different cash machines just to get some money? On the bright side, Pukar and I had a lot of fun today, and spent a lot of time in the sun soaking up the Vitamin D (since I just got the diagnosis, what better to do!). We played in the gardens of a hotel called Shangri-La. I do what I can to make-believe. Nepalis wondered if we were cold? It's like 70 something degrees. All their kids have on full coats and hats in the middle of the day. I know spirits can invade small babies, but wow, they really bundle...and the sun is the devil...fair skin is the way to go. Whatever... my kid needs D and everyone knows I LOVE THE SUN! Bring it. I will get the Vitamin D I need one way or another. And we are another day closer to submitting my RFE. Don't hold your breath, but it is moving forward. Goodnight!