Saturday, September 5, 2009

Malaria strikes again

A partial root canal and then fever off and on for several days led me to believe my gums were fighting battle. And then it happened the fever, the chills, the nauseous feeling, the headache and aches everywhere came on ferociously! This was a horrible infection in my teeth or could it be malaria? Surely not, I thought. But it did feel like that especially as the fever spiked and went down. But Mark tested and put up two fingers to indicate there were two lines (yep, just like a pregnancy test two lines means positive).

I have actually recovered faster than the last time but malaria was a lot worse this time. I am grateful again for a bed, a fan (and the power to run it), medicines to get rid of the malaria and take down the fever. Small things that some in the villages nearby don't have and don't have acess to.

5 comments:

Diana said...

Am praying for you!

Much love,
Diana

Renae said...

I'm praying, too

The Fish Family said...

Goodness Amy, you really have been through the ringer. I'm so sorry. I am so glad you are feeling better!

Gayla said...

I'm so sorry to hear you are sick with Malaria! After seeing those with it I cannot imagine what it must feel like but I know it is miserable! I hope you are back on your feet earlier than you expect. May the Lord be with you and your family while you are down!

Youngmi said...

I am praying for you and wish you a quick recovery soon!