Sunday, June 18, 2006

Grandma's got Dengue!

My poor mum. She's been kind of sick ever since she got here, a week-and-a-half ago. And she was sick even before then. In total she's been ill (on and off) for 2 weeks now.

The last 2 days have been particularly bad, so we had a bloodtest done today. It turns out that she has Dengue Fever.

No one knows if she picked it up in Aruba or here in Belize and whether or not she's almost over it now or just starting the illness (she could have had a different flu just before this)

All in all, it's pretty horrible. I don't think I've ever seen her this sick. And there is no medication for Dengue. All she can take is Tylenol and get through it as best she can. I wish that there was more that I could do for her....