Sunday, November 1, 2009
Only the most gracious host would wait until all his visitors have left before coming down with the worst case of malaria in years--yep, that's me. Malaria is a horrible disease and everyone here suffers from it. The strong and healthy usually survive, the weak and very young die. It hasn't killed me yet, but there are times you wish it would. The doctor came yesterday to take a blood sample and confirm the presence of malaria parasites, and there is good medication to kill it--after three days of really suffering. Then it takes a month to get your strength back. Ah well, this is Africa, and no one said this would be easy. Do keep us in your prayers.