Sunday, August 10, 2008
Daddy, hold me hold me is what she is saying in baby talk.
...Have been gone too much lately and various emergencies have caused me to break 3 play dates in as many weeks.
Time to reduce the workload and go hunt some geckos with my son and hold my daughter.
My son has his pet cus-cus to play with - but Mr. Cookie's hugs hurt sometimes.
We retrieved this sick baby from the interior. Malnutrition, lice, bad malaria, and a prolapsed rectum. Too weak to walk and 14.3 lbs at 2 years of age. On the height/weight charts she is below the bottom line (she should be dead). If God desires, we will return her healthy to her clan area.
2 days of constant rain and never being dry is not fun. Many river crossings, over 20 leech bites and a fall off a log into the river also added to the experience. Sleeping in the jungle while water gathered on your mosquito net and drips on your face all night is the cream on the cake.