Monday, April 23, 2012

Sickness :(

So, sorry for the lack of updates. I've been slightly sick/ slightly without internet. But mostly sick. Since last Friday (the 13th) I've slid headfirst into a terrible cold. I'll spare you most of the details, but basically it's really a nasty head cold. Add heat on top of that, and you can see how its hard to find relief! However,    Mr. Idowu took me to the local pharmacy and bought some Amoxocillin for me so I can fight it off better. Before that I was just pumping Vitamin C and Advil into my body, but he said that wasn't enough. "If you're not from Africa, it will only get worse," he said. So we got the antibiotics.

(This is me after I took my meds. So obviously the fact that I am vertical means I was feeling better. Also, check out my dress! The angle doesn't really show the length, which is to the knee.  And also note the wall of friends and family behind me. I just stop and stare when I miss you guys :) )

This past week has also been a holiday, but we've really just stayed home all week, preparing for school and hanging out on the cold tiled floor (at least I was. I embraced all things tiled whole heartedly.) I'm really thankful that I got sick during this week because it has been cool-ish, and the kids have been home so I haven't felt lonely and sick. And now I'm getting better. PRAISE THE LORD!!

Also, we received a new little boy yesterday. His name is Success and he's 8 weeks old. I don't have any pictures of him now because he's always crying if no one's holding him. I'm going to have to time this one  well :)

Thank you everyone who prayed for me! I can now officially say I am on the mend.



  1. We are sorry that you were feeling sick. We liked the pictures of the twins. Your dad is helping us send our letters to you. Guess What? It is snowing outside right now! It is 2:00 p.m. Have the children in Nigeria ever seen the snow?

    Ms. McCans' Grade 1 C;ass

    1. The only snow they've ever seen is in pictures! It's always very hot here (at least for a snow-loving Canadian like me!) It does cool down quite a bit when it rains though. (And the rain here is much different than rain in Canada. Its like a torrential downpour!!)

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better. I hope you get back to being completely again healthy really soon. We've had more snow again overnight, enough that everything was white again! It was much worse west of Barrie where school busses were cancelled because they had so much snow!
    I'm looking forward to seeing a picture of the new little guy, Success.

  3. Hi Sierra, I am glad you are feeling better from your cold. Kind of odd to get a cold in such a warm place eh? Just wanted to drop a note and let you know that your Uncle Dave and Aunt Trisha are proud of you for the work and sharing that you are doing with the children at the orphanage. May God continue to bless you and protect you as you minister His Story.
    Uncle Dave.