Thursday, December 27, 2007

Poked

We went to the travel clinic at Miriam hospital for our shots for the Vietnam trip. In a word:

Ouch.

I had the worst of it, with 5 shots. (FIVE!)

I got typhoid, tetanus, measles, hepatitis A and the flu shot. Noah was also pretty bad, with three, including the dreaded tetanus, which makes your arm feel like it has a rock in it for a month.

Emmett handled his shots well, but then fainted afterwards, so we had to apply cold compresses and get him sugared up on ginger ale and lollipops. Nguyen had just 2 because his were still good from the last trip.

I have to say that I am starting to get very excited! We leave in 5 weeks and are starting to get all our ducks in a row. I am designating a spot in the guest room to start piling stuff. We have a long list of things we need for the trip, including deet and sunblock, imodium and electrolyte solution. Ear plugs and sleeping pills. Tee shirts and shorts and sandals. (Especially for me, as they won't have size 10.5 in Vietnam, LOL!)

We are beginning to pull together our itinerary, too, with a planned stop in Mui Ne on the way to Nha Trang.

Just can't wait!

5 comments:

jo(e) said...

Oh, it's exciting to plan for a trip! Glad you got the shots over with ....

Rachel said...

It IS exciting! And since this the first time for the me and the boys (and my parents, who are joining us) there is a big element of surprise too!

Nguyen made his fabulous egg rolls and rice noodles with lettuce for dinner tonight. A delicious taste of things to come...

Amy said...

Glad to hear you are all stuck! That tetanus rock is finally fading for me, and it's one thing I will be glad not to bring on the trip. Next Wednesday is my day to fly, and I can hardly believe how fast it's come. I haven't even finished a packing list yet, and I am obsessing with traveling light, as I fear I will carry this luggage often.

I am mentally preparing myself for the contrasts of India - beautiful modern buildings and shanties, bodies that must be covered and yet men urinating in the streets...the list goes on. The hardest thing will be to be reserved with strange men, which is not an extrovert's specialty. Oh, and to only do things with the right hand. I'm right handed and still pretty sure it's impossible!

And in addition to putting together my bag, I need to include my postcard list, even though I will probably be home long before it arrives. And I'm trying my best not to think about how long I'll be without my kids, who have finally realized what all this means to them...uh oh. :^)

Rachel said...

Amy, I can't believe you are leaving on Wednesday. WOW! That sure came fast.

I seem to have lost your phone number. Can you call me? I am dying to chat!

Love,
Rachel

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