I swear if this goes out again, I will throw the computer across the room!!! Everything is going well with Alihan. He is definitely bonded with us and it's going to be hard to leave him this next week. However, we've been through this twice before, so we know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
I have to report, my whole day was made yesterday when the director of the orphanage asked me to assess a new infant that is cleft-affected. He is a 2 kg. premmie with a complete unilateral cleft. For those not medical people--think of Julia's cleft. There was also another baby there who looks syndromic that I swear has Pierre-Robin sequence(very small jaw and specific type of cleft palate is the best way I can describe it--Ted hates when I do medical talk!). Anyways, I'm a weirdo and love this peds and craniofacial stuff so I'm happy. I'm going to see if there is some way I can get some special bottles for Ted to bring back. Anyone of my medical buddies who has ideas on how to do this or who I should go begging to? They also desperately need infant vitamin's. When I gave the director the fever reducers, vitamins, and cream supplies by my co-workers , she was extremely grateful. You guys are awesome!!!
We have alot of snow here--not compared to what we left in Madison, but it's a good amount. We drove to Tokmok today in a minor blizzard. Ok--this is a knuckle biting hour ride in GOOD WEATHER . Imagine what was like today?? I need some more vodka! Oh yes, we found out today the building next to Asia Mountain is a strip club. An exclusive one, but a strip joint none the less. I don't know if they offer other "entertainment" there and I sure don't want to find out!
I do have to mention that I miss Julia and Rauan desperately. This is just way too long to be away from small children. I know they are being cared for and that everybody loves them--but it's very difficult. Ted is trying to talk me into being the one who comes back with the idea I can help with the cleft baby and show them how to use the bottles etc. but I honestly don't think I can leave the kids that long. Of course after taking care of them by myself for almost 2 weeks and I might be saying something different!
Ok I'm out of here before I lose the internet again. I'm also fully recovered from the vodka!