Well, for those of you who do not know already, we have had a little bump in the road. Nick somehow contracted dengue fever! He has been out of commission the past week. Not only does he have dengue, but also a severe ear infection. My love has been very sick:( It has been a long road for us all.
If you know Nick at all, you know that he does not like to sit around and do nothing. Well, that is all he has been able to do the past week or so. He had a fever of 103.5 for 2-3 days. We thought it was just his ear (he gets chronic ear infections from a perforated ear drum), however when his fever would not go down and he was achy all over...I called our friend Lance, who has lived in Costa Rica for about 20 years. Lance immediately called his doctor, Dr. Hector and got us an appointment. They did blood work, and it came back positive for dengue. Dengue fever is basically like a really bad flu, but it is not contagious. You get it from mosquitoes. They call it 'bone breaker' because it makes your bones and joints hurt so bad. There is no cure except time and fluids.
Dr. Hector gave Nick a shot for pain and the fever, and it helped a lot! Once he got his fever down he felt a lot better, but he has still been very weak. He has been sad that he has not been able to surf (we have had a big swell), and that he has not been able to help around here. We have not been able to work on our room any since he has been sick...and that has upset him. I keep telling him not to worry...it will get done when it gets done.
He is feeling much better today, thank God! I have reminded him to take it easy and not push it, but as I am writing this blog, he is upstairs sanding the sheetrock! Not even dengue can hold him down long! I am so thankful that he is feeling better! I was thanking God for it this morning on my walk! I hate seeing him feel so bad...and I felt so helpless because there was really nothing I could do but try to make him as comfortable as possible and keep him hydrated.
On another note...we have been slammed busy! Today is the first 'down' day we have had. We have pretty much been completely full since I last wrote. We were full this weekend and had to turn several people away...which is good and bad. There was a bachelor party Saturday night and boy were they wild! We had to ask them several times to keep it down, because there were other guests. Sadly, one guest decided they were too loud and left in the middle of the night :(
Rob and I had to clean almost all of the rooms yesterday. It was a busy day, but we got it done! My sister is coming tomorrow for 3 weeks! I'm excited to show her around! It is her first time in Costa Rica, so hopefully I will have a lot of pictures to share soon!
Welp, we have to go back to Jaco to get Nick's blood checked again now.
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