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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

THE MUMPS

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       {this morning}                                  {2 days ago}

     Yesterday, Isaac was complaining about his cheek and jaw hurting. I didn’t think much about it because the rest of them have been passing around a cold (nothing major). But this morning he woke up with a swollen face (pictured above). Tiffany insisted that we go to the doctor immediately so Isaac and I walked to the doctor down the hill. I thought it might be a tooth infection or something but much to my surprise the doctor said he had the mumps. I was pretty confused by this because  he has been vaccinated. The doctor said you can still get mumps after being vaccinated. He also said that he contracted them here in Australia not in PNG. The way he talked there are still people here who get it.

     He said there wasn’t much that we could do for him. Just give him Tylenol to ease the discomfort and watch him. He also said that it was very contagious and we should keep him away from other kids. When he said that I just laughed and said there are 4 others at home. He just shook his head and laughed too.

     Please pray that it will pass quickly and that the others will not get it. Also, pray for protection for Tiffany and the baby.

matt

 

(this is not funny. tiff)

2 comments:

the Vahala's said...

poor guy! Praying for him and the rest of you as well.

Rambling Heather said...

Praying for the little man!