Hi everyone, sorry I haven't posted in a long time but over the past nine days or so, I've had neither the opportunity nor the energy to even turn on the computer let alone post. We had a fabulous trip and I'll be posting all about it with lots of pictures, but right now I just wanted to let everyone know that we're home after the longest Christmas day ever. We started our travel day in Beijing at 5 am Christmas morning and arrived at our home Christmas night around 7 PM which works out to be a total elapsed travel time of 27 hours.
We all arrived home sick so the next morning at 10 am we were all in the doctor's office. Maisie has ear infections in both ears, a cold and is teething. Eammon has an ear infection as well as a bad head and chest cold. And then there is me, I did really well in China considering I went into it with pneumonia and sounding like death warmed over. I was really feeling better by about day 6 of our trip but by the time we got to Beijing on the 21st, I was starting to spiral downward. We had a fabulous trip and hopefully I didn't whinge too much about being sick and piss off my travel mates and we got to do just about everything we had planned, but I probably made myself a lot sicker by pushing so hard. So I too have an ear infection as well as pneumonia along with all the symptoms of the flu; body ache, headache, vomiting, dizziness, etc but luckily don't really have the flu...geez, lucky me!! When we all went to the doctor yesterday I had to also have a breathing treatment as my oxygen level was low and last night I seriously considered having Eammon take me to the hospital as I was having so much difficulty breathing but instead returned to the doctor this morning for another breathing treatment and more drugs. We've been sleeping as much as possible and with Maisie sick too, she's happy just being quiet and sleeps a lot so that is helping us get some rest too.
So here we are home, exhausted, sick, all on antibiotics and a myriad of other drugs but I can't complain as we have little Miss Maisie, the drooling snot factory home with us now. I saw that I have over 1,000 emails to look at but those will have to wait until some of these drugs really kick in for all of us and I can keep my eyes open and my head up for more than just a few moments.
Thanks to everyone who has followed along with us and I promise I'll post all about the trip soon. Sleep for now...night.