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Day 13

School/Sickness :(

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Waking up this morning I felt better and was hopeful that my sickness was getting better. I did not however wake up to my alarm because of my exhaustion from lack of sleep. I was ab9out 30 minutes late for class but I apologized and my teacher was very understanding. As the morning went on, I got worse and worse again. This time I decided it was necessary for me to go to the doctor because my ears had started hurting and for me that usually means I have an ear infection starting. In class th8is morning we relearned infinitive verbs which was nice because I didn’t have to concentrate very hard. In the afternoon we worked on the group projects again. I basically had my part done so I was able to go the office and deal with how I was going to get to a doctor. I called my international insurance and got all the details concerning how that works figured out. Then Bobby (an employee) told me he could take me to the pharmacy and that I didn’t need a prescription for an antibiotic. ??? So I let him do that. Once I got home I looked up what the medicine was and it was basically just a pain reliever and fever reducer…which I already had. Haha so I contacted Cristina again and told her I needed to go to an actual doctor. She said to ask my host mom to take me. I hate inconveniencing the family in any way and it was hard for me to ask, however my host mom was so kind! She said of course she would take me. After lunch we drove to a hospital and I got seen by a doctor who concluded that I did in fact need antibiotics (ear infection).
So he gave me a prescription and my host mom took me to a pharmacy to fill it. Once we got home my host mom told me to just rest and she took care of me all night! She even went out and got oranges to make freshly squeezed orange juice! I feel so lucky to have her here since my real family is so far away. I should have mentioned something about feeling sick earlier… Oh well, live and learn…
I didn’t go to the museum activity this afternoon and I instead just stayed in bed and tried to sleep. Sleeping is difficult with my fever and headache and body aches, etc.… but just resting and not doing the 45-minute hike was a good decision I think. I started my antibiotic today and hopefully it will start to take effect by the time I get onto the airplane on Friday.

Highlight of My Day: I feel so grateful for the kindness that my host mom has showed me today. She is absolutely wonderful.


  • Breakfast and Dinner didn’t happen (lunch probably shouldn’t have either…


Posted by sarahtravel12 14:26 Archived in Spain

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