Not much going on here. Brian spent the whole week out with a respiratory infection, so we quarantined him in one of the spare bedrooms. Then a few nights ago, I started getting really dizzy, like holding onto the walls dizzy. Taking care of Dorian that night was no picnic.
Want to know what is worse than driving yourself to the doctor when you are sick? Walking to the doctor when you are sick. The normally ten minute walk seemed to take an hour, especially at my drunken-like pace.
I walked into the pharmacy, and was directed to the doctor's office. To get to it I went behind the counter into the back of the pharmacy, up a staircase and into a small waiting room. There were about ten people in the waiting room, with no other signage on the walls other than the two doctors in attendance that day, one a GP, the other an OB. No one looked at each other or spoke, it was complete silence, save for the traffic sounds from the road below coming through the open window with no screen. I made a mental note of who all was in front of me and sat down. Just to make sure, I asked, is everyone here for the GP? Immediately the still figures in the room became animated, all nodding yes, some smiling. Then we all went back to ignoring each other, quietly standing up to go see the doctor when it was our turn. I realized that two years ago this would have infuriated me. No receptionist? No signs telling me what to do? No magazines? But this doesn't bother me at all anymore.
The diagnosis was inner ear infection, but the dizziness was my only symptom. He gave me a prescription for vertigo, and one day later I feel much better.
I still get sticker shock when I go to a doctor privately here. As in, I am shocked it was only twelve euros for the full price of the visit and another eight euros for my prescription.
Dorian is growing so fast! I can't believe how big he is getting. He is working on smiling, the only time I can get him to do it consistently is when we are looking in a mirror. We put together the crib and set it up next to our bed, leaving the Moses basket in the living room. He has almost outgrown the basket, and I think soon its purpose will be to hold toys. He has no issues sleeping in the crib at night, but naps are a whole different story. I tried for several days to put him in it for naps, but he wakes after about 30 minutes. We've also had construction going on in the unit below us, but at odd times throughout the day so for now I am just having him nap in the bouncy seat, or wherever, in the living room.
|He likes sleeping here...|
|...or on the floor. The floor's fine.|
It's a long weekend for Brian, because Monday is a holiday. We have no real plans except getting better and bathing the dog. Can you stand the excitement?