"Where is your baby?"

Yes, I am back in the hospital - the same one with the beautiful entryway you saw before. Last week I came down with the B-group flu (how that differs from A, I have no idea). Either way, apparently in Latvia requires hospitalization. My host mom brought me a trashy magazine to distract me. On the front cover: "33-year-old Latvian Pop Star Dies of B-Flu." Enjoy the irony. Anyway, I was in the hospital from Wednesday until Friday with the flu, I began improving over the weekend, and then around Monday I started feeling horrible again and had a 102.9 fever. On Tuesday we went back to the hospital, which would make the fourth time. It turns out I have strep throat and tonsillitis again, which is what put me in the hospital the first two times.


The good thing about me being back in the hospital is that I have a treat for everyone - an exclusive look inside a Latvian hospital room! While my young roommate and his mother were out of the room, I took a photo. Yes, it is as small as it seems, but I'm lucky - instead of three sick roommates, I just have one. (On some wards there are actually orphanage-like rooms for around 15 kids. Although I did see one with an air hockey table.) The cage-like contraptions on the right are the beds for young children, and the non-caged beds are for us big kids, as well as the little ones' parents. One of the new nurses on the ward was convinced I was one of the parents and kept asking me where my baby was... Needless to say, I was confused. On the bottom left you can also see the cups of yellow liquid I have to gargle, as well as a few "Nutricia Nutridrink Yoghurt Style" drinks which are currently the only things I can eat and/or drink. Times like this make me wish I was in a country with a Jamba Juice.

5 Response to ""Where is your baby?""

  1. Mama Kangaroo Says:

    That room must have been recently remodeled...there is no peeling floor or peeling paint on the walls, and the metal beds look white, almost , dare I say, fresh- not peeling gray / white. You must have gotten the Frequent Customer room upgrade! Get well soon!

  2. Ms. G Says:

    how fancy! Total update from the peeling paint.

  3. melwella Says:

    Jā, latviešu slimnīcas izceļas ar savām drausmīgajām palātām. Veseļojies!

  4. Sophie Says:

    Jamba Juice is the best! I'm dead set on bringing it back to Denmark with me!

  5. Paulzb Says:

    Your blog is so hilarious (to a Latvian person)!!! i read half of it, and tomorrow I'll do the other half! Can't stop laughing!
    i really hope u're now partly a Latvian (well, in some percent of your national status :) )

    Anyway, i wanted to ask a permission to translate some of your posts, to publish them (probably on spoki.lv, if u know the site).

    To confirm your allowance, please write to paulsb@inbox.lv

    I would really appreciate it :)

    Thank you :)

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