Pool fun at Patio Victoria
Trip Start May 07, 2012
27Trip End May 30, 2012
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As the crowds of Filipino families poured in, the day became more and more interesting for people watching
A BIG scare of the day occurred just after lunch when the crowds at the pool starting screaming and gathering around the edge of the pool. A boy drowned and was pulled from the pool unconscious. A white man (maybe a tourist?) was first on the scene and immediately began CPR to resuscitate him. We watched in horror as his mother screamed, cried and jumped up and down in hopes that he’d be revived. It was clear that no one knew how to handle the situation and my adrenaline kicked in as I thought I might have to run and help as well
We left the pool and made another trip to Robinson’s. I’m guessing we’ll be there a lot. A few items like water bottles and snacks were needed. I found a "Twin Berry" frozen yogurt store (mimicking PinkBerry) and a vanilla yogurt hit the spot. I also found a flower shop and bought both our home stay mothers flowers. They actually celebrate mother’s day here in the Philippines too! So I thought it would be nice to acknowledge our home stay moms J NaNay Leah loved them and Ate Joy cried.
Allyson is sick today with a head cold and sore throat, so we went to the pharmacy to get her some medicine. It’s typical on these trips for someone to be sick at any given time. So far I’ve had two girls pretty sick. I came home and took Tylenol Cold & Flu and some Emergency C trying to fight off getting anything myself. Tonight Heather has a stomach ache and is already in bed. The heat is getting to them all while I seem to be doing okay.
We are settling in early tonight as we prepare for a long week of work at our clinics. We have a six day work week with the Medical Mission Day in Dagamo on Saturday. Tomorrow I am headed to Palo with Anna and Heather, their clinic is the closest of the three so we’ll leave about 8.
Happy Mother’s Day to all from the other side of the world!