Tuesday, January 18, 2011

At Which Point My Heart Stopped

Yesterday evening after we had settled in and it was nearing their first bedtime with us I took them into the bathroom for a bath and as they were undressing(and giggling excitedly about the fishing poll) Joey took off his shirt and

I was ready for his scar from his surgery but what I also saw was this

stuck to his belly button.
I had no idea what that was as he was gesturing to me whether he should take it off before he got into the tub.
Was it stool?
Was it heaps of dried blood?
Did he have some sort of open wound under that bandage?
No stinkin idea.

On the inside I was incredibly concerned for him.
On the outside I was all smiles and acting like it was no big deal.
Anyhow, it turned out to be some sort of potion that they put on that bandage to help with motion sickness for his car ride over from the orphanage.
I guess I should be grateful there wasn't like a dried sea horse or something in his ear drum.

They coulda told me as my doctorate education in Chinese medicine is a little rusty.


  1. Wow, that would be scary. How did you figure it out? You are such a good mama.

  2. OH MY WORD! Wow. Yeah. Wow. How did you find out what it was?! Good for a laugh after the fact though! :)

  3. I think I would have freaked too and I have my bachelor's degree in nursing! How did you figure it out? Memories...


  4. Oh my goodness! I was freaking out and sick to my stomach for that little guy and worried for you. How in the world did you figure it out? THank goodness its nothing more! I am so excited for you guys! I just can't stay away from your posts! Treasure these moments!
    :) Britta

  5. ok-- that totally would have freaked me out! (i was thinking it was dried blood)don't think i could have smiled through that one! was the scar from heart surgery? chinese medicine-- gotta love it! so does he get motion sickness a lot? was there a particular reason they did that??

  6. OK, so you've mentioned bathtime, but have not mentioned if they thought the monkey scrubby thingies were way cool? Or have you decided to keep those for yourself? :)

    Glad you figured out what the strange substance was...that would indeed be very scary!

    Hope you're finding some clothes that fit for now...the things we brought for LIlly were falling off of her, too. We ended up swapping some things with another family in our travel group whose daughter (much younger than Lilly) was way bigger than they had expected.

    Still thinking about you guys nonstop and praying for everything to come!

  7. heheheeee..
    sooo, uumm did you bring children's dramimine for the plane ride home? hehehee.. or will you be walking across the river and getting some more.. ummm what did you call that Dr Sonia? hehheee
    eek! good thing this aint your first rodeo!

  8. Oh wow! That's a bit gross to look at and would creep me out too. I was also wondering if you brought dramamine...sounds like a fun plane ride, otherwise. ;)

  9. This is my first chance to leave a comment, and I want to tell you "Praise the Lord for these precious boys!" How wonderful that everything is going so well and that they are adjusting like they are! What a blessing!

    I am so happy and excited for you guys!

  10. EWWW! How nasty was that? And so like a mom to smile about it like it "ain't no big deal". You know with 6 boys...it coulda been ANYTHING.

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