We went and had our shots today and medical check. Jada had to have 7 shots - more than any others in our group - I have no clue why, but that girl was SO tough. She sat there and watched about 4 of them - not making a peep - then for the last 3 she just lost it. Enough was enough and I don't blame her. It is ridiculous really - and most of these will have to be redone in the U.S. So sad. And our guide reminded us - this isn't China's rule - this is the U.S.'s rule. Some big guy needs to come here and see what a joke this is and then decide if it is really necessary. There are just hundreds of families packed into one building. You have to go through 4 or 5 stations - you wait forever and babies are screaming - I'm sure you get the point. All for a one-eyed lady (yes, the same one here 4 years ago) to shine a flashlight in their eyes and another doctor to shake a rattle by their ears - don't worry though - if they don't turn to the sound - the doctor will move their head to the sound! They all pass!! :) It sounds so cynical - but it is amazing - we just shake our heads and say - even if one was sick - no one would ever find it. In fact, the one-eyed lady got reprimanded for not finding Jada's eye problem - she didn't write it on the sheet and her boss just chewed her out. Our guide told us all of this - she actually passed Jada and would have moved her on. There goes her raise!! Oh dear. But we made it - came back and made Jada some noodles and had a banana and now she is napping. She is SO consistent with her schedule - last night she got in bed late and this morning she was almost impossible to get up. She LIKES her sleep - but hey, so does her momma!! :)
Joe is out shopping at the moment - don't let him tell you that I spent all the Yuan! Nope - he's out today! We plan to meet some travel mates for dinner at Lucy's and not sure what else - Guangzhou is a great landing place - we enjoy it here and it really caters to the westerners. Now if it would just COOL DOWN!!!
We find out on Monday about the TB - our guide says it is NOT good if it is positive - very hard to convince the U.S. - we know that - we've followed stories that could scare a person. But we are praying - God knows and He has us in the palm of His hand.Check out all those bandaids - 2 in each arm, 1 in each leg (with one leg with 2), plus the TB in the arm as well. And these weren't given like at home - three nurses at one time - nope, they are one by one here.People keep asking us - they do not believe she's only 3 - poor thing - they don't believe she's a girl - now they don't believe she's 3!!! She is VERY tall. And look at her little legs - COVERED in bug bites - it scared us at first, but that is what they are - each little leg is just covered.