St. Simeon Skete, Taylorsville Kentucky USA

With St. Simeon, the God receiver, as our patron, the skete seeks to practice the ideals found in our Rule, The Thousand Day Nazareth. In simplicity and poverty, the skete embraces the struggle of inner life through the practice of the Prayer Rope.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

No Vaccine in Freetown for Mumps?

Roo is current on his immunizations, but apparently there was no mumps vaccine available.

Poor little Roo is a bit uncomfortable and looking like a chip monk with its cheek pouches full.

He's been running a high temperature, but it has diminished somewhat as of this morning. Fortunately, St. Laurence House is stocked with the proper children's pain reliever/fever reducer (thanks to those who have collected it for NHA -Once again we see the work in action - you give it and it provides for a need in Salone).

Lucy and Ann Marie have not had the mumps yet so we have instructed them to stay away from Roo. Hopefully it is not too late. What alarmed me most is that Kadijah, also, has not had the mumps... no way mama is going to be able to stay away from Roo when he is so uncomfortable. Luckily James had the mumps as a child.

Looks like the next two weeks are going to be rough ones at St. Laurence House. Thank God we are able to remain in the building, have shelter and supplies to see us through this one!

Wishing everyone a happy day!