I hope this is the last of it. Headache on waking and hands still stiff and odd, and two toes are strange too. Still, by 10.00 am and after paracetamol, all seems resolved, just the strange shins feel swollen though they are not! the rash is gone almost like magic......it is now appearing all over my son! Poor chap, still at least I have all my lotions and potions at the ready and stand poised with the thermometer and paracetamol
I understand the results of the blood tests take weeks to come back! The Doctor visited yesterday just to make sure that the funny hands were not turning into the sinister Guillain Barre syndrome. "we'll just observe" ....and pray like mad too that no-one in Dominica comes down with that. Our 6 bedded ICU is stretched at times already and frankly would be overwhelmed if we have more than a few cases needing long term respirator use! I hope PAHO has thought of something for that possibility.
Just now the Rains will come and any stagnant breeding pools hiding in blocked drains will be washed down the hills at high speed. it seems almost inevitable that all Dominicans will get Zika in the end in some shape or form and that in a few months we will have herd immunity, especially if the tourists conscientiously spray themselves as they have been told! and if the Ministry of Health have a free white goods disposal service every month!
Lifeline Ministries Dominica
3 Munro Street
Goodwill / Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tina Alexander, Director
Tina Cell: 767-235-8367 (also What's App)
Office Cell: 767-275-8367