Last night I had more problems with the sand flea bites. This morning I was sick with taking too much benedryl and still in pain and the bites were huge welps. So i went to the doctor. He said i was very allergic to them and that the bug spray would not do well to keep them off me. He also said that the place between the school and the road was bad as it is sand and salt. I have to not walk across there from about 4 -6 pm. That is when they are at their worst. I got a cortisone shot and pills (great - me on steriods - i warned susan.). I also got presription cream that I can't put on and go into the sun. Now that is problematic around here. So I am waiting for bedtime to put it on. I feel a little better but they still hurt and itch. I counted the bites on one leg and got to a hundred and quit counting. The good news is that I might after this develop anitbodies and be immune - might. Not taking any chances on that. The doctor was great and all the above was $45. Can't beat that.
So - I have a phone! my number to call me is 001-501-665-0718. You can call me and it won't cost me any minutes. I also have text messages that you can use. They cost me but not much.
If I call it costs me 70 cents a minute during the day and 55 cents a minute a night. Much better than $2.29 a minute!
I went to the school. Much activity. We now have a caseload of six new children and families. It will probably double by tomorrow. They have figured out that we are here. I love the work though. When I was walking home I thought of pinnochio saying..am I a real boy? I was thinking - am I a real social worker? I sure felt like one today. I know susan did too! One mom asked me what she owed me for talking with her about her daughter. I said nothing and she just relaxed and breathed a sigh of relief. I asked her "did I help you?" and she said "oh yes, I feel much better." Of course, the counseling session was in Spanish - I had an interpreter but I am getting better about at least hearing the Spanish.
I am going to sign off and relax...it was very hot today and not much breeze. Guess you might not want to hear that. Not complaining! Love you all!