The picture we were going to originally post has me holding my head and looking extremely haggard, but we opted against it. Evelyn would have been horrified. She's already teetering between if I will be a cool Mom or will I embarrass her in public. Probably the latter, since I no longer care what I look like. I just want to sleep.
It's been three nights and two and a half days. Catching Jose's vomit was just the beginning. Evelyn's slight cough turned into a full-blown one. Poor thing had a very rough first night. Along with a host of other unpleasant symptoms, she, like her brother, vomited. But at least her vomit made it into the toilet bowl. We were up all night with her. The next morning, it was off to the pharmacy for lots of children's medicine. Then we spent most of the next two days in the apartment/suite. During this time, one of the toilets got clogged and we tried unsuccessfully for two days to get help to get it unclogged. At one point, I changed over from spanish to english and asked for a plunger. Twenty minutes later, someone from housekeeping brought us up a plancher (iron).
Not a happy start, but the toilet is now fixed and the children's medicine saved us, especially the nightime medicine. It's working right now. Tomorrow, we'll find out when we see the social worker and try again to get our new family into a routine. Off to sleep we go!