Friday, 21 March 2014: Three Hundred and Fifty Four Days Old.
Lucky we didn’t have much planned today because two thirds of us are sick!
It turns out that one of the meat-on-stick “delicacies” Hubby ate last night had probably seen better days, and as a result he was up half the night being sick.
Then this morning Ayla woke up with a mild fever due to teething which understandably made her miserable, irritable and clingy.
Thankfully though I’m ok – a little tired but certainly not sick – because I needed all my energy to keep my little family afloat today!
It was our last day in Patong and we were transferring to the southwest tip of Phuket Island to stay the next five nights at a resort in Cape Panwa, a one hour car trip away.
Fortunately we had a late check out from our hotel which gave us just enough time to get Hubby well enough to travel and allow Ayla a big morning sleep to tide her over for the journey.
It also gave me plenty of time to have breakfast (alone), pick up the laundry, pack our suitcases and book a taxi for the transfer – phew!
The fever meant poor Ayla napped fitfully for two and a half hours and when the time came to check out I unwillingly had to wake her.
Ayla’s temperature had climbed to 38.2 so she was definitely feeling sick and sorry for herself and the only thing that would keep her happy was mummy cuddles.
Don’t get me wrong, I love mummy cuddles but having a sick clingy baby and a sick sleepy husband was exhausting!
When we got to the resort we knew we’d made the right decision in choosing Cape Panwa as our final Thailand holiday destination; it’s breathtaking.
Our resort has two pools, a private beach, sea view balconies and stunning restaurants, the perfect environment for rest, relaxation and recovery. And the local village is quiet and minimalist, with a long esplanade that meanders along the shoreline and looks out across a crystal clear bay to an assortment of nearby islands.
We did very little this afternoon. Ayla’s fever came down after some baby panadol and she able to sleep peacefully for another three hours. Hubby was still ill but slowly on the mend so managed a short walk down to and along the beach.
The day ended with a brief dinner at one of the resort restaurants before we retired to our room for air conditioning, movies and darkness.