The final UN meeting for this year is over. No dramas or strange events, we went through our agenda fairly quickly and decided to meet again in January next year. After a quick stop at the Village Market food court, we brought some delicious Italian food with us to the office house for an early dinner. My colleague P had to fly back to Mogadishu the following day and I had just changed my ticket to catch the red-eye back to Dubai around midnight.When I left Dubai on Tuesday morning, Elias had a high temperature and felt unwell. After a few trips back and forth to the nearby clinic, they finally decided to do an X-ray and it showed a quite severe pneumonia. As he didnt respond well to the oral medication, hubby decided to take him to the ER late Wednesday evening where they decided to keep him for observation for at least 48 hours. In general, here in Dubai they seem to be more prone to admit people a few extra days rather than sending them home, and I cannot argue with that, as I rather have my son under medical surveillance for a few days, to make sure he is recovering properly. Husband and son have now spent two nights at the City hospital and I just arrived yesterday morning and headed straight to the hospital. Elias has his own room and the best thing is of course the gigantic flat screen TV hanging on the wall. The bathroom reminds me more of a hotel with complementary shower gel, body lotion, tooth brush and tooth paste. The tiled floors are very far away from the typical sterile plastic floors we have in the Swedish hospitals. During the weekends, they bring a menu where you can order breakfast and lunch. Downstairs is a large cafeteria and a gift shop with lots of soft toys and magazines.
Husband is in the middle of his upgrade and had to postpone one of his final simulator tests since I was in Kenya. The thought crossed my mind several times, what if he had been gone on a flight? However, tons of mail and messages came in during the day from lovely friends and neighbours, offering their help and when you are far away from family and especially on a silly business trip and not even present, this means the world to you.