Jay ends in Hospital
Trip Start Sep 03, 2010
53Trip End Oct 27, 2010
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We quickly find a cheap hotel with unclean bed sheets as usual. Jays condition worsens all of a sudden. After getting something to eat i find Jay vomiting violently in the toilets. Afterwards its a major attack of diarrhea then vomiting again. Im getting worried as he is now delirious and incoherent. A high fever kicks in but his forehead is bone-dry. His pulse has speeded up. He reckons its heat-stroke. I look up as much information as possible on the internet and although all the symptoms match im not a doctor. Eventually i manage to convince him to go to the local hospital
Next day and the fever still prevails, the night has been difficult since Jay has rushed to the toilet every hour or so and in the morning the noise from the main street that faces our hotel room has kept us awake. Its Sunday and i need to find the pharmacy on duty. Luckily i find it wandering through town as there are 3 within a stones throw of each other. I get some food and back to the hotel to help Jay. He takes some imodium i bought him and he falls asleep. I grab my camera gear and head off to the southern outskirts of town
Its back to the hotel to process some photos quickly. I'm very tired and soon fall in a deep sleep. I wake up to several cheers outside. Its dark and Ive missed the sunset. I curse silently that Ive possibly missed some good photo opportunities..
Its back to the pharmacy to pick up a thermometer and this time Jay feels he can come with me but once in the car he feels worse. We go to a bar next door and i order some food. There is a major football match on and the whole male population in town seems to have congrugated to all the bars to watch the game. Real madrid is playing some other team i cant make out since im not interested in football but the other team certainly got beaten 6:1...hence all those cheers!
Its back to the hotel and i treat myself to a film. I watch "In Bruges", a very delightful and amusing black comedy with colin farrel, brendan gleeson and ralph fiennes. The whole evening is disturbed by a small, agile and uncatcheable moroccan fly that wont let us rest in peace..