September 23rd, 2016 | Here’s looking at you, kid.

Clear Sky. 26°C.

Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Alexander on morning walk (returning from eye doctor).
Alex enjoying some tomato juice.
A fruit press to make juice.
A red pomelo. Pomelo are the fruit for mid Autumn festival.
Tommy and Pudding having an afternoon nap.  We rescued them from the Kaohsiung animal shelter.

7:00 a.m. Alex woke up rather late today. He is usually up at about 6 a.m. I noticed that he was staring at me with only one eye. Has he learnt to wink? No, it looks like he’s got a case of conjunctivitis!

I wont be able to take him to childcare today. They have strict no admittance policy about things like this. although I am sure it’s the very same place he’s contracted it from. Doh! So it looks like my day off is off! Not that I’m complaining. I enjoy Alexander’s company and I haven’t spent a day with him for a while. So it’ll be good to catch up on some play time.

9:00 a.m. I plopped Alexander into his new stroller and we went for a walk to my eye doctor around the corner. Well when I say around the corner it’s actually about 3 blocks away but still that’s pretty close as far as I’m concerned. I didn’t have to wait long, maybe three minutes at the most. And it was as I suspected: conjunctivitis. Acute conjunctivitis. The doctor prescribed eye drops 4 times a day and two different types. The 1st was Flurason (Fluorometholone) a steroid to deal with inflammation of the eye, the 2nd was Salute (Sulfamethoxazole) an antibiotic.

10:00 a.m. Arrived home after doing the rounds at the local Carrefour shopping center, mostly to enjoy the free air conditioning. I also bought Alexander a tomato juice drink which he loves. And I bought a bag of imported navel oranges. This afternoon I will make Alexander some fresh orange juice.

10:30 a.m. There has been a considerable Improvement in Alexander’s eye. So the drops are working very efficiently. It might be also due to the fact that I acted quickly and didn’t leave the infection too long and got him to the specialist.

12 p.m. Alex dropped off to sleep after a midday bottle feed. This afternoon he will have some congee.

12:3o p.m. Watched the news to hear those violent protests in North Carolina, U.S.A have discontinued. That’s good. If families and neighbours can’t maintain peace. Then how can the rest of the world possibility do so. Peace must start in the home for it to be successful throughout society. And even that can be a challenge sometimes.

2:30 p.m. Alexander woke and had some afternoon tea which consisted of a bowl of congee, juice and some rice crackers. I had a sandwich and a red pomelo. I prefer the white ones, they taste better I think. But the red ones were free from a friend, so no problem. Free is good!

5:00 p.m. gave Alexander his daily bath in which he splashed and play for a good few minutes happily.

6 p.m. Dad arrived back home and after taking a shower and changing into flesh  clothes took Alexander out for an evening stroll.

6:30 p.m. Alex came back home and we played with his building blocks and toy cars for a good 45 minutes.

7:30 p.m. Alexander was given some time to play with his tablet. He automatically went to YouTube and watched his own random videos. He seems to have found a lot of vintage sesame street skits. Mostly those involving the muppet Kermit the frog. I loved Kermit too when I was young. Huh, like father, like son. Interesting.


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