I mentioned in my post last week that so many things happened to us while we were
vacationing in Las Pinas. All these things made me realize the importance of having an available car at home, especially if you live in a village like ours where the nearest shops are miles away and having a car is the only means of transport which enables you to collect your shopping each week. If you did not read that post, let me remind you of a few things I mentioned.
On our first night of stay in LP, we grilled some fresh Tuna that was marinated in calamansi and soy sauce using our stove-top grill. There was plenty to go round, we all ate it as if our lives depended on it- it was delicious! Since it was dry for Maxyn, I put some Mang Tomas in her rice to give it a bit more texture. She finished everything in her bowl and ate a banana for dessert. Then before her clean-up time, my sister noticed that her face had turned reddish. I was shocked and panicked when I saw that her whole body was turning red, little by little! I figured we left her antihistamine at home so I asked my mom to buy a new one in the nearby grocery (about 10 minutes away). At this point, I was panicking even more. I had no idea what it was that was causing these effects. Questions were racing through my mind, what if the antihistamine didn’t work? What I to do for my poor child? I figured that if we left the village, there would cabs waiting which could take us to the nearest hospital. But what if there weren’t any cabs? We are left with the jeepney, which is a public vehicle and everyone who has travelled on one would know that it would take time for us to reach our destination. Thankfully, after giving Maxyn 2 tablespoons of white sugar, her redness slowly subsided. Many thanks to Mommy Kat for the first aid tip.