Infectious Disease Clinic
07/24/2011 - 07/24/2011 70 °F
Today started out much like yesterday. Last night was toss and turn for Chris, and I finally decided to get out of bed at 10. I proceeded to try breakfast alone in the restaurant, had some sent upstairs to Chris, then I left. He needed more sleep than I was willing to give myself, so I thought it best to deliver his poster to the Concert Hall for him and discuss his situation with one of the conference managers. The weather was beautifully crisp this morning, but glorious. I found the walk to the Hall refreshing, the staff courteous, and the hall great for his talk. I headed back to the hotel with intentions of catching a cab to the Medical University ER (best medic station). Chris wouldn't have it. He wanted to walk, deliver his PowerPoint presentation, and then get a taxi to the ER. We enjoyed the walk together this time, except for my nerves by this time. He met the same ladies as I had, Zophia and Johanna. They were somewhat eager to leave their Hall duties, so they drove us to (after much deliberation) the Infectious Disease Clinic. After 30 minutes, Chris was seen, thoroughly examined, and given a ok bill of health due most probably to a viral infection. The doctor turned out to be one of Johanna's former professors (she is a 6th year med student). They did draw his blood, and we should be getting the results shortly, thanks to Zophia scanning and translating. I was relieved to have this taken care of. The doctor said rest, fluids, and ibuprofen as needed (just what Chris thought). Of course, Chris was going to take it easy. This was our afternoon itinerary at 3:00pm. Traditional Polish Cuisine for lunch, ATM cash, Madison Mall to find computer camera card adapter, walk and ferry to Hall for welcome reception, and walk back to Hotel by 7:30. Accomplished, and now he is asleep. We even found a car to replace the bug. What a day!