Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Altitude Sickness

So- the altitude really does have a wide range of symptoms

I looked so sleepy.  The altitude didn't get to me except through an occasional headache, fatigue, and shortness of breath, although I didn't have to use my inhaler.  

Daniel and Deron had bad reactions.  Deron had major fatigue, and Daniel did okay for a short while, but by the middle of the afternoon on the first day, he was suffering from a terrible headache.  Then, all afternoon and evening, he felt nauseous.  In the middle of the night, he came into our room sick with a fever.  

We ended up giving him motion sickness medicine every time we were going to change our elevation drastically, and that helped more than anything else.  We all drank a lot of water, too.

Ethan and Grace never had any trouble other than a headache.  Hannah did fine until we got to the top of Pike's Peak.  She pretended to feel okay and then, told us she felt terrible on the way down.  And she put herself to sleep a few feet down from the top (14,110 ft). Sweet little girl.  She wanted the donuts from the top as much as the others.

They were really good donuts.

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