We just returned from a four-day trip to Singapore for a required junket to reapply for Indonesian visas. While there, we had grand plans to explore the city, shop, and enjoy popular street-side cafes; unfortunately, most of those plans were put on hold (until our next trip in February/March) due to a case of strep-throat.
Kylee woke up Thursday morning with a sore throat, fever, and bright red spots staining her throat and soft pallet. It was bad timing considering the fact that we were leaving for Singapore early Friday morning. A quick trip to the hospital set her on the right path towards recovery. However, several hours after returning from the hospital, her health abruptly declined and she was back at the hospital. Unbeknownst to us, Kylee is allergic to the penicillin family and was having a severe allergic reaction to the antibiotic that she was prescribed earlier in the day.
We didn’t have the option of rescheduling the trip, so we spent most of our time relaxing. The girls enjoyed eating sushi and ice cream for breakfast, shopping at Orchard Central and Bugis Junction, and playing in the pool. The highlight of their trip was being pampered at a fish spa. Fish spas are popular therapy spots in Asia that involve large tanks filled with live garra rufa fish (or “doctor fish”) that clean, exfoliate, and massage feet. The girls spent a half-hour having their feet nibbled on, while enjoying a cup of hot tea and watching people navigate the busy streets.