I was due to travel last night over night from Nairobi to Adddis Ababa. But I found myself in the late afternoon feeling as if I had sudden onset of flu. I took to bed and feared I would be left in Nairobi on my own trying to get access to healthcare and arrange flights home.
So at midnight my friends with me carried my bags and and I undertook to get to Ethiopia with them. What followed was a blur of being taken around in a wheel chair and rushed through customs and immigration.
Once I arrived in Addis Ababa this morning, I felt so bad I went to the local hospital. They confirmed I didn't have malaria, yellow fever or anything else nasty. Seems I have accute food poisoning, most likely from not washing my hands before eating. I won't make that mistake again.
So an injection of something they called 'anti-pain' and some other tablets and sleep, and I am still weak but so much better. Russ Pierson is now my hero. Not only is he an awesome blogger, but he makes a great batman, wheeling me around, dressing me, and taking care of me.