Our next plans involved a day of rest followed by another 4wd mission, his time to Jiri – about 180km dead East of Kathmandu.
Unfortunately Jerome fell pretty ill and the day before we due to leave he ended up in Kathmandu International Hospital (KIH) for half the day.
Luckily the medication that he needed was available so he wasn’t admitted in as a patient and we left later on. KIH is the best hospital in Nepal but coming from Oz, it was pretty scary. Prescriptions were handwritten onto blank notepads and you could simply tell the pharmacist how much of each drug you wanted!
Nothing was really computerised. The hygiene was pretty damn poor but on the plus side Jerome’s doctor was great. He was very helpful and upon leaving he gave Jerome his personal email address and mobile number. Over the following few days he rang us to check in on him which is something I’ve never heard of! The consultation fee, urology and blood tests and medication fee cost about Aus $50. Jerome seems to be making a full recovery so we are very grateful.
There was no way that Jerome was fit to travel so we both stayed back along with his mum.
Sebastian and Sandhya went on to Jiri and we spent the next three days at Kirtipur Guest House chilling out and recuperating.
It turns out that our guest house totally rocks. We have a beautiful view of the mountains and fantastic sunrises and sunsets – all without even leaving our beds.
Ireen and I walked into Kirtipur each day and brought back momo and noodles for Jerome.
The house owners Belku and Babu brought meals up to our room so that we could eat with Jerome who was bed ridden.
During the day we would sit in the sun on the balcony and watch the village life. Man we saw some crazy things!
In the evenings we played cards and watched movies. For the first time in ages we managed to totally chill out and it was actually just what we all needed.