After the hospital incident, we took a fun little detour to Legoland before heading to Singapore. We only had a day in Singapore, because we had a flight to Indonesia to catch. Sawyer was recovering from a little ear infection after the Legoland adventure, so Eric and the older boys were the only ones able to explore in Singapore.
Our visit to Melaka City, a colorful town on the Strait of Melaka, was interrupted by Sawyer’s three day hospital visit. He woke up very hot one morning and said that he felt like his “brain was out of place.” When you have a fever in SE Asia it is very important to be sure that it isn’t the result of one of the mosquito-borne illnesses that are in the area (malaria, dengue fever, etc.) By the time we reached the hospital his temperature was nearly 105 and wasn’t being controlled by medicine, so they admitted him just to be safe while they ran tests. After a stressful and terrifying few days, he recovered and we left the hospital. I hope I return to Melaka some day (minus the hospital visit), as it was one of my favorites.
Leaving the hospital
We’d considered staying put in Saigon for the last couple months of the trip, but instead decided to forge ahead to Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. And I’m so glad that we did. Malaysia was one of my favorite places. Colorful, funky, and an fascinating mix of people and cultures. Here are the photos from Georgetown, Penang.