I woke up with Quinn on my shoulder to Albertina frantically yelling my name through the window. Quinn didn’t hear a thing, she was out. I went outside to see Albertina with the test results. She said that Quinn was positive for Dengue and that we had to go immediately. We ran down to the lake to get cell signal so that we could call for a taxi. I was freaking out because Albertina said this was very serious and extremely dangerous for Quinn. I took a deep breath and headed back to the room.
Jon slowly came into the room, sat down next to me on the bed and kissed my forehead. It was a great way to wake up but I could tell he was very nervous. My stomach dropped and I knew what he knew before he said anything: I had dengue. He calmly told me and then helped me up to put my clothes on. Hundreds of thoughts raced through my mind, but I was just eager to get treatment at the hospital and hopefully recover as soon as I could. I had never been to a Nicaraguan hospital before though, so there were a lot of unknowns. I had no idea what to expect.