|My poor sweet baby. :(|
After her bath, we put her in clean underwear and pajamas. That’s when Johanna really started to freak out. She obviously wanted her old clothes back on. We decided to let her put her coat back on top of her pajamas. That way she still can decide when she’s ready to take that off, but at least she’s clean and safe. We plan on putting clean clothes on her tomorrow and letting her put the coat back on top again. I wasn’t sure it was the right choice to give her a bath and change her clothes at first, but when she didn’t protest too hard as we removed her clothes and washed her (we would have stopped if she did), and especially when I saw the heat rash, I knew it had to be done.
|Can anybody translate?|
The poor girl is SO tiny. She is super duper skinny. Besides the heat rash, we also discovered Chinese characters written on her arm. We’re not sure what it says or who put it there (maybe her foster mother?), but we’ll definitely ask our guide about it tomorrow. I feel so sad for her tonight, and I’m a little afraid of how tomorrow will go when she wakes up and remembers that she has on pajamas and then when we change her into clothes for the day, but I’m hoping she’ll feel better now that she’s clean and dry. And she still has that coat, so there’s that! Anyway, off to bed with the rest of the family…