Thanks to all who expressed concern over my family’s recent health issues. I appreciate all the warm wishes and suggestions. I suddenly felt having a bunch of friends physically near listening to my woes.
We love Dubai. I love my work here and unlike when we were living in Japan, my husband is enjoying the zero overtime work culture that’s giving him more time to spend with his family. Our darling daughter is immensely enjoying school, learning and loving a new language she adapted so quickly and making so many friends. I am also thankful of the relaxed immigration rules (at least more relaxed than that of Japan’s) that allowed my mom to live with us.
We love the sunshine (although sometimes miss the rain), the beautiful beaches and the friendly people around. Life is not perfect here (I don’t want to start with the discomforts) but we are happy and contented. Though we don’t intend to live here forever, I have to be honest, the fast paced life is a little maddening – we planned to be here for three to five years or at least until Pristine completes basic education (grade school).
Now, we are faced whether the span of three to five years should be shortened because of our daughter’s health. After this month, we will be spending a month outside the country. It will be a crucial element in deciding whether to stay or leave permanently because I’ll find out whether she will still have asthma attacks outside of the UAE or just limited to when we are in Dubai.
Despite the heavy heart I have right now, I am still hoping that Pristine’s asthma is temporary and that she’ll not be bothered by it again if we continue to live here.
* She has no history of asthma before and was perfectly ok during our first summer here last year so I am not sure what triggered the asthma attacks now. *