Just a quick update... we didn't get to the embassy today and we will be pleading our case tomorrow, hopefully they'll allow us to have an embassy appointment on Wednesday, which means a Thursday departure at the very soonest.
Today I wound up at the hospital due to a serious case of food poisoning or something. Nothing like getting sick again less than a week after the last time! This is by far the worst I've felt in as long as I can remember and hope to be feeling well enough to visit the kids again tomorrow since I couldn't today. It's so hard to be sick and not have access to the familiar "sick foods" of home... trying to find something I can stomach has been a real challenge.
Hopefully tomorrow will bring good news and better health! Sorry for the short update, I need to lay back down! :-S