Joshua also has a special stuffed animal friend. This is E! He’s had this little monkey for a long time and he’s traveled to many, many places. When Joshua was less than 2 years old, he ended up in the hospital for a couple of days with an infection that caused an extrememly high fever. It was right around Christmas time, so they were handing out gifts to the kids. Joshua got E and has had him ever since. He’s been with us to Romania, England, Norway, and of course all over S. Africa.
This is Joshua in December 2003 when he was in the hospital. He’s looking through all the goodies he got! An infected parotid gland is what landed him there. You can see the left side of his face was pretty swollen.