Thanks for the input. Your advice confirmed the way I was leaning, to go ahead and take the malaria meds. My doctor was insistent, and so was Hubs!
But you would not believe how much medication is coursing through my veins right now. I had seven--count 'em, SEVEN--vaccinations last week in preparation for the trip. I'm just as inoculated as I can be--downright bionic! Typhoid, yellow fever, tetanus, hepatitis...you name it. Now who wants to bet I come down with a good old-fashioned cold?
And you know what? Those vaccinations hurt, and my arms only just now feel normal--but I am so thankful to be this protected. I can't help but think how many lives might be changed if those same vaccinations or malaria meds could be shared with some of those African children.