November 12, 2011

overdue update

A thousand apologies for leaving our prayer warriors stuck on their knees for a few days.  Our internet here is spotty, and it picks the most inopportune times to choke out on us.  Almost the moment Daniel and Brave got home from Thailand, the internet stopped working.


The update is, they are home, and Brave is OK, though things looked pretty bleak on Friday.  The poor dude picked up ANOTHER virus while at the hospital, so he is sicky-sick right now again, and is having more digestive problems, on account of his lymph node swelling to fight this new bug.  It looks like this is our new life.  Wonderful.  At least we are keeping him hydrated this time and the urinating problem is staying away.

It boils down to this:  it is better to make 1-2 trips to Bangkok, Thailand each year to be hospitalized for complications from his over-active lymph node, than for him to have undergone intestinal surgery at 2, re-wiring him for the rest of his life.

There is a word in this language, "Mafan," and it means "trouble" in the pain-in-the-neck sort of way.  That's what this is.  Mafan.  Thankfully we are looking at nothing worse.  We contribute this victorious news to our Creator G0D, the Great Healer and Provider, and to all of your conversations with Him on Brave's behalf over the past the 8 days.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Sooooo, we are focusing now on getting back to "normal" life, and hoping for a good, long break from our friends on Ward 7.  Our couch at home is a much better spot.  Welcome home, Handsome Ransom.  Stick around for a while now, would ya?!