Friday, January 09, 2009

Friday Afternoon Update (Headed Home)

After experiencing more symptoms yesterday, things settled back down and Kerri started feeling better that afternoon.  The doctor ordered another CAT scan, which showed nothing new.  He said that because of the damage already done from the clot,  that part of her brain would be sensitive and symptoms could recur occasionally until she is completely healed.  

The good news is that he also said that this stroke, which is what he called it, was the mildest of its type that he had seen and she should make a full recovery.  He has now given orders for Kerri to be released from the hospital this afternoon.  Praise the Lord for his faithfulness!  And thank you to so many of you who have been praying on our behalf.

Please continue to pray for her recovery.  The doctors have prescribed two separate types of blood thinners, one that she will take for the next week to two weeks and the other that she will take the following three months.

Pray also for wisdom for us.  Our desire is to return to Zambia and continue the ministry to which God has called us to there.  We are trying to understand all of our options concerning her treatment and also what treatment is available in Zambia.

1 comment:

Genny said...

I continue to pray for you both. I don't know how to get a hold of either of you (nor do I want to bug you), but please continue to post updates.

Hope things are getting better daily.