Okay. Today is Wednesday and I will be discharged from the hospital this afternoon. I was admitted last Monday night so I guess that makes 9 nights in the hospital. Let me just say I am ready to go.
Currently the insurance company is working on getting us back to Oregon. It looks like we will be arriving in Portland Thursday afternoon as we have been planning.
From there I will meet with a doctor in Eugene on Friday morning to continue the recovery process from the clots. Fortunately, I will not need to be in the hospital from here on out and I able to get around the house just fine.
Additionally, we are planning on doing more screening in an attempt to identify the cause of the clots. Please continue to pray for this as it is the biggest concern/mystery still hanging out there. Pray that the doctors would be able to figure out the cause and that it would be easily treatable.
Otherwise I am doing well. As mentioned above I can get around the building/house without much fuss or discomfort. The pain level in my legs has diminished to the point where I do not need pain killers during the day and only a minimal dose at night. The doctors expect me to recover 100% from the clots within the next few months.
Upon returning to Eugene, Sydney and I will be staying with the Mitchells (Sydney’s parents) and continuing to offer any services possible to Extreme from Eugene. Trust me, we both have big roles with the organization and do not like being away. We hope that we are able to return to Peru in June to aid in the big project there at that time but that all depends on a lot of factors.
Thank you all once again for all your prayers and support. I guess at this point I will end it with a couple of the most pertinent prayer requests:
-For us as we transition to the USA, recover, and search for a cause of the clots
-For Extreme Nazarene Ministries as they prepare for a key month if June without us