Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Slow improvements

Today started out with an early flight in MAF's new Caravan directly up to Puerto Plata. I am very grateful to MAF for providing this option as it saves us many hours of traveling time by public transportation from the border to Puerto Plata as was originally the plan! Less than 1 hour and 15 minutes after taking off from Port au Prince, Jayden and I walked through the front doors of the hospital in Cabrete where Will is being treated!

Will was very excited and surprised to see us both, and it was nice to see her perk up a little for the first time in several days! It really is amazing to see how the psychological impacts the physical state! We stayed for only a short time as she became very tired again and needed some rest. Jayden and I took a motorbike taxi for 25 pesos to a nearby hotel where we could stay. Initially I was a little concerned about the expenses - not knowing how long we would have to stay... However, God answers prayers! I was able to talk to the owner of the hotel (who was dutch) and explain my situation. He graciously offered us a very large room with all meals included at an amazingly low price!

After settling in, we took a moto back up to see Will. This time she was able to get out of bed on her own and go to the bathroom! The doctor reported that bleeding had subsided, and she is on meds to control the diarrhea and vomiting. Her platelets, however had continued to drop, although the blood count was up. Will was alot better hydrated - particularity after going through more than 20 IV bags over the past several days!

This evening Will didn't feel quite as good as earlier today, and the doctor said it was quite normal for the fever to return at night..

As Will continues to improve the Lord Willing, I hope to take Jayden to Santiago in the next day or so so he can continue to go to school there.

1 comment:

  1. Its very good to see a smile on that face of your's Will