Thursday, August 14, 2008

Another L-O-N-G Day At Praxis Thaller Klinik

It is 3pm & we are still here at the clinic waiting for Brad's fever to go down to 38 C or lower so that we can head home. We have been here for 8 hours now, so Brad is jumpin' to leave at the first sign that is possible. It was after noon again today before his fever raised. It took 2 larger injections, but he did get a good fever in the end..103 degrees. We have been here so long today that, excluding the staff, we are the only ones left in the clinic. Even his buddy Micah has left for the day. Brad keeps looking around with longing eyes that say, 'why does everyone else get to go home but me?' No, seriously, he is fine, but ready to go.

We were blessed with a wonderful phone call from Nonnie & Gwanddad this afternoon. Nonnie put both Zeke & Kaelyn on the phone to talk with their daddy. It couldn't have come at a more perfect time. Brad was feeling really crummy, but it's hard to stay down when your baby daughter tells you, 'I Uv U Daaaady.' What a sweetie! The conversation made his day.

Georgia, our Greek friend that I have spoken of previously, goes in to town tomorrow to have an MRI done on her brain. I would like to request prayers for her family. They are praying that the scan shows considerable reduction in the tumor size. She and her family have been here at the clinic every day it has been open since the middle of June. They are such a sweet family and I do hope they get encouraging results.

I approached Georgia's sister, Kiki on Tuesday to ask if she spoke any English and found that she does! That was such a wonderful surprise. I find it unbelievable that their family has been here at the clinic almost the entire time we have been here and we are just now finding out that they speak English. Kiki's two-year-old son, Adonis is also at the clinic most of the time. He & I have spent some time doing a little coloring & playing hide-n-seek. I talk to him in English & he talks back to me in Greek, however, we have found common ground in making crashing sounds. He falls to the ground and I make a loud crashing mouth noise...he loves it. He is really a beautiful child.

Thank you for your prayers, emails, notes and encouragement! We love you all (& we'll be home soon...YIPPEE!)

1 comment:

Angie Campbell said...

Sorry about todays treatment. Poor Brad, I know he was sooo anxious to get out of there. Hang in there, and we look forward to seeing you very soon!!! God Bless you and have a safe trip home. We love you!