... For the Lord ... COUNTS!
May 12, 2011
[My attempt to get Pam to be my guest blogger worked. She seldom gets to enjoy firsthand many of the adventures I have here in Uganda. She hears and reads about them in my blog. She does so much and seldom gets headlines. We wouldn't have these adventures without her. I really wanted her to be a part of the continuing story of Joshua and his mother, and since our cook was sick today and we could eat late tonight, I invited her to go to the hospital with me. Below are her reflections. By the way ... I did get some photos of Joshua's mother, before, and presently.]
|Near death yesterday|
So today when Paul told me he was going to run by the hospital, to check on the condition of Joshua's mother, I asked if I could come along. He had been thinking the same thing. It's good to be IN the moment, instead of just hearing about it. We found the woman in a private room, hooked up to a catheter and an IV and laying there with her eyes wide open. Quiet, but awake. She was being attended to by what I would call an angel. He was a young man from the village where she was found. He is not related to her, but he was caring for her. He had stayed with her all night and except for one hour, had been with her all day. He'll be there again through this second night. His name is Daniel. He is full of grace and we are grateful.
|Survived! The next 48 hours will tell the story|
|A read doctor with compassion for patients|
|Jiggers ... a terrible condition|
|Joshua receiving treatment for painful typhoid fever|