Pray for Isaac
Keep Isaac in your prayers. Yesterday we had to take him in to be seen at the
but it took some convincing for him to go.
I came home from running some errands in town around or
and we realized Isaac had not come over; he was still in his room in bed. When I went to check on him he was in a lot
of pain and seemed very weak. He was
having abdominal pain and had been vomiting.
I gave him some pain medication and nausea medication and told him to
rest. As we checked on him throughout
the day he continued to deteriorate. Meme finally convinced him that he needed
to go to the hospital and that we would be with him every step of the way. Jinja Hospital
God was again surrounding us with the right people. As we were checking on Isaac his landlord came to see what was going on. As it turns out she is a nurse at the
. First, she was upset because she did not know
he was sick, second, she went into nurse mode and started getting Isaac taken
care of. She put on her uniform, loaded
in our van and took us to the hospital.
She took us right into the hospital, did an assessment and wrote a
report for him to have an X-ray and ultrasound of his abdomen. By the time the
report and assessment were complete the radiology department was closed. Rose
was determined that they were going to open back up for her. She said “I am in uniform they can’t refuse
me.” After much debate between Rose and
the radiology staff she lost this battle, but this would be the only battle she
lost. We went to a clinic down the road
that had X-ray and ultrasound capability.
When we got into the clinic there were 5 people waiting for X-rays, Rose
pushed to the front and said this boy is very urgent. We got to the front of the line and the X-ray
Technician was nowhere to be found. Rose
went and found the man, who was taking a break, and had him come back to take
an X-ray of Isaac’s abdomen. Once we
were done with the X-ray we went to the waiting area for an ultrasound. Upon arrival we found at least 20 people
waiting for an ultrasound. This just
wouldn’t do. Rose went to the front of the
line, went into the doctor’s office and told the doctor Isaac needed to be seen
immediately. Once again Rose got her way
and Isaac was seen next. Jinja
We took Isaac back to the
where she had a bed
waiting for Issace and Rose had the doctor come see him immediately. He was diagnosed with adhesions (fibrous bands that form between tissues
and organs, often as a result of injury during surgery) from a
previous appendix surgery 4 years earlier.
The adhesions have caused an obstruction of the small bowels. The
doctors have started him on IV antibiotics in hopes it will reduce the inflammation. They are also trying to keep him comfortable
with pain medication. If the antibiotics do not take affect by tomorrow they
will consider taking him in for surgery. Jinja
Please continue to pray for him and that his health returns so that we can all see that infectious smile that you all fell in love with.