We are writing to ask for your prayers. We have been having a number of health issues in our family. We have had over 20 doctor appointments in six weeks.
Mandy is scheduled to have surgery June 3 for a cataract in her right eye.
Josh will be having an MRI next week to confirm hip surgery. His hip bone is the wrong shape and breaking cartilage. As of now the surgery will be June 18. It will done by scope and out patient. He will be on crutches for a couple weeks then three months before normal function.
Emalai has been dealing with double ear infections since we came to Michigan the beginning of April. After her third antibiotic by injection, she still has fluid in her ears and will now be seeing an ENT about tubes. We feel bad she has been hurting this long and we are tired of waking up at night with her.
One of the reasons we came back to Michigan this time was because Grace was having so many severe stomach pain. She continues to not feel well and has pain more in her throat area now with nausea. She often doesn't want to eat or stops eating because of how she feels. Every week Grace begs us to see a doctor and says she hates the pain. She has seen her pediatrician, had an upper GI, seen a gastrologist, and has tried a couple medicines. Right now we are looking at abdominal migraines. We are praying for answers and for healing for Grace.
We are thankful we are here to deal with medical issues, but we are tired. It has been busy with things we don't want to be busy with. We hope our three months in Michigan renew us not drain us. Because of the unexpected surgeries, we will now delay our return to Uganda from July 10 to July 26. We are glad we could get tickets later so we can do the surgeries and have two weeks of rest, but it also gives us mixed emotions to delay getting back home.
Thank you for praying for us.