So last night Tim went down hill again. His fever came back and blood pressure went down. They decided they needed a new doctor and thankfully found a good one at the International Hospital in Kampala. They saw the doctor this morning and he agreeded with their diagnosis and refered them to the specialist they needed. It looked like they would do surgery to clean the elbow out and find any pieces of the thorn they believe are causing the infection.
However after an ultra sound and meeting with the specialist, it was decided that Tim should be on antibiotics for two weeks since he is not in pain and doing relatively well. After two weeks if he is not better or having trouble then they will have to do surgery. Everyone with Tim in Kampala were very happy with the doctor and confident with his decision.
It is all so confusing to me. One minute Tim isn't doing well, another he is doing well, one doctor says this, another this. What are we to do but trust in God and the care He has already shown to Tim and to all of us. So keep praying. The ultra sound did show fluid and parts of the thorn so we pray the medicine works and there is no long term effects.
I was laying in bed the other night putting everything that just happened together and realized what it all meant. Tim infection could have led to toxic septic shock. That is what happened to my grandma two years ago and she was in ICU on a breathing tube! I hardly dare say what could have happened. It is only by God's grace and His healing power!
So, after all this I have decided I do not want to be a mother of five kids seven years old and under :). Really I love the kids and they were so good. I did school with the girl yesterday and today (while someone else played with the boys or they were napping). They were all excited tonight when we took them to get ice cream after supper. Avalien had two funny comments while staying with us. One, she said I am just like her mom. Two, after we told them we were going for ice cream she said I love this family. Tomorrow Josh will be home (done teaching) so that will be nice. I also want to thank our teammates who are always ready and willing to help.