Just thought we’d update you about Simon and David.
Their medical visas were obtained in a very short time, PTL. They made it to Cairns, Australia Thursday night and saw the doctor Friday. (On Fridays the doctor is in his office for consultations and so they made it in time to see him at his office before the weekend and in time for the earliest possible surgery) After more x-rays the orthopedist recommended that Simon’s fractures be treated with internal fixation. (a plate) If treated only with an external cast then the potentially unstable fractures could still move and would need constant monitoring over the next 4-6 weeks. So the doctor felt the better option would be to insert a plate to secure the bones in place to guarantee they won’t move during the healing process. So he is scheduled for surgery at 1pm on Monday morning. He’ll be in the hospital overnight.
We would really appreciate your continued prayers for Simon and that there would be no complications with the surgery. The risks being the general anesthetic and infection. Please pray also for Jason and I as we return to the tribe on Monday and for Rachel as she stays here at the mission school till Christmas break. She is doing fine about me going back now, and is enjoying some fun activities with her friends and classmates.
Thanks again for you love and prayers!
Shari for the family