We arrived safely in San Fransisco Sunday Night and were greeted at the airport by 5 good friends. We are in Sacramento now and so enjoying reconnecting with family and friends we haven’t seen in 3+ years.
After off and on fevers since our arrival we decided to bring Caleb to the UC Davis ER on Tuesday night. To our shock it was discovered that his Hemoglobin had dropped to around 7 and he has Falciparum Malaria again. We are not sure how he contracted it again when he tested as negative just last week. The Doctor said the treatment he received in Singapore should have completely taken care of that.
He has received a blood transfusion and is being treated again for the malaria. The Doctor thinks his other symptoms are due to the Malaria and not something else. He also said we should be able to go through with our plans to go to Montana for the month of August.
Please pray for Caleb’s complete recovery. Continue to pray for us as we settle in here in the states. We have found housing but will probably need to find jobs, and need to round up school books, clothing, and some household items
Pray for the other kids, they are staying with my sister and she is happy to have them, but they are understandably emotional and upset from the last months of changes and things are not going to be settling down anytime soon. Greg and I have seen the hand of God throughout this trial, and know from watching Him work throughout our lives that everything is going to work out for our good. But the kids are just learning this lesson and are worried about what the future holds.
Thank you so much for the overwhelming love and support you have shown us. We have recieved so much help and support, both on the ground and in the from of notes, prayers and gifts to help pay for our unexpected expenses. Our tickets, both from evacuating Caleb and to the States have been completely paid for and we don’t anticipate any more large medical bills as Caleb’s deductible has already been met for the rest of this year. I promise I am writing thank you notes, but I keep getting interupted by hospital stays 🙂
All our love;
Greg, Pam, Nate, Hannah, Grace, Katie and Caleb