Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Update on Simon

It is time for an update on the "patient".  Simon is more comfortable than he was two weeks ago and can now walk for a bit and sit longer.  We are grateful for that.  He is still lying down most of the day but does get up for meals.  Tomorrow we are going to a German Physiotherapist to see if anything more can be done for Simon at this time.  It could be that he suggests continued rest and/or something else.  We look forward to hearing his opinion on the matter.  We give thanks that there has been improvement and we pray that it continues.  Thank you for lifting him and the rest of us up in prayer.  We appreciate it a lot.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Our Shakespearian Actor

Joshua was given the opportunity to be in Acacia's School production of Twelfth Night by William Shakespear.  He played the part of Sebastian.  He loved every moment of it and is looking foward to another opportunity to be in a production. 
I apologise for the quality of the photos.  However, you get the idea :)

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Simon Update

The news isn't very different from the previous post.  Simon saw another doctor on Monday night.  He happened to be staying with people we know.  The doctor is in country for a short time working at the hospital that Simon had an appointment at on Tuesday.  Simon and I were both wondering how we could get him to the hospital due to no position being comfortable and there being a lot of pain involved. 

Anyway God provided and the doctor made a house call on Monday night.  He has recommended that Simon "sit" it out as long as he can and that we don't pursue surgery unless it is really necessary.  The pain has been particularly difficult to bear for Simon so we were able to get some advice on a different pain med.  I was able to pick it up last night and Simon slept a bit better.

He is currently camped out on the bedroom floor as that is the only place he can get comfortable.  He is able to "duck" walk (Simon's words) to the bathroom but it is a painful waddle.  However, he does need to move around when he can.

We would value your continued prayers for him and for us as we go through these days.  Pray that we discern what needs to be done at the right time.  Pray that the pain would subside and he would be more comfortable especially at night.  Thanks for interceding for us. x

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Pray for Simon

On Friday we were celebrating Joshua's 12th birthday at a swimming pool in Entebbe.  Simon hurt his back whilst diving and after a trip to the doctor and a MRI scan we now know that he has another herniated disc.  He is quite incapacitated and can't walk more than a few steps at a time. Sitting, standing, kneeling and sleeping are all quite difficult and no position is comfortable for long.  We have contacted the insurance company to start the process of what needs to be done next.  We are awaiting the official MRI report tomorrow and he will also see a specialist on Tuesday morning. Pray for him as he manages the pain (thankfully he has a high pain threshold) and also as we walk through the next few days with decisions that need to be made.

Pray also for the rest of us as we care for him.  Joshua and Zara are doing well but its difficult for them to see their daddy in pain as it is for me.  We would value your prayers as we navigate this challenge.  We are especially thankful for the family of God in these days.  We will keep you updated when we know more.