Those of you who follow Jenny's blog know that our nearly 13 month old daughter has not been doing as well as she should be. Since October she has not had much of an appetite and has gained only a few ounces since that time. She has always been little, but she is not even on the charts for her weight and she is anemic. We have, of course, been seeing a pediatrician here in Xela and have run a barrage of stool, blood and other tests. We have treated her for various intestinal infections but the doctor here has referred her to a GI doctor in Guatemala City. It just so happens that a friend of ours is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Lubbock and has agreed to see Madeline. Her pediatrician agreed that seeing a doctor in the US would be what is best. I have been counseled by CAM here to return with my family and so we will return to Lubbock on Tuesday for an appointment Thursday with the doctor. Friday Maddie is scheduled to go under for a colonosopy and an endoscopy to help the doctors rule out various diseases that have the same symptoms she does. We hope to be able to return to Guatemala in a week but we must await the results.
We're heading back and we're thankful we have access to some of the best medical care in the world. Please pray for Jenny and the Grandmom's as they are, of course, carrying this burden heavily. And please pray for Madeline that the doctors would have wisdom to find the cause of her anemia and loss of appetite or that the Lord would just fix her.