I'm sure many of you already know that Jake is home. It's been a
whirlwind of events. He has been dealing with an infection and
cellulits in his arm for about a month. The closest doctor that
had the credentials necessary to treat him was a three hour bus
ride away in Belize City. He has been on several medications and
it was still reoccurring. Then his attending doctor had to take
an unexpected trip out of the country. So erring on the side of
caution the church's Area Physician in Guatemala decided it was
best to send Jake home for treatment. We got the call on Tuesday
that he would be returning home the next day. Jake was
heartbroken to leave his mission but he arrived last night at 9:30
with his usual big smile and positive attitude. He had an
appointment with his regular doctor today and it went great. Dr.
Kropf wants him to finish the round of antibiotics that he is on.
Jake will have blood work done on November 23 and then see Dr.
Kropf again on November 25. If his CBC comes back with good
numbers then Jake will be cleared to return to his mission in El
Salvador and Belize.
Jake is feeling great and knows that his visit home is in the
Lord's hands. We all realize that Heavenly Father has a plan and
purpose for this short visit home. We feel extremely blessed to
have him in our home, and to have him share his experiences and
testimony with us. It is going to be a special Thanksgiving!
Love, Angie & Jeff & Jake