Last night, I brought Katie to my hotel room for a 'girls night.' We had a little slumber party just the two of us and it went really well. I know there are people out there praying specifically for Katie to drink more water because she has been willing to drink more than usual! This girl has got an appetite. This morning she had breakfast at the hotel... she drank a huge glass of milk without coming up for air, a small bowl of cheerios, three eggs with onions and green peppers, a piece of toast, a banana, and a cup of juice. We had to leave in a hurry to meet our driver, so she was still hungry. Once we were in the car she started eating a clif bar.
I want to thank you Nadine, for recommending Prof. Ndugwa. I was able to reach him on his mobile this morning and he told me to meet him at the clinic...he would be there from 11 to 2. I called a driver this morning and was able to reach the clinic at 11:30. It is truly a hole in the wall and was a little difficult to find. But when we found him, it was like finding a hidden treasure. I only had to wait for 10 minutes, and the father waiting in front of me was bringing his sickler for his monthly check up. He told me that Prof. Ndugwa is the best in Uganda for treating sickle cell anemia. Ndugwa ended up writing out a plan for Katie and drew more blood. Since last Mon. her hemoglobin had gone up... It is now 8.0 which is good. The unfortunate thing is Katie does get motion sick...so that huge breakfast she had this morning...yep you guessed it! The doctor says he has nothing to give someone as little as her for motion sickness. We have many more trips to Kampala to make as well as a looonng flight ahead of us. Please add this to your prayer list! I have a lot of work ahead of me in order to help Katie get well. I am feeling encouraged by my visit with Prof. Ndugwa, but I am needing to change her diet, increase her fluids by 3x what she is normally drinking and adding a few medicines to her routine. There is also some challenges and discouragement I am facing from other areas so please continue to pray. It has been a difficult and long day.
I am on very limited time right now and am unable to proof this...hope it makes sense. I cant tell you what a difference it makes to know you are praying for me. I cried as I read through Todd's last blog and all the comments that have been left on the posts. You are making a difference. Thank you.
To my family --I miss you so much. I love you and am continuing to pray for you. Have a happy Easter. I will be celebrating in Uganda while thinking of you.
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