Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More News from Thailand about Bobby Michaels

Rachael made it safely to Thailand and was diligent to provide this update... Thanks, Rach!

image I made it to Bangkok, Thailand safely and of course my luggage stayed back in Chicago! :)  Hopefully it will be arriving in the next day or so...    It was so wonderful to see Jim and Cheryl McCandliss waiting at the airport and then to see my parents at the hospital!  Even under the great strain that Bobby's body is going through, he still recognizes familiar faces and his face lit up when our eyes met!  What a precious moment for me! 

I want to first update you as I found out that some previous information was not totally accurate due to translation barriers...  None of the events that happened were reported incorrectly but we were originally under the impression that Bobby had some heart infections.  That is not the case, he had a myocardial infarction (commonly know as a heart attack but check out for more info).  At this point in time Bobby's heart is way too weak for tests to determine his heart's condition.  The Doctors are pretty confident that there is heart damage but they are not sure how extensive it is..

His blood pressure is stable but is lower than what is should be.  He is still on hemo-dialysis as the kidneys are not functioning.  We still have a long road to recovery but the Lord is MORE than faithful and we know that we can rest in His promises!  Thank you for the continued prayers and emails!  We are making Bobby a book of everyone's emails and comments.  I apologize that I haven't been able to respond to everyone personally but please know that each email is being ready and will be added to his book.

Here are our current prayer requests:

  • for his blood pressure to continue in a steady climb upwards
  • for his kidneys to start functioning
  • Doctors to have wisdom & understanding for diagnosing and finding an appropriate treatment plan

Much love,

Rachel and the gang

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