Yeah don't worry it is coming. Right now the internet is absolutely
terrible and I'm trying really hard to try to get back to everyone that
had to extend their sympathies. Ok ok I will be trying soon to send
you all exactly what happened but I just don't have time right now I
am coming. I got you guys pretty well the details of the first hospital trip
so soon I will get you the details of the second hospital trip!
was malaria until we went to the second hospital a week later. It's
been pretty rough, but I had a wonderful time at the second hospital.
Once we stopped dealing as much with president and started
working with the missionary health adviser and a doctor couple from
the other mission things got a lot nicer because they cared
and wanted to help.
Ok so for right now I am ok you don't really need to do anything. I
just had a severely resistant strain of malaria, and I was poorly
treated for it at first. The West African missionary doctor was in
Ivory Coast for the first week we were in the hospital and that was a
big part of the problem. He got back and found out about us and was
really mad. So he got us into a nice hospital and got us proper care. I
just finished my 4th set of malaria treatment, 2 oral sets of Coartem,
and 2 sets through an IV. I got to meet with a really qualified doctor
who is some sort of internal specialist, so she helped a lot and that
was good. The second trip to the hospital was waaayy nicer. I spent 5
days in the hospital with my own room, a mini fridge, a television,
and air conditioning. That was really nice. I had nice people coming to
visit me every day and I even got KFC delivered, and we had a small
party in Elder Van De Graffs room.
For right now I should be ok, now that people with actual medical
experience are on my case. I will be coming home when my mission is
finished. You can all probably just relax. At this point the only
thing we are watching is if my liver damage doesn't improve or my
hemoglobin level drops. If the first happens I will get on some
medicine or something. And if the later happens I will get a blood
transfusion. I would have gotten one already, but it's a lot harder for
us to get blood through the church. We need to know the donor and know
all their background information. The other missionary has already had one
blood transfusion and he will be getting another one. I'm doing good
because I ate more. So I vomited more, but I got more nutrients in my body.
The people that we are getting blood from are like the senior
missionary couples so the blood is clean. We only will do it with our
own blood. I won't have a blood transfusion unless my hemoglobin level drops
and at this point that shouldn't happen.
When the malaria parasite enters your liver it
transforms into a blood attacking liver destroying parasite. The urine
becomes closer to a brown color because all of your red blood cells
are getting attacked and you urinate out all of the dead ones. The
only reason my urine clear is because I pee like a thousand times a
day trying to flush out my system. I woke up 5 times just last night
to pee and my urine is still more yellow than it should be. In low
quantities it looks clear but when the whole urine is gathered it
looks pretty dark.
Yeah I just got called from pres hill this morning about it woop woop!!!!! Sooo
excited! Now I can come home early and it doesn't really have to be for
sickness :) (his travel itinerary change that I got back on the 9th)
Tali: Keep cleaning those carpets! I want to come home to a clean house!
Quick save them don't let them die out there all alone!!! (our friends truck
broke down and Tali & Scott went to rescue them)
Tay:haha Yeah 4th of July here wasn't a big deal, we kinda missed it
but glad you loved it! Yeah imma have to pack pretty soon too hehehe sooo
awesome! I'm so pumped I'll be home really soon!!!
Ty: We played a nice match of USA versus Ghana today and we won
9-2 which was cool because the top goal scorer was walking around
zombie status with low blood levels :) hehe yeah I was the zombie, and
umm its not low blood sugar, it's low blood, my hemoglobin is suuper low.
It should be around 15 and I'm at 8 or 9 :) BYS sound like its
going to be fun!
Ok so first there are 2 Hills. Prez hill and Doctor hill. Doctor hill
is the West Africa mission medical adviser. And he has been really
helpful! He was pretty much the only reason I got real treatment.
President hill visited me at the hospital like twice when I was
there the second time and once the first time. The medical people
from the other Accra mission visited me like 5 times and bought me KFC,
and they don't even have to have anything to do with me! They were
really nice. pres and his wife don't like them. They are the
Sanders. President seemed pretty annoyed when he talked to me too, but
that's ok because when I was chilling with Doctor hill he was pretty
mad and felt that he was being irresponsible and not good it was nice.
I'm still disappointed in President Hill with how
I'm still disappointed in President Hill with how
he is handling it, even now, but he can do his own thing.He has gotten an earful from Salt lake telling him to contact mom.
so hopefully he called you, he told me that he called you.
I'm glad he finally did something. He feels it is better to
withhold info so that you don't freak out. I think its better to be
honest so you don't have to worry.
Me and Dr hill talked about it and he said he can't contact you.
He really wants to and he feels like he should be able to, but he can't.
First I was in Deseret hospital Wednesday to Saturday, then the next
week I proselyted all week from Tuesday to Sunday, then I went to
Nyaho clinic from Monday to Friday. The specialist isn't at Nyaho.
She just kinda works around. I'm not sure if I'll see her on this Wed.
But I will see a doctor who was in charge of my case. All of the
parasites should be dead at this point. The only thing that is wrong
at this point is the liver damage and my blood trying to grow back, but
that can't happen until my liver heals. Yeah all the info I want to
learn I get from Doctor hill. He told me all the good stuff.
I got out this past Friday and I have been in my area since then.
Moving all my stuff up would be sweet mom thank you so much you're the best!!!
(doctor, dentist, eye dr appts)
Yeah well I'm ok so that's the big news right now!!!
Don't worry as long as I don't have a fever I will be ok. I still
have 2 weeks to relapse! Worse than me was a missionary that came from
the other mission that goes home in 1 week and he crashed his bike and
now doesn't remember the past year of his mission!!!
I got that when I got out of the hospital the first time. thank
you so much you're the best!!!! (the very last package I sent him)