Monday, April 16, 2012

Vickie’s Medical Journey

spring 2011 015 - CopyGod’s grace was sufficient as we found ourselves recently going through a medical emergency. On the 25th of January, 2012 Vickie started having pain in her abdomen and chest. After a visit to the emergency care hospital here in Togo it was decided, with consultation with our mission’s board, that South Africa was the best place for treatment.

We arrived in South Africa and Vickie was immediately put in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit where she was suffering from dehydration, her lungs were filling with fluid and she had a host of other serious heart related health issues. Vickie was a very sick lady. A second week was spent in ICU in a second hospital and a surgery was done to drain over 2 liters of fluid from her lung and a drain was left in her back for several days. By the end of our stay in South Africa we had seen 8 different specialists and there were many highs and some lows but God’s grace and Vickie’s sweet spirit brought her through this time of challenge.

We are back in Togo and Vickie is recuperating here at home. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE PRAYERS! What a blessing it was to receive so many wonderful thoughts and prayers by way of email and Facebook from all over the world. You are ALL loved and appreciated.