We moved out of the hospital on Monday afternoon – 2½ days ago – and Les continues to do better. Our final days in the hospital were good for Les to rest, and we enjoyed visits from friends daily. Since it has been so hot here in KTM, we were thankful for the air conditioned room in the afternoons.
Our first move out was to a friend’s house only 5 minutes ride by taxi from the hospital. They were away for a short break, so we had the house to ourselves and just enjoyed the quiet – and not having nurses and cleaning ladies in before 6 am! The care we got at the hospital was excellent and we are thankful, but it was nice to be in a house again. We found a bonus for us there – DVDs of Brother Cadfael and Star Trek, The Next Generation! Things to help pass some time!
Yesterday (Wednesday) morning we arranged for the UMN vehicle to come to drive us across town to another friend’s house. The vehicle was too big to get back to the house where we were (small roads and tight corners), but it was close enough for us. Les has been trying to walk out around the neighborhoods several times a day – very slowly! The trip took a bit over an hour, and in spite of the better vehicle, a/c and good driving, Les was still ready to come into the house and lay down by the end of it.
We are fortunate to be able to stay with our friend Mark Zimmerman – but he leaves on Friday for home assignment. (His wife and sons are already gone ahead to visit family.) It is so helpful for us to be able to stay on in their empty place until Les is ready to return to Tansen.
We have a follow-up appointment with the doctor on Sunday, June 24. If all is well there, we will plan to fly to Bhairawa and then get the hospital vehicle to drive us up the hill to Tansen (about 2 hours).
We continue to be overwhelmed by the love and encouragement we have received from friends near and far. We are upheld by your prayers and thank you for them. God has been so good to us – we praise Him for his mercies!