DLM Newsletter June 2022
Most of June has been a time of recovery.
I have been recovering from a May 25th surgery to repair a rare, paraesophageal hernia. It’s been about 6 weeks now, and I’m fully recovered. So thankful to the Lord for the successful procedure and recovery. God is always good.
Several of my recent posts have been about my friend who was pregnant. I have been with her for her wellness checkups throughout her pregnancy. We are happy to announce that she produced her healthy, baby girl on June 23rd.
Before the birth and soon after!
The baby’s name is Favor. Baby Favor and her mom are both doing well.
My friend had to have a C-section due to bone structure issues so she’s now the one recovering. I was able to go back into the surgery room with my friend when she was having the C-section, which is similar to deliveries in the US. She had to stay in the hospital 3 days after the procedure.
Within an hour after birth!
Here in Uganda, you can go to any pharmacy and buy most prescription medications without a prescription. The stronger pain medications that can be addicting typically require a prescription. There is a clinic down the road from my house that sends the nurse to my house and administers treatments to me and others in the compound as needed. If I ask the doctor for a particular type of medication, he will get it for me without any issues or problems. It's possible this is done because I pay for treatments with cash. However, they do have medical insurance here.
Favor had to be in the NICU for 2 days due to breathing issues. Thankfully, my friend and I were able to enter and see baby Favor a few times while she was there!
In bigger hospitals here, you have options of different types of rooms. At this particular hospital, there is one type where it’s a big open space with curtains separating the beds. Six different patients share the same bathroom and shower. This is called semi-private and is the cheapest. There’s also a private room, which is like our typical hospital room, except there is an extra bed for the caretaker. The most expensive option is a VIP room that has a mini kitchen and sitting area.
At the hospital!
We are so blessed how God uses individuals through DLM to support people like my friend with her birth.
After reaching home!
After 1 week review and sun bathing!
As always, we thank you for your support of this ministry!!!
Soli Deo Gloria ~ Glory to God Alone