Friday, October 29, 2010

Health Update

For the past month or so our family has been hit with some serious health problems. First Jessica's asthma started getting worse, then we had off and on severe stomach problems. We thought it could be something we ate, next we thought it was a flu, but have found out that we most likely have a parasite called Giardia. From what we have read, they usually die off without medication in about 6 weeks. We are using garlic daily to help get rid of the parasites and hopefully keep away any colds. Thankfully, after having to cancel 2 Sunday services and holding 1 at our house due to the need to be near a toilet, we are all starting to feel a little better. Jessica's asthma has also gotten much better. Before she was having to use her Ventolin inhaler to the max of the recommended dosage (2 puffs every 6 hours), and many times she was still struggling, wheezing and coughing 2 hours later just counting down the hours until she could use it again. Thankfully, she barely has to use one puff a day now! We are into our rainy season and people have almost stopped burning, so that probably helps her greatly.

Thank you so much for your prayers and please continue to pray that we can completely get rid of this parasite.