Thanks for the texts, calls, and offers to help! We have got good folks around us.
I spent the past 24 hours at St Marys Hospital. After a lot of blood tests, a chest x-ray, and discussion with numerous doctors it has been determined that I am currently fighting a virus. Woo-hoo!
I am not completely out of the woods yet, but I was able to persuade them to let me go home and wait for the final results of all malaria tests. Initial results came back negative, but there is a 48 hour test that is being run that I am waiting on.
I left the clinic yesterday with a confirmed case of malaria and was directed to the ER immediately. At that point people all over the world started to pray. The first doctor I saw last night said, “We are going to pray this is a virus you are fighting, but treat you like you have malaria.” He went over treatment, timeframe, and what tests were being done. Before he left my room, he prayed with me for a simple solution.
After seeing 4 more doctors today, they all are a bit puzzled but thankful that it does not appear to be malaria or any other menacing African illness.
So for now I am home resting and rejoicing. To God be the glory…