Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Goodafternoon family and friends,
Clarence and Gladys and myself are in Guatemala for a checkup with
were expecting to take Abe home without the catheter inserted. The
took it out on Monday but after four and half hours of waiting for the
to function on its own, with no results, he put it in again. We will have
wait awhile again and try again sometime in the weeks or month to come.
urologist says the brain and bladder are not functoning together enough as
Pray with us that this important function of Abe's body will respond.
We saw Abe's main doctor, Dr.Mattheu today. He is well pleased with the
progress Abe has made. He adjusted Abe's medication and we are happy to go
with less medications than we came with.An exray on his back was done and
looks really good.
Abe is making progress every day.He is stronger, even his right side of
body is gaining strength. Today he used his right side hand to fork all his
meals into his mouth.This morning I asked him if he needed the bathroom and
said yes. I was sitting in bed deciding if I had to wake up Clarence to
help him
to the bathroom and as I wait a bit Abe pulled himself up by holding unto
arm. So I figured him and I will manage by ourselves.And we did.Clarence
him get into the shower for his bath and Abe basically bathed himself, too.
the family at home will be surprised at the progress that has taken place
just 3 days. He speaks alot and understands everything that is said and
around him. He responds to the conversation with sense-making answers.Today
asked him if his back was hurting him and for the first time he said it
did.Another first today was when I gave him a book and a pen and he started
scribbling. Clarence challenged him to make a circle and he did that
too.Here in
Guatemala the people speak spanish and when we are talking to spanish
people he starts talking in spanish too.
Praise the Lord for His healing power at work in Abe. Pray for the
family for
patience and endurance during this time as it requires a lot of hard work.
Betty Thiessen

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  1. Thanks for sharing Betty. We keep praying.

  2. Hope all works out for the best, will be thinking of you all.


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