Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Zane: No news is good news

So along the lines of no news being good news...

Danae went to the ER Monday, where everybody was expecting her, from the infectious disease attending to the infectious disease fellow to the chief resident to the senior resident to the ER attending to everybody else. Everybody was very nice.

The infectious disease specialist spent 50 minutes with Zane, something I haven't done since medical school, and then several hours afterward researching what tests she wanted to order.

At some point, we will give you the very extensive and very impressive list of tests they ran.

Danae spent 12 hours in the ER Monday, was given the option to go home, which she accepted, then reported back Tuesday for more testing.

We still don't know what's going on with Zane, but this is only the second time in six weeks that he's gone more than two days without fever and he's now at four days.

All the specialist physicians have been very reassuring that we made the right decision to bring Zane back to America when we did. However, there are as many different opinions for his diagnosis as there are physicians who have consulted on him. Everything from malaria to typhoid to pneumonia to something viral to tuberculosis to who knows what else. All diagnoses so far, however, are treatable. That's all we care about. God is still good, in case you were wondering.

olen and danae

Olen phone: +235 62 16 04 93
Danae phone: +235 62 17 04 80

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  1. Prayer is powerful --- God IS good --- the devil is trying his best to "mess" with you guys --- we will all continue to pray for complete healing and a hedge of protection around you all as you serve the people of Tchad.

    The Hurlows

  2. I've prayed for you and your sweet baby many times since my friend Wendy Moulder told me about what you're going through.

    I am a missionary's child. I lived 6 very formative years in Africa. I wouldn't change it for the world. May God sustain you and protect you as you do His work on the front lines.

    Praying for you,

  3. Olen,
    I have been thinking about and praying for you guys since I saw Kristin's post. I will continue to pray for a treatable diagnosis and healing for Zane as well as strength and comfort for you guys. I admire the work you do and know God will bless and keep your family.


  4. May the Lord continue to make things clear for the doctors who are treating Zane. Praise the Lord that the fever has dissipated for 4 days.

  5. I am glad that Zane is getting the work up and attention he needs. I am keeping you all in my prayers. -cristin o

  6. Dear Olen and Danae,
    I have just discovered this blog by chance (was it by chance?)... We are crying with you and praying for you...
    Daniel and Teodora

  7. Dear Olen and Diane,
    Just came across your story and was touched by what your are going through. I am praying for Zane that there will be an accurate diagnosis followed by a speedy recovery. I am praying for you guys that God will give you the strength, peace, and the comfort that you need at this time. Claim the promise in Genesis 25:15 - And behold I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

  8. I'm so sorry. May God be with you. May He hear all of [y]our prayers, and answer according to his loving-kindness.
    Christine (MI)