For the first time since being overseas one of us is really sick. Tyler has always struggled with asthma but normally we are able to keep it under control. For 10 days now though he has really had a hard time and our normal methods of taking care of him are not working. After listening to him cough for so many days and not being able to find a doctor here, I called a doctor in Texas. He had come here on a mission trip back in July, right after we moved here, and left me his email. He was so great to walk me through what I needed to do differently. Of course, it is all a guessing game as to what is wrong since there are no x-ray machines here in Gracias. I felt bad for the doctor. I am sure it is not easy to diagnose a kid you have never seen over the phone but he was great about it. By just listening to Tyler’s symptoms he thinks that Tyler has a-typical pneumonia. We have been this route before so I was not too worried after the doctor gave me all the prescriptions that I needed to get Tyler on. So we went looking today. One of the things on the list was a scale so that we can know how much medicine to give him. We looked in four stores to no avail. We asked around and were told that they were not sold here. We are going to try to find a doctor with one this afternoon. We were also looking for antibiotics, albuterol and nasal spray. I found none of them. I have made a list of what we do have here and hopefully one of those will work. I know that God is in control but it is much easier to believe that when things are going easy. However regardless of how I feel, my God is in control and cares for my children. Please pray that He will help us find the right medication and heal Tyler quickly.
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