We had made it back from the Mayo Clinic on Wednesday evening and tried to get back to some sense of "normal" family life. The older kids got back to school and the younger ones got to spend some time with mommy after not seeing her for 4 days.
Then Friday started out with a Doctor's appointment for me. I am finally giving-in to the pain in my back and was directed by Kami that I should get to a doctor. When we made it home from the doctor's office, we ate a quick lunch and Kami went to lay down.
After about an hour, she was in so much pain that we needed to take her to the ER. We didn't know if they would be able to figure anything out about her "mystery" illness, but we needed to get her out of pain. The ER staff were great and they treated us with extra-special care when they found out we were missionaries. The ER doctor ran more blood tests and ordered a CT scan of her head but reported that he didn't know what else to do. His exact words were, "I don't know what else to do. The doctors at the Mayo Clinic are a whole lot smarter than I am. But at least we can get you out of pain."
So with that, they gave Kami some pain medication through her IV. The medication worked quickly and it was good to see some of the pain leave her countenance and she even closed her eyes and took a snooze. We spent 6 hours in the ER and made it back 'home' at about 7 p.m., a little bit discouraged, extremely tired, but thankful that Kami was able to have some relief from the pain for a while.
The kids rode/worked on the bus route this morning for church. Then Josh worked in the Junior Church as well. And the greatest part of church today was that Kami was able to attend the Sunday school and main services! She is officially worn out and in pain, but she was so excited to be in the services today.
Please keep praying for our family, we know that God has our answers just around the corner...
Until next time...
Bro. Patrick Gimenez