Thursday, July 19, 2012

Guten Morgen-an update on Jason in Peru

Guten Morgen
OK, another crazy bit about how God makes connections…A few weeks ago, I had had it up to my ears in trying to communicate with any certainty about the condition of Jason. Now, as God has so tactfully orchestrated, I now have the team of Jason’s doctors coming into the cafĂ© on a regular basis. As the story goes, the 15 year old son of Pelo (one of the doctors), really likes bacon cheeseburgers and grasshopper milkshakes…
So about Jason-At this point, we are waiting on test results from Germany. The samples have been taken from Chaska and Antauro and we should have an answer in about 9 days. I am so excited to be so connected with the doctors as it makes it much easier to get accurate information.
The doctors have been really frustrated about the process with Jason. There is a system in place here that is quite bureaucratic and riddled with paperwork and processes. The doctors are fighting against that as they are trying to save the life of my little friend. I have also found out that Jason has won the hearts of the doctors as well and has really got a good team behind him that is pulling for his healing. In fact, Jason is teaching Quechua (the local language of the Andean people) to one of the doctors while the unsuspecting doctor is greeted by Jason each morning with a good ol’ German “Guten Morgen.” These doctors want to see Jason get better as much as anyone else in the mix.
At this point, we are in a holding pattern. Depending on the information that comes back from Germany, we may have what looks like a couple of options. We have researched various international options from Argentina to Chile in South America to Germany and the US in the northern hemisphere. None of these options are easy nor cheap. However, once we figure out exactly what our final options are, then the decision will be made quickly and then move forward with the best option given the circumstances. It looks like they will need help with covering some of the cost for the family as well as some of the medical work. Not sure what this will equate to, but we will do whatever we can to help. We will keep you posted. Keep praying!

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