Ethiopian Sunrise from the roof of the Hilton

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dr. visit results

The Dr. appointment went well, her blood draw was successful on the first try! That is an answer to prayer. She does have ringworm in her scalp and unfortunately cannot take the medicine because it is metabolised by the liver and so are her TB drugs. This would put too much strain on her liver. She is on a topical ointment but it probably will not work. Her liver is still doing well. Her HIV numbers are not back yet. Please pray that they continue to stay within an acceptable range. Overall, she is doing well. Also, she gained a 1\2 pound this month. Thanks for your prayers.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Upcoming doctor report

Our Doctor appointment is Tuesday, January 29th. Praise will have bloodwork done to see how her liver is functioning on her TB meds, HIV viral load, and CD4 counts to see how her immune system is doing. Please pray that she will have an easy blood draw and that her numbers will be good enough so she can stay off the HIV drugs until she is done the TB drugs. There's about 5 more months until she is done taking the TB meds. She will also have a flu shot so she will not be happy. Please continue to pray for her. I will post more after the DR. appointment.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

My Ethiopian Dress

Praise knew she looked cute in her dress! She values clothes so much , more than toys. That is suprising at such a young age.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Pray For Us - Vision For The Orphan

Praise-Tinsae has been doing really well. Her fevers continue to come and go but they don't worry us. Her next Dr. appointment is January 29th.
We see changes everyday. She's making all kinds of new noises and really loves being a part of the family. She also continues to eat REALLY well. Her world still revolves around food. She giggles a lot and has also starting singing to herself. Perhaps one day her name will be her calling. We are so blessed to have her.
Thank you all so much for your prayers concerning her health and adjustment. We value your prayers. We have seen on this journey how God speaks and how He also hears. We believe that Praise's adoption is a part of a much longer journey. We believe that God wants us to do more concerning the plight of orphans. As God brings us to mind, will you please pray that God gives us a clear vision for the next step that He wants us to take and that He would also give us the faith and courage to 'go' and to 'do.'
His love is ... more than we can ever begin to imagine.
Bill & Michelle