Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Dengue Update


Jackie also has dengue. She and Brian were taken to the doctors this evening by a missionary friend. Praise the Lord, a Paraguayan friend is coming over to help tomorrow and Friday and possibly the entire weekend if needed.

Its hard to be here in Venezuela and not able to help them. But God knows and hears our prayers. The doctor told Jackie to go in if her fever gets too high or if she has vomiting, which sometimes happens with dengue. If she gets that sick she will be hospitalized and put on an IV.

Dengue is a mosquito born virus. It causes severe headaches, aching bones, high fever and nausea. The only treatment is re-hydration and Tylenol. It causes the blood to thin and can cause hemorrhaging. We pray theirs is Classic Dengue,which, although painful, does not cause hemorrhaging.

5 comments:

Happymama said...

Bless their hearts. I'll say a prayer for them and their family right NOW! I know it must be hard knowing your daughter and family are going through this and you can't be there with them. I'll pray for you too.

~Kristi

Sis. Julie said...

How horrible. I just said a prayer for them.

Pam said...

I know you want to be there for her! I requested prayer for Brian tonight and for Jackie and Elena not to get it. I guess she already had it by then. Bless her heart! What about Elena, does she seem to be okay right now?

Anonymous said...

Duae sister in Christ muestro Salcador... He is able, we will continue to pray... Dios los guarde a todos del peligro.
Cristina Balint

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I don't know you but I am certainly going to praying for you as well as your family. May God bless and keep them. Thanks for letting me comment. Connie from Texas.