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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Update and Travel Plans

We thank God for a successful minor surgery yesterday for Ruthie of having a feeding tube inserted into her stomach.  The surgery was quick and fairly easy and over within 45 minutes or so.  She has had some pain and

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Update on Ruthie and Immediate Prayer Request

We ask for your prayers again for Ruthie.  Today they did a Barium swallow test (using dye and an x-ray) and determined that she is not swallowing at all and it may be a very long time until she is

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Update and Prayer Requests for Ruthie

Sorry for delays in posting since we arrived in Indiana.  We have been pretty busy, although that is not an excuse.

Yesterday (Friday), Ruthie was moved to the rehab unit at Elkhart hospital.  Here she will be receiving intense therapy

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In Goshen, IN

We made it to Goshen, IN late last night (around 10:45 p.m.) after leaving around 4:00 a.m. in the morning from Quito. Safe to say it was a long day. Thankfully, the hospital staff was nice enough to allow us

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Update on Ruthie and More Information

First to all, to update you on Ruthie for today: things seem to be going better.  She is still undergoing a significant amount of pain and discomfort but that is to be expected still.  The big thing for today was

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Visit from the Carter’s

Kim’s parents visited us last week and we were able to go and see some of the sites around Ecuador.  We went to the Center of Quito to learn more history, Mindo, Santo Domingo and then just hung out in

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Update on Ruthie-May 14

Updates today from the hospital seem very positive.  Ruthie had the ventilator and breathing tube removed this morning.  It was pretty painful and she feels like she has a lot to cough up, but it’s OUT!  PRAISE THE LORD!

Joel

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Update on Ruthie

Just got a call from Earl (Joel’s dad) who said he just went to see her.  They were able to go in for a brief time last night which was very difficult for everyone.  She appeared to be uncomfortable and

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Update on Ruthie

We just got a call from Shana again at a little after 7:30PM our time that said Ruthie was out of surgery.  They talked with the surgeon and he said that the tumor had grown deep into the vertebrae which

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Update on Ruthie

We just got an update from Shana (Joel’s sister).  First of all, they didn’t get her in to surgery until about 11:45 our time (12:45 Goshen time).  This is about 2 hours late.  Please pray for the surgeon that he

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