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Update on Ruthie

Posted by on March 1, 2014



Thank you for all of your prayers for Joel’s mom, Ruth Delp. Yesterday, she was moved from the hospital in Chicago to an Acute Care Hospital in Mishawaka, IN, so she is much closer to home now, which is better for everyone. She needs more time in the hospital as she is still healing and adjusting to the tracheostomy. She has been doing better with the trache each day. She can now speak a little and has eaten a little bit of food. Otherwise, she is now getting her nutrition through the G-Tube. She will have her next appointment with Medical Oncologist in Chicago next Wednesday and will probably start chemo next Thursday. Please pray that this happens so we can start to fight the tumor growth. Thank you everyone so much for your prayers!!!

Because of the medical difficulties for Ruthie and our desire to help Joel’s parents through this difficult time, we have decided to move our departure date for Ecuador to March 18th.  Basically all of our goals for this year remain the same… starting with language school in Quito, opening the clinic and building the first home as well as moving to Cayambe and having our second child (that one’s not really a goal… but a reality!) but just our departure for Ecuador is being pushed back a little.


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