Thursday, December 22, 2011

Updates, updates. Read all about it

Summer's health:  

I finally completed my last dose of Primaquine!  Its been a looooong battle with some "wounds" along the way.  The initial treatment brought with it a very scary side effect known as methemoglobinemia.  The medication was stopped immediately and a new course was taken.  However, the new course also brought its fair share of nasty side effects which have yet to resolve {fatigue, joint pain, anemia and a low white blood cell count}.  Please pray for a complete healing for my body.


The "Childs Right Committee" paid a visit to our home this week--after a very intense discussion with Zane.  The children were in the middle of a homeschool lesson when they arrived {a good sight considering the threats were centered around our children's education}.  They questioned us-- from what we feed the children to the play equipment we have available. It was all a little over the top, but we "played their game."  

The most unnerving part was when the police officer got up into each of the children's faces asking them if they were happy {I am not sure what six year old would be "happy" with an unknown, uniformed police officer in their face}.  Needless to say, we "passed" the home inspection/visit.  However, the question of education still loomed.  

After the meeting Zane had an appointment with the District Education Officer for this area.  He is a very learned man who is willing to work with us, as long as we are working within the perimeters of the law, which we are.  Right now we are in the process of having our little school registered as a non-formal education center, but for this to take place, we must have 50 students.  That's where a local children's home comes in.  A woman from New Zealand, who runs a children's home in Kitgum, felt God leading her to start homeschooling her younger children...Please pray with us as we meet about the details of both coming together and having a non-formal education center registered in Kitgum!


"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

PRAYING with you for complete healing and homeschooling!!!

YIKES- I would be scared with a police officer in my face!!!

Donna said...

Praying for your health. And that the education issues are solved. Merry Christmas

Acceptance with Joy said...

Wow! I pray this educational plan works out for you guys. Glad to hear you are slowly getting your health back.

Laura homy homes hollers said...

Homy....FYI, I just typed 'oh my' not homy...autocorrect humor that I will leave for enjoyment.

Ohmy. Such hoops through one must jump. I wonder if this proves true for all homes hollers or ones with large families? So happy to hear of your friends children down the road + maybe orphans as well? attending your little one room class. If team teaching is possible, some serious fun learning experiences could ensue.

FYI " homes hollers" is another autocorrect. What s the deal with apple? It's home schoolers people!

Good giggles, though. :-) love ya.

His Hands His Feet Today said...

Glad you passed and trust that this new way of doing things leads to lots of fruit!!!

blessedmomto8 said...

How scary WOW! BLESSINGS and healing to your home!

Treasures Evermore said...

I had heard that prmaquine had awful side affects so when I went to Africa I took Malarone and there were NO side affects. You might want to consider changing...even though I know it's more expensive.

Will be praying for continued favour with the government.

Mama in Uganda said...

Thanks for the "advice" Treasure Evermore.

Unfortunately, the ONLY radical cure for the type of relapsing malaria I had is Primaquine.

Blessings and joy,

;-) said...

Thank you for the update! May you have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!