March 13th, 2018

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March 12--Late night phone calls

Malida got a call from Thailand last night that Grandpa II was sick. It's sometimes hard to figure out what's going on back there, but from what I gather, it sounds like he might have had a perforated bowel. They did surgery, and he is now in the ICU, on a ventilator. A perforated bowel is serious business and he will likely get sicker before he gets better.

He's in the government hospital, which is ok, but Malida is hiring a private nurse to stay with him overnight for the next few days, as staffing isn't the best. It's not unusual for families to assume some of the care in Thailand and in other countries, and we are fortunate to be able to afford some extra help.

grandpa II

Grandpa II from a few years back. I posted his hands the other day--the ones weaving a basket. Please send healing thoughts his way.