April 19, 2012
It was one of those scary, exhausting nights- getting out of bed at 2am because Seth was having an asthma attack. on retreat. in a town we were unfamiliar with. He was barking and wheezing, unable to breathe deep. His finger nails were getting a bluish tint. We had to get him to a hospital. Would there be a hospital? The night guard heard our commotion- Seth sounded bad. And he brought the night manager. As soon as he saw Seth he said, let's get in your vehicle. I'll take you to the hospital. TIA #1- this man coming with us to the hospital in the middle of the night.
At the hospital they got an IV in Seth on the first try- amazing. Love gift from Jesus. And after three medicines, moved us from Triage to a private room. They were admitting us. Sweet mama nurse kept praying and saying "God is good. God is kind. You are a good boy". Such an encouragement. TIA #2- the faith and strength of this older Ugandan woman.
Josh left to get some rest while I "slept" in bed with Seth. When he called later to see what I needed him to bring, I said- a thermos of chai. I need sugar and caffeine. The hotel did not have any small thermoses. But the restaurant coordinator, Honest, whom I had been working with, sent me chai in her own personal travel mug. TIA #3- chai sent in her own mug- such generosity of spirit.
I love this country and her people. Seth is doing fine now- thank you for your prayers that crazy night and day. God hears and answers!
**edited and reposted from the archives