Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Good News, Not So Good News

Ok, where to start.  I'll start with the not so good news.  We heard from Brett, the Ethiopian Coordinator from our adoption agency, today.  She just returned from her trip to Ethiopia.  While she was over there they found out Denver has Malaria.  As if that wasn't bad enough, for some reason they have "shelved" the Malaria medication over there.  Meaning they couldn't get him the medication he needed.  So Brett got in touch with a doctor from Georgia who happened to be in Ethiopia picking up his adopted child.  He was able to get in contact with his wife who had to stay home for some reason.  She was able to get the right medication.  She in turn sent the medication to a couple in California who was about to leave for Ethiopia.  That couple was able to take the medication over and they were able to get it to Denver.  So now he'll have to be on that medication for a week.  After that he shouldn't need anymore medication.  However, once you have Malaria, you always have Malaria.  From what we've read and what we've been told, the biggest problem with Malaria is you will occasionally come down with flu like symptoms.  It's just something you have to learn to live with.  Brett did say that he was as happy as could be and you wouldn't even know he was sick.  For more information on Malaria you can read about it on this website http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/about/index.html.  We are just thankful for the couples that helped get him the medicine he needed.  It's sad to think that not everyone is as blessed.  So for now, if you could, keep him in your prayers.  And hopefully we'll have him home soon.

Speaking of getting him home soon. Now it's time for the good news.  WE HAVE A COURT DATE!!!  February 9th we will be in Ethiopia!  We will be there for approximately one week.  During this time we will be able to spend time with Denver from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm everyday.  So let the trip planning begin. 


  1. WOOOOHOOOOO!!! Yay for a court date!!!

  2. Totally awesome! Do you need miles to help with airlines?

  3. Anything helps, if you have some miles to spare :)