Thursday, March 27, 2014

Osiris Update

Osiris came for a visit today and got to see her little brother and sister also (living at children's center). They came to the hospital first, then we took them down to the children's center.
Osiris was so thrilled to show us how famous she is. She is the new model for the Honduran children's cancer foundation. You can see her at She is also going to be in a commercial for the cancer foundation too. Her treatment is coming along well and the doctors say she is responding well. I asked her mom, Erlinda, how many units of blood and platelets she has received. She has gotten 14 units of blood and 16 units of platelets. She is starting to grow again and actually looks stronger and healthier. 
Osiris showing us on the internet her famous picture.

She had to show all the docs too. ;)
Then we went down to the children's center and had a grand reunion with little brother and sister.

Huge hugs!

Mom and baby Dilcia

Hilber, Dilcia, and Osiris

Osiris had to go visit everyone. After being inpatient for 2 weeks and being very sick for such a long time, she knows just about all of the employees.
Visiting nurses and Tomas in the Emergency Room

Me and Osiris

Busy times

I have been super busy lately. I have had to go in late at night several times in the last couple of weeks, which make for tired days. We have had 3 patients pass away in the hospital in the last month and a half. One of them was an employee's 7 month old son. All 3 have been difficult for their different reasons...young being one.
I have gotten to teach some at church lately. I preached on 1 Peter 1:1-9. What a joyous passage of scripture that speaks about how we are chosen, have an imperishable inheritance stored up in heaven for us, that we have a living hope and joy in salvation. I also got to teach for father's day, which was March 19th. They celebrate Father's day in March because of the history of Catholicism, they celebrate on the day of San Jose, Jesus' father. We had a very nice sit down dinner with a program for our fathers in the church.
Father's day dinner
We had a church barbecue to help raise money for some of the projects we have going on. We still need to build another classroom, buy a new sound system, build a storage shed, and secure our water system (this doesn't include the small projects).
Cooking and starting to serve food

Children's center kids and workers eating lunch

Had 2 delightful boys for dinner one night recently. They wanted to try my food, so I made pizza and they ate it! Louis started having a laughing fit as they were leaving. He said a word that I didn't understand, and then he couldn't stop laughing. Reminded me of myself when I was younger. :)
Louis(left) and Elkin(right)-I'm not really wearing a lampshade on my head!