Erik didn’t get P day this week. He was in the hospital in Flint Michigan. He kept getting sicker and sicker all week and then went to the Insta-care last Friday. They thought he just needed to wait it out and stay on his antibiotic but by Sunday morning, Erik’s companion knew he needed help. He was coughing and couldn’t breathe very well. They called the Mission President and he told them to go to the Emergency room. Erik was admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning with Pneumonia. The mission President called us and told us that he had been admitted and gave us permission to call him!
We called him Sunday afternoon and he didn’t sound very good. He said he was on oxygen and an IV (the first of 2) His spirits were good but he was tired and no appetite. He has had many visitors including the Mission President and his wife. We called him again on Monday and he was feeling a little better. Today, Tuesday, he was released in the afternoon to go home. He found out that one lung was 2/3 full of fluid and the other was 1/3 full! It’s good they had him in the hospital!
He has to go back in 10 days for another chest x-ray to make sure the fluid is gone, but he is not taking pain medication any more and his fever is gone.
Thanks for everyone’s prayers on Erik’s behalf. We are grateful for his Mission President, his companion and those in his ward that came to check on him.
2 more weeks and he will be home!