We are in Kitgum this week. This is about 2 & 1/2 hours NE of Gulu in northern Uganda. We have been the medical part of a community clinic on Monday and Tuesday. We have seen 178 patients so far. This has been well received, as we are trying to draw people in to a new church that is forming in this city. We will be doing the same thing on Wednesday and Thursday too.
It is 9:30pm in Uganda, and we are celebrating Jamil's surgery today. I talked to Dr. Agabe late this afternoon.
|Jamil the day before surgery.|
|Jamil after surgery.|
Jamil came through the surgery well, and Dr. Agaba feels that the tumor is benign, but pathology will tell us for sure. It (the tumor) was wrapped all around the optic nerve, so it had to be removed as well. This necessitates that Jamil will not regain vision in the right eye. His eye has been salvaged, so once all is healed, his eye could appear pretty normal. Fred is supposed to be sending me some pictures, and I will post them to this blog when they arrive. Thank you for your prayers for Jamil. I am praying that his healing and this display of God's love to him by many of you, will allow for talks of Jesus with his family.
Thanks again for your support.
Update 4/18/12 I talked to Fred tonight. He said that Jamil is doing well. He is eating well and is sitting up. He still has on a compressive dressing. He will likely be able to go home on Saturday.