Kasalehlia! We are the Kihleng family and we are missionaries to the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. This blog is to keep friends and family (and whoever else is interested!) updated on what we are doing in the islands. So check back here often to see updates on our ministry as well as our ever growing family!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Update on Kaylinn!

Ok, WOW!  Since my last update SO much has happened I hardly know where to begin!
Kaylinn continued to run a high fever the entire flight.  She wasn't too fussy, though did have one incident of vomiting but other than that the flight was ok, just VERY long and exhausting.  A couple leaving Pohnpei were also on the flight and he is an ICU nurse and talked with us a lot about Kaylinn.  He was very helpful and encouraging.  We thank God for bringing people such as these along our paths that can really encourage.  Plus, it was a great comfort knowing there was an ICU nurse on the plane in case of emergency with Kaylinn!  We arrived in Hawaii around 4:00 AM and settled in to try to get some rest - it wasn't very restful as Kaylinn didn't really want to sleep at that point.  We left a couple of hours before our appointment to make sure we could find everything fine.  Once we arrived at the hospital and talked the woman at the information desk, this very rude woman informed us we didn't have the proper information and we weren't in the system and there was nothing they could do for us!  Needless to say, it was a stressful couple of hours trying to get things figured out.  I will suffice it to say, there are certain people who simply have no business working at an information "help" desk.  After about 2 hours of frustration another man who worked at the hospital walked by and asked if he could help.  I explained the situation (Kaylinn had fallen asleep at this point so Rickson was walking around with her) and this man simply made one phone call, then personally took us to the right office. We thank God for bringing another person into our life to help out!  Of course we were in the system and our appointment was set; for some reason the other woman just did not want to help us figure it out.  This man went out of his way to help and remedy the situation.  He even stopped by later to make sure we were ok!  
The doctor was wonderful!  She was so personable and understanding and wants to do everything she can to figure out Kaylinn's problem.  She has ruled out several of the possibilities of the cause of Kaylinn's problem but still does not know what it could be, though she said she is leaning toward the possibility of seizures.  We were at the hospital all afternoon and into the evening.  The x-rays and all were rather traumatic for Kaylinn (she even threw up a few more times all over radiology - and mommy) but she got through it.  The x-rays showed nothing though so they are scheduling her for a bronchoscopy, EEG, and sleep study.  Unfortunately though, the doctor explained, none of this can be done quickly.  We have no idea how long we will have to be here - a circumstance that is a little worrisome (though we know God is in control and knows!).  The doctor considered admitting Kaylinn now, but has decided that we can keep her with us though if she shows even the slightest problem again, to bring her straight to the ER to be admitted.  We are hoping to hear by morning when the other tests are scheduled for.  
Thank you for your continued prayers.  We are in much need of prayer right now!  The past two days have been difficult and stressful.  It is nice now to have a bit of a "quiet" evening.  Kaylinn took a long nap and is now playing with daddy while I catch up on email and this blog using the free wi-fi at Starbucks (how we've missed Starbucks!).  I will keep updating as often as I can.  


cheri said...

Susan! How I have been praying for you, Rickson, and your precious angel! God NEVER makes mistakes! Thanks so much for the update...Know that there is a ton of love being sent with our prayers for you!

Emily Campbell said...

Just want to let you know we are praying for you and Kaylinn! Thank you so much for keeping us updated.

Mrs. Pizo said...

I hope that answers continue your way. You have been in my prayers.

Chatugah said...

I'm keeping everyone updated at Rincon Baptist Temple! We're praying for your family!!
Linda Howard