Mikayla is out in Cagayan de Oro with the high school for outdoor education. They are working with Habitat for Humanity to help build houses for people who lost their houses in flooding. They have seen the "tent town" where the villagers have been living since the flooding. They are also assisting in helping a church rebuild.
Today, I was able to find a few pictures on FaceBook to share with you all about their trip. This is from their worship time this morning at the church they are assisting.
After consulting with three of Jerard's doctors yesterday, this is what we've learned :
~The function Jerard lost in this last major seizure episode he will most likely not regain. We'd noticed that also from his seizures in 2010 - after losing the left side function of his body he really hadn't regained any use even with physical therapy.
So we are looking at a "new normal". He is quiet, doesn't move much. He will continue to be fed with a naso-gastric tube for another 3 - 4 months. Then, if no swallowing has returned, he will have a permanent tube inserted into his stomach (so he doesn't have a tube hanging out of his nose all the time.)
He continues to take two anti-seizures medications and get nebulized every four hours for breathing.