"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. We worked day and night in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you." 1 Thessalonians 2:8-9

This blog is much more than our family and our crazy antics. After being overseas in Haiti for 4 years we prayed about coming back to the States and just still felt like God was going to use our family overseas...so here we go again. The big move to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and now the school growing and moving to Barbados. We just can't seem to rest until our family can love as many as we can to relationships with Christ. We always feel so blessed to meet the many people we get to serve with overseas, and of course love that you are reading with us as we serve in a new culture!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Access to good medical care is huge!

      Everyone always thinks Barbados must have everything since such a tourist spot.  I have discovered what they don't have!  Medicine!  Typically I have had extra on hand of different antibiotics and others in case of problems.  For this season, we had none.

     So, I got an infection here.  Did not have antibiotics. These are pretty common for me here- hot climate, not drinking enough, etc. Went to the doctor and they informed me that the medicine was out all over the island, has to be a specific because of breastfeeding!  Has been for 9 months and no hope to get any in the near future.  I explained was in pretty bad pain- we have no visitors coming for a month.  So, no way to get anything brought in.  She quickly assigned a medicine.  Started it, realized it was not helping and instead was making me having a bad reaction.  So, she gave me another medicine, which our family friend doctor informed me was not for it either and was for STD's.  Called the doctor and she said, yes- those medicines weren't for your infection, but there is nothing here to give you, so thought  I would try those.

      Sure made me grateful for all the doctors and medicines over the years was so easily able to get just by an appointment or calling in that day!  Then, on top of all that after trying all these antibiotics I developed a yeast infection.  And of course the doctor informed me they don't have the medicine for that either currently:)

    Would appreciate your prayers we can figure out a solution.  Thank you.