If you told me 20 years ago that I would spend two weeks in India to adopt a little boy, I would have looked at you sideways and said, “No chance.” India was not on the top of my list of places to visit. And I probably would have laughed if you told me I would be able to navigate the floors of a major hospital in Delhi, the second most populous city in the world, by myself. It is clear that the Lord’s plan for me was far better than I could have imagined as a teenager.
Yesterday as we went to sleep we cried tears of joy and thanksgiving for the faithfulness of our God. Ravi was discharged and we were all together in our hotel room last night. While it took some time for the sedatives to metabolize, we have seen steady improvement in his health. Although the doctors were not able to determine what caused the fever and vomiting, because Ravi’s MRI came back clear, they believe the seizures were from the fever and severe dehydration.
We feel Ravi received thorough and sufficient care during his 48 hour hospitalization. We will forever be grateful for the doctors and nurses in Delhi that took their time evaluating and caring for our son.
We are now navigating how to help Ravi continue to grow stronger and keep his little body stabilized. We have offered him so many foods but he pushes them away. The only food he will currently take is a mashed banana and warm milk. Please continue to pray over his health – specifically that he begins to eat regularly and more variety so he is able to get the nutrients he needs.
The appointments necessary to obtain Ravi’s visa have been rescheduled for Monday and Tuesday. If those go according to plan we should be able to make our return flight December 11th. We also ask that you pray over our exit permits. These papers take the longest to process and can be difficult to track down.
We will spend today laying low in our hotel room. Rest is our number one priority at the moment. Thank you again for your constant prayer. We are so grateful for each of you.