Doctor Castillo has been trying to find out what caused the cellulitis in Lon's leg, but he didn't want to take a culture of it. He didn't want to take a chance of more infection from the culture. On Monday morning, he came in to check on Lon and saw that his foot was peeling. We had just thought that he had dry skin cause there was no redness or itching, just peeling skin. Dr. Castillo got real excited, ordered his assistant to scrape some of the skin into a tube and have it tested. It came back positive, athletics foot. This has been the cause of the cellulitis and now we can treat it so it never happens again. We are thankful for the still small voice that urged us to stay in the hospital for two more days so that this could be diagnosed. "tender mercies"
On Tuesday afternoon, Lon was released from the hospital.
The rash is looking better, but we have more antibiotics to take for a week. Notice, the black spots are gone now. We are licking this thing.
Wednesday morning, we attended our Presidency meetings at the temple. By the time we got home, President Thompson was exhausted. He is starting to realize how tired you can get from being in bed for 8 days fighting an infection. But we are not going to keep him down for long.
Thursday we served our shift from 2-9:30 pm. It did feel good to be back to service. We had a quiet evening though, cause of the protests going on in the city. The bus drivers were protesting because of the lack of protection from the extortionists by the police so they shut down the buses for the day. The morning shift only had 16 patrons in the temple all morning. We did better in the afternoon with at least 16 in each session and double that in the last one. The leg was not as swollen after this shift but we were both glad that Friday was a day off for more rest.
We are fading more and more each day. This was taken on Friday morning. When we were in Xela, we finally found Lon his very own apron.Everyone has been worried that I would have to take over all the cooking again, but I have assured them that the Saturday before all this happened, President Thompson made enough food to fill the freezer for two weeks.
You can't keep a good cook down. He is making his first pizza, but has decided that it is just cheaper to buy them than to make them.
Saturday morning, 4:00am, and we open the temple. We had a wonderful day starting with a full session every half hour till 7, and then every hour. We are starting to understand more and more of our new duties. It's kind of unnerving to know that "you" are the one who answers the questions and makes the final decisions when a problem arises. What a relief to know that our Heavenly Father is there to guide and direct us. We came home about 2:00, had a nap, and loafed the rest of the day. We even watched the movie, "Dennis the Mennis".
This morning, President Burk and President Thompson went to the RCC, Regional Correlation Council for the East Mission. Our Sundays are definitely going to change now. Stake Conferences are starting up again in August. I have two talks written so I can work on the Spanish and hopefully look at the audience once in a while as I talk.One last look at the leg this week. As you can see, the rash is fading daily. We go to the doctor on Wednesday, cause it is our day off again. This time President Burk wants President Thompson to drive. He is to get used to driving here now in case we have to drive ourselves to a conference. No one realizes just how small of a town we are from and how frightening driving in this huge city is. Hopefully we won't get lost.
We pray that each of you has had a wonderful week and that you are well and happy. We have overcome this trial and are looking forward to serving with health and strength from now on. We feel the arms of our Heavenly Father around us and know that we are where we are supposed to be, doing the work that we have been called to do. Families can be forever. We love you, miss you, and pray for you always. Lon and Nancy, Dad and Mom, Grandpa and Grandma.