BOLAM Weekly Update: Two New Boys Doing Fine; Mom Still in the Hospital
* Children: Primrose reports that Amanya, Joseph, and Friday were taken to the clinic for minor health issues feeling under the weather. Please pray for their health and recovery. Cheeky Alex took the Keirungi cell phone to school claiming it was a toy. What are we going to do with little Alex? Life at Keirungi would certainly be much more boring without his antics (this could be a good thing!). Thank you for praying for all of our children: Joseph, Alex, Amanya, Kato, Kakuru, Gift, Night, Determine, Murungi, Antony, Deo, Opio, Odongo, Blessing, Shalom, Nunu, Evelyn, Friday, Namara, Innocent Tumuhimbise and Innocent Tumwesigye.
* Intake: As briefly reported last week, we brought in two boys—Innocent Tumuhimbise and Innocent Tumwesigye—who were placed by the probation officer. Tumuhimbise is about four years old and was severely burnt. Tumwesigye is about seven years old and very smart. They are from Mbarara, a nearby district. Upon arriving at Keirungi, they ran to the swings and were very talkative and curious about everything. See photos of the boys on the "What's New" page of this website.
* International Adoption Net (IAN): We have been in consultations with International Adoption Net about contracting with them to help facilitate international adoptions from Uganda.
* The Ugandan is Coming! Primrose is set to travel and arrive on November 22. What a birthday present! It will be three months since I’ve been in the presence of the most wonderful woman in the world.
Cox Family/Ugandan Life Update:
* Mom: Today is Day #9 for my mom’s hospital stay at Sky Ridge Medical Center. She is still very weak. They are giving her nutrition through an IV and she is receiving a blood transfusion this evening. Depending on her strength and progress, she may be discharged in a few days. She will need to go to a skilled nursing facility as she regains her strength (she was barely able to get out of bed today). You know your loved one has been in the hospital too long when s/he calls you on the phone and says, “When are you coming back home?” Mom enjoyed visits this week from family and friends, the hospital chaplain, Snickers (a beautiful Labradoodle), massage therapists (twice), and a harpist.
* Primrose: Primrose is doing well and tying up things before departing Friday.
* Samuel: Samuel is enjoying life in Broomfield and looking forward to his mom coming.