Yesterday, Daniel and I went down to La Paz on the bus to meet with the doctor to discuss the biopsy results. The report could not have been better considering everything. There is no cancer; and Daniel's emflamed liver is not even caused by an infection. Basically, what happened is that Daniel's gallbladder went bad. There are some tubes that go from the gallbladder to the liver and because the swollen gallbladder was pushing against them, they plugged up. This backed all of the bile back up into the liver causing Daniel's liver to also swell and causing the severe jaundice.
The gallbladder (source of the problems) has been removed. Therefore, the doctor said for Daniel to take a month to rest, eat, drink a lot, and just give the liver some time to heal, and he should be as good as new! We just thanked and praised the Lord for the wonderful report! How gracious and wonderful He is to us!
Daniel's case was very complicated and the doctor still does not understand all of it. Someone with Daniel's condition should have been in severe pain, but Daniel never was. In fact, the scans and Daniel's symptom's pointed to cancer. This prompted the doctor to want to get inside him right away and check things out. The doctor told us yesterday that if Daniel hadn't gotten in when he did and let the problem continue for even another week, he would have been in very bad shape.
The Lord directed everything so clearly! I look forward to sharing in the next posts some of the many things He taught me through this trial. Right now, my job is to keep Daniel's glass full of water, cook him whatever he wants, keep the children "somewhat" quiet so Daddy can rest :), and just thank the Lord for answering prayer! He is so good!
Daniel talking on the phone with his brother giving him the good news while we waited for a taxi to take us back to the bus station.