Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Week Three: Trying Some New Things

Dr. Yuri working on McKenzie
Pin cushion
Just a little update on McKenzie's progress this week. Her headache still continues to persist, never letting up completely. That is probably the most frustrating thing for her. She has had less nausea and been sleeping pretty good. Her neck and shoulders have also loosened up a bit:) At least there are a few good things happening:)

As we have been looking at another week of waiting for the medication to start working, we decided to try something new, acupuncture.

McKenzie went to her first acupuncture appt. today with Dr. Yuri. We really liked her. Everytime she touched McKenzie's neck she would say, "Oh my, this is bad!" She could feel so much tightness in it. She also feels that there are some problems with McKenzie's spleen and pancreas, both of which were very sore and painful today. After the appt. McKenzie did say that her head was feeling a little better, but the rest of her body was hurting. Dr. Yuri did some massage as well as the acupuncture. We'll see what happens as the week progresses.

Lunch with the Bailey's
We were able to have lunch this week with Elder Taran Bailey's parents, Ed and Penni. Taran just left the MTC and is now serving in Sarajevo. McKenzie was able to share lots of great info with his parents about being on a mission in Bosnia.  I remember going to dinner with the Trumbos, (Sestra Trumbo's parents) when I learned that McKenzie was going to be in Bosnia. It is always helpful to hear that it is safe there, from people who know:)

 McKenzie was also able to spend some time with Brandie Frampton and her mom Lena this week. Brandie has been called to the same mission. McKenzie is so excited for her. They had a great time visiting. McKenzie was able to answer lots of Brandie and Lena's questions.

We continue to have faith that things will work out and that McKenzie can get some relief:) Thanks for your continued love and support of her and our family. We appreciate you!!!

1 comment:

  1. I've been reading these updates, just feeling a lot for McKenzie. I remember how frustrating it felt being sick on the mission even for a couple of days. I can't imagine it being this persistent, when all McKenzie probably wants to do is serve her mission the way she envisioned. I'm so proud of the way she's handling things. She's an inspiration, to use a slightly cheesy word. I can't think of a better one :).