Why call this blog Geo Girl? Because the Lord has given me such a passion for the nations, their cultures, the people there, and sharing Jesus with them. I invite you to step into the life of a simple Jesus girl who is madly in love with her King, and to join me in seeking Him more every day.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Please Pray for our Missionary Friend...
We have some friends who are missionaries on the island of Papua, in Indonesia. We recently received an email that the Dad (his name is Kevin) has contracted a mosquito born sickness called Dengue Fever. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for Dengue, so they just have to treat the symptoms, which include, but are not limited to...
·Horrible headache. There is intense pain in the forehead and behind the eyes.
·Pain in eyes; it hurts to move the eyes, neuralgia type pain.
and achiness in all the joints of the body. Known as "breakbone" fever,
this symptom is worse than all your achy flu symptoms put together. It
hurts to move. Your back will ache and there is a chilliness
onset of symptoms in 50% of the cases. A high, stunning abrupt fever,
face becomes flushed with severe, attacking back pain (lumbar region)
and joint pain.
fever (up to 104 degrees). This fever will be a "saddleback" kind of
fever. It will be there for 5-6 days, then abate for 3-4 days, and then
come back for 5-6 days. There may be profuse sweating.
·Muscles will be extremely sore and ache.
·A red rash (sometimes misdiagnosed as measles) may break out all over 6 to 12 hours before the onset of the fever.
·Lack of appetite.
·Pulse may be slower than expected with the high fever.
·Lymph glands become enlarged.
the rash may appear between day 3 and 5, which will appear slightly
raised, red patches and if pressured with finger, the redness will
disappear. Usually appears on torso first, and then spreads to extremities and chest.
Kevin is totally miserable and their family could really use your prayers right now.