Jacob is going back out today! He is doing so much better. We feel so grateful that he is doing so well. We are grateful for many prayers! We had the awesome experience of talking to him this morning! He sounds like a million bucks!!! We are so grateful for Dr. Borda, President Dorius, and all of the sweet Elders who have had to stay with Jacob in the hospital! We are also grateful for the Clinica Anglo Americana and their staff. He didn't know where he was going but we do know where ever he goes he will be in the Lord's hands. He got to talk to Grandma and Grandpa Bryce and Uncle Keith too! I miss that boy and it feels like thunder!
I wouldn't want him anywhere else! Our hearts are full!
On Wednesday, I received a wonderful e-mail from Jacob's Doctor. See below.
From: Tomas Borda Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 5:36 PM
To: Sawyer, Maryann
Subject: Re: Elder Jacob Sawyer
Dear Mr and Mrs Sawyer, first I would like to thank your prayers and blessings, I know you must be worried, but I can tell you now that Jacob is doing very well, his got no fever, eating, and walking, may be a little pain yn the operating aerea, but thats kind of normal for what he had.
His appendix was completly necrotic whith a little puncture but not broken and with a regular amount of free pus in the abdomen. We where able to take it out with no complications at all (thankfully)
We did a laparoscopic peritoneal lavage that was very satisfactory.
I believe that he is going to be at list 2 more days hospitalized because of the IV treatment (antibiotic) that is requiered for this cases.
Please try not to be worried, we are treating him as the nice person he is.
Feel free to get in touch with me any time, i´ll be glad to keep you posted.
Tomas Borda MD
----- Original Message -----
From: Sawyer, Maryann
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:32 AM
Subject: Elder Jacob Sawyer
Buenos Dias, Doctor Borda,
I apologize that I am unable to speak or write to you in Espanol.
I am writing to you today regarding my son, Elder Jacob Sawyer. We have spoken to Jacob and the Mission President, President Dorius, and he sounds very good. We hope that his recovery is going according to your expectations. We feel very blessed that he is in your expert care.
May we ask a couple of questions?
1. Was Jacob’s appendix ruptured?
2. How long do you expect him to be in the hospital?
We would like to express our families gratitude for the excellent care that you and the staff at Clinica Anglo Americana have provided to our son. Especially, we are grateful to our Father in Heaven for your expertise, Dr. Borda. We pray for you and your staff every day as you care for Jacob. We are very grateful!
Thank you again for the expert care you are providing to our son,
Kent and Mary Ann Sawyer (Jacob’s parents)