it has been a very long time since ive been here. Im so glad to be able to connect with you now. I have an amazing update on Daniella and her situation. Here goes:-
Thanks to GOD, Daniella was able to return home for a visit in June of this year.It was so special to see her. At the airport I couldnt contain my tears and the rest of the children were laughing at how emotional I got. Sadly, she was only home for 9 days because thanks to GOD, she managed to secure voluntary work in a hospital and so had to get back before her au pair visa expired and then start the visa process for the new job. At the airport I didnt notice that she might be sick. She looked ok, but thin. Anyway, she needed to see the dentist and I manged to do this for her. She shared about her stay in Germany, how badly the second family had treated her. They stopped paying for her monthly bus ticket and I had to step in and get some money to her because she stayed out in a village and needed to get back and forth for school. She also spoke about how poorly they ate. The family were not well off and sometimes she'd go to bed having eaten just bread. I assumed that this is why she was looking so thin. Anyway her flight back to Germany was far from nice as she suffered badly with her ears and I didnt know then that this was one of her symptoms for her illness. Anyway, GOD provided in an amazing way because for the month of July she would not be earning an income and needed somewhere to stay. A German lady from our church stepped in and organised a couple from her hometown, near to where she once stayed, to take care of her. How wonderful this was. They didnt want any money for accommodation but just that Daniella could help around the house. A few days after her return my phone rang early morning and it was Daniella. I dont know why I was afraid to answer but when I did I couldnt believe what I was hearing. She needed to be hospitalised immediately as she was very ill. Her iron count was 2.9 and was in danger of going into cardiac arrest. Also, her haemoglobin was in a bad way and her blood was not clotting. She was crying on the phone and I went into shock. On top of her having to be hospitalised I wondered where we were going to get the money to pay for the treatment? But GOD is so good! She told the doctor she wanted to go home to Zimbabwe because she didnt have money for the hospitalisation and they told that they do not operate that way - they were going to treat her first and then sort out the money issue. So in she went and had all sort of tests done on her, from daily blood transfusions to iron infusions to blood control, bone marrow biopsy and then having a camera inserted down her tummy. She said that the bone marrow biopsy was the worst pain she has ever experienced. They even sent her blood to Munich for testing and we than heard that Daniella has one of the rare blood types. Long story short - she spent 4 weeks in hospital and missed the start of her new job. They concluded that the asprin she was taking for her migraines caused poisoning in her body and so no matter what they were doing in the beginning, her body was not absorbing iron. It was so scary because I thought that I would lose her. My church were amazing and got together in urgent prayer on a daily basis. And then another amazing provision came from GOD. My ex landlord decided that I needed to be with Daniella and offered to buy me a ticket to Germany. I couldnt believe it!! I contacted the German Embassy in Zimbabwe and explained my situation and they rose to the occassion - they truly helped me so much. In a matter of days I had a visa to go to Germany. On top of this, the German lady from church gave me 200euro for transport, lent me her cellphone and assisted with a letter of obligation to the German embassy from her brother in Germany. I also had other people in Germany offer their assistance. Daniella's friends from her language school took it upon themselves to accommodate me. Wow! I was so blessed by all of this They showed me the transport system and I was able to get to the hospital everyday to stay with Daniella. I was only in Germany for 5 days and left before she was released. On the day of her release at home I received another call from Daniella and she was crying. I thought dear Lord I dont know if I can handle anymore. However, she called to tell me more amazing news. She said that there were 5 steps in the house she was staying in and those steps always were a challenge for her. Because her body was suffering she would get to the top of the 5th step and be gasping for breath and be dizzy. On her first day out of the hospital, she looked at the steps and braced herself then ran up the stairs(only 5 steps). When she reached the top she waited to feel out breath and dizzy - nothing happened. So she ran down the steps and up again and still nothing. She then sat down on the steps and sobbed and sobbed and praised GOD for her healing and then phoned me. I too sobbed. GOD took a very scary situation and helped Daniella more than I could ever imagine. Everything overwhelmed me that at times I couldnt even pray. Once she settled down they had to go to the hospital to sort out the bills and this scared her. Again the goodness of GOD - her itsy bitsy insurance cover had sorted out ALL the bills because her treatment was an emergency!!!! Praise be to GOD. And her job were also obligated to give her time to recover but Daniella felt that she couldnt wait and started work a week some days after hospital(which was a week after she was supposed to start). She is based in Bad Hersfeld in a hospital in the cardio dept. She says its hard hard work but she loves it and uses her faith to minister to the patients. She also has her own little apartment on the hospital grounds but most important says that she has finally been give the break she longed for for so long - health!!! I didnt know how serious Daniella was even back at home. If she were to have gotten sick here in Zimbabwe she would surely have died because no money, no treatment and as a family i cant afford medical insurance. Even up until now I sit in awe of GOD and how He worked out everything. Now she does not have to live on iron infusions as her body is able to finally absorb iron. Of course she will live on iron supplements and must take care of her diet. She jokes at how beetroot juice is something she has grown to love. When she moved to her apartment, she had nothing really and one day got home to find her apartment full of groceries and electrical goods she desparately needed. Apparantly the couple she stayed with in July organised their fellow church members to help out. This couple has been so very good to Daniella and treat her as their daughter. All I can say is thank You Father, thank You, blessed be Your Holy name.
Edited by Cleopatra, 16 September 2015 - 02:43 AM.