32 year old Bridget arrived at the hospital last week complaining of fever, cough, diarrhea and weight loss. She was extremely thin and weighed 99 pounds. It was no surprise to us that her HIV test was positive as Bridget could have been this year’s poster child for Slim’s Disease. She fortunately is getting better with antibiotics and her initial TB tests were negative. It continues to amaze Terry and I how people endure their illnesses at home for such a long time before seeking medical care.
Jim and Terry Hake have been at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Njinikom, Cameroon since July 2010. With the prayerful support of their family and friends, and relying on Our Lord to be their daily companion, they are in the second year of a three year mission.