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APD Training - Done.

Training is done. We could go home tomorrow, but we have an appointment on Thursday. We'll be staying till at least Thursday.

Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) training began and ended today. It's very simple. The hard part, compared to the manual method, is putting your faith into a machine that may or may not co-operate. Tonight will be the first time on the machine. It occurs while he sleeps and the machine does everything except hook, unhook or make dinner.

What's the next step you ask?

Getting home.
Getting Immigration sorted. He'll likely be denied, then we appeal.
Get the ball rolling on my US Immigration.
Getting his eyes done so he can work, I can work, and we can be self sustaining financially.
Keeping him well.

Our church has been a huge help, HUGE.


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