Last month Susana (Haydee's mom) was admitted into the hospital and was placed in ICU. She has been struggling with her health for some time now. She has been dealing with really bad asthma and a weak heart. For the past year her health was to the point she couldn't go to the restroom by herself, take a shower, or take a walk. Haydee's brother Rodel and his wife Jho have sacrificially served her the last few years being the primary care giver.
When she was admitted in the hospital Haydee and I talked about if she was to head back to the Philippines ahead of our scheduled flight on January 15. She looked to be stabilizing and looked like she would live a little longer.
Yesterday Rodel had us Skype with them, Susana was not doing well. She was very weak and couldn't eat. Our whole family came into view so she could see all of our children and told her we loved her. Haydee and I decided that she will go home as soon as possible and bought her a ticket for Friday.
After we said bye on Skype she took a turn for the worst. She became weaker and had a seizure stopped breathing on the way to the hospital. This morning most of the family was in the hospital as Susana was in a coma. We Skyped with the family again in the hospital room. Through Skype we prayed that God would give her rest and receive her into His Kingdom.
After we prayed her heartbeat started slowing down and then stopped. Tried to revive her and it seemed she was still fighting for her life. When Bong (Haydee's other brother) arrived, she let go and she entered a new life. One that is with no more sickness and no more pain and tears.
We are still grieving the loss. Haydee will still fly out to be there for the funeral and grieve with her family.
So with all of this we ask for your prayers. The family is emotionally exhausted and physically drained. There is still more that needs to be done in the coming days as we are still grieving our loss.
There are a number of expenditures that the family has occurred. If you would like to give to us during this time it would be much appreciated. Information on how to send or to give on line click here.
Thank you *for taking the time to read this short update. Thank you for your prayers.
Dustin and Haydee along with Michaella, Lemuel, and Justin
Dustin has been serving as a missionary for 21 years. Here is where he places some of his teaching, thoughts, and updates.