Hope it's not confusing to be updating posts from earlier this week in the village and reporting real time events here in Honiara. Just wanted to say thanks for praying for Katherine and for the government in the Solomon Islands. The Prime Minister resigned this morning, and the day has been very peaceful. If you are interested, the best way to stay on top of the situation is to read the Solomon Star newspaper.
Katherine's appointment from yesterday was rescheduled for this morning. The doctor took one look at her ears and said that he couldn't do anything to get the beads out because they were so deep. He made an appointment for us to meet with a surgeon this afternoon, with the anticipation of sedating Katherine just so the surgeon could make a diagnosis. When we met with the surgeon, he said he would like to try some ear drops to loosen up the ear wax first. So, we are putting drops in her ears twice a day and we have an appointment for Tuesday morning with the hospital ENT. The surgeon will meet us there. Thankfully, I'm quite familiar with the ENT because of Naomi's sickness in September! Obviously, Katherine and I will be staying in Honiara instead of returning to Marulaon on Sunday. We are talking to Aaron and the kids on the radio twice a day since village e-mail is still not working very well. Our SITAG friends have been taking good care of us, but now I will start unpacking our boxes from storage, beginning with the pantry boxes.