From Lyuda (Day 244): Dear brothers and sisters, Yesterday it was a difficult day for Sergey and me. My father had a stroke. All the sudden he could not talk and the right side of his body didn’t move well. We called the ambulance and he was taken to hospital. They started the treatment and in the evening he began to talk. His speech is not clear, but we can understand him. Our daughter Katya is very upset because she is very close with her grandparents. It’s the third stroke of my dad and during first two Katya was with him in hospital. It’s hard for her to be far away now.
Our local hospital has always been far more modest than Odessa hospitals but Sergey and I noticed some changes and better equipment. And the attitude of the doctors is good. We remember the days when we were organizing our Christian clinic many years ago. One of our first goals was to be an example of ethics and care. The heritage that we received from the Soviet Union contained the healthcare where doctors were not only indifferent, but often rude to their patients. Now, 30 years later we see big changes first of all in the attitude of doctors to their patients. Though there are still many problems, we see good changes in the healthcare system. Family medicine proved to be very effective. Now when my father is in the hospital we know that he is in good hands and the workers of the hospital are taking care of him.
There is one more prayer request. Dmitry, the son of our elder Valeriy, finished the training of paramedic and is going to the front line. Dmitriy and his wife Catherine have a 5-year-old daughter and Catherine is pregnant and is due in a few weeks. Please, pray for them.
Thank you for your prayers.
P.S. There is a photo of Kiev, our capital, without electricity in the evening.