Monday, April 21, 2014

Hna. Snow Update

Update on Dani's health issues...

On Apr 20, 2014, at 7:47 PM, 
"Larry L Thurgood" <> wrote:
Dear Brother and Sister Snow, and President Davies,

As you know, Sister Danielle Snow has been having quite a time with health issues. She has been vomiting and has had diarrhea. She has also lost some hair. She has been to the doctor and a blood test indicates that she may have some kind of hormonal imbalance. She will go to the doctor again on Tuesday for a better diagnosis.

I spoke to her tonight. She is a great young woman and a faithful missionary. I really appreciate her and the good example she is. However, I am concerned about her health. We do not want her to struggle with this problem, or let it go untreated. Fortunately, the doctors in this part of Argentina are very good. I am confident that we will find out more of what is happening in the next 2 or 3 days. One of my counselors in the mission presidency, Carlos Vitali, has been a great help in getting doctor’s appointments for missionaries. He really looks after them and assists them with health problems. He has been in contact with your daughter and with the Bishop’s wife (who has been keeping an eye on Sister Snow). He will be with them at the doctor’s appointment on Tuesday and will keep me posted. He lives in La Plata, the city where Sister Snow is serving.

If this problem is not corrected soon, we will likely need to have Sister Snow return home to get the care and recuperation time she may need. I hope that isn´t necessary, but we will do whatever is in her best interests. She does not want to have to leave, but also realizes that it is a possibility and will do what is needed.

I will keep in touch with you. Please feel free to email or call me. The number at the mission home is: 0054 11 4248 2798. My cell phone is 0054 11 6546 0268.
Sister Thurgood’s cell phone is: 0054 11 5062 9149.

Thank you.
President Thurgood
Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission

Dani and I were able to email "chat" today, Monday, April 21, 2014 she has lost 20 lbs and most of that has been within the last week. [She now weighs as much as Shayla and almost the same as McKayla] She has been put on a diet of rice, noodles, a little chicken and as of last Saturday Apple Gatorade and 7 up. Luckily she isn't throwing up anymore. Dani's words "I look like I am anorexic. My true waist line is WAY too small." After her phone call from Pres. Thurgood telling her that if they cannot fix the problem there in ARG they will be sending her home...she says she cried a lot last night. She does not want to come home just yet. She has 3 transfers left. She was able to get a blessing of comfort today that she said helped a lot. Pres. Thurgood also told her that if she had to come back home to get herself better he would allow her to go back to ARG to finish up her mission - which as she put it was a light at the end of the tunnel.

Thank you all for your fasting and your prayers. She thanks you too.

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