Friday, September 12, 2014

Emergency E-Mail to Elder Copeland's Parents from Mission President - September 12, 2014

(The following emergency e-mail was received by Elder Copeland's parents from the Mission President of the Nicaragua Managua South Mission.)

Dear Brother and Sister Copeland,

I tried phoning you earlier but no one answered and apparently your phone is connected to a fax machine. At your earliest convenience, would you please provide us with at least two telephone numbers where we can contact you in case of an emergency.

Elder Copeland was admitted to the Hospital yesterday late afternoon because of a bug bite on his right ankle that appears to have either become infected or he had a reaction as his ankle was swollen and discolored black and blue. He noticed the swelling on Wednesday and felt it would go away but realized on Thursday it was a little more serious. Thursday afternoon he told us about his ankle, he sent us a picture and we sent him to the hospital.

Immediately he was given antibiotics at the Hospital and has responded well to the treatment inasmuch as the swelling and discoloration have decreased significantly. He will remain in the hospital until Saturday for observation and then return to his area.

I visited with him late last night and spoke to him this morning...he is in good spirits! I'll drop by the hospital again this afternoon to check up on him.

Let me know if I can answer any questions or concerns.

Best Regards,

President Bryan G Russell
Nicaragua Managua Mission

 (Please keep Elder Copeland in your thoughts and prayers that he may soon be healthy again.)

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