My dear friends, thank you all so much for your prayers and messages for Juan Marentes and his wife Maria. They were able to travel back to Jacksonville, Florida for diagnosis, and his medical condition has been substantially clarified. I received this explanation from SAMS:
I just spoke with Sebastian, Juan and Maria's son. Juan has Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. GBS can be life threatening so we are thanking God that he received care so quickly in Belize and was speedily diagnosed in Jacksonville. The doctors will begin a plasma exchange treatment today that we pray will reduce the severity of the disease and accelerate recovery. Juan is having difficulty sleeping and this will be an uncomfortable few days of treatment. Please pray for his comfort and healing. Also give thanks to God for his family, the care he is receiving, and many friends in Jacksonvillle and around the world.