Our immigration case has taken a turn for the worse, unfortunately. Eduardo went on Friday for his Embassy required psych evaluation. At the evaluation he learned that the medical reports from the medical exams he had the week before showed some problems including an enlarged liver. For most people this might not have looked so bad, but for him it did.
I'm hesitant to even talk about it here as it's very personal, but my poor hubby had a DUI in 2007. It was Halloween and we had been drinking and it was really just as much my fault as his. But he's the one that got caught and we have been paying the price dearly since then. Maybe by telling you all it will help someone out there see that the effects of drinking and driving are not worth it AT ALL!
So anyway, because of his prior history, the enlarged liver is being seen as he might have a current problem with alcohol. We know this is ridiculous because he barely has money for food in El Salvador, let alone alcohol, but there seems to be nothing we can do to change the mind of the psychiatrist at this point.
We all have had MANY physical problems and sicknesses while being in El Salvador. It took Liliana and I at least a month to recover after coming back to the States. I think Eduardo's problems have only gotten worse due to his diet since I have left. I am not there to take care of him and make sure he eats well. And there's only so much money I can afford to send him every week. It makes me really sad to think about it :(
So for now the psychiatrist has basically sentenced him to 2 months of alcohol classes. He has an appointment to return to the doctor on October 25th at which time the doctor said he will approve his medical waiver and we can proceed like we thought we were going to now.
Tomorrow morning, Eduardo is also supposed to schedule an appointment with a gastroentologist to see what is really going on. I'm praying for 2 things: 1) That they come to the conclusion that alcohol is NOT the cause of his problems and 2) that my husband DOES NOT have some serious illness! We don't know yet when the appointment will be or when the test results will come after the appointment. All we know is that he will not be coming home soon.
When he told me I sobbed like I haven't since we left El Salvador. It was too much to handle. My poor baby witnessed it all too and I feel bad about that. None of us slept that night. I am carrying on now because I have to, but I'm torn up inside. The only thing getting me through these days was thinking he would be home soon.
I will keep you posted on what becomes of all this, if anything.