Lok was released from hospital yesterday, but had to go back today for a bit to sort some stuff out. He lives like 15km or so away, so rather than return to his slum, we took him home for the night.
This morning we had arranged for an interpreter from Hagar to meet us at the hospital and also for his daughter to be brought in to see him. This was beyond special - Lurrlng, his 16-year-old girl, coming to see her dad. She's incredibly sweet and hugged Sue like a long-lost mum.
From the discussion with the interpreter, we understand that, more than anything, Lok wants to return to his parents and family in Vietnam. We are working on this now - getting him back to say 'goodbye' to the folk where he has been living tomorrow, and then getting a bus sorted for Saturday.
So tonight, dad and daughter get to spend together on the second floor of our house. Hagar have allowed Lurrlng to stay the night here with him which again is beyond special. Sitting over the table and watching Lurrlng bow her head as we said grace, I could not wonder if it was not the prayers of this little lady that had resulted in us getting involved in Lok's life.
One of the indicators that Lok is doing well is that his appetite is like a teenagers'. He announced that he was hungry early in the evening, and took over in the kitchen. He's pretty accomplished there too - and was sooo happy that I had bought a couple of fish to cook for dinner.
Lok and his daughter Lurrlng (yep, that is not easy to prononunce!) getting dinner sorted.