- American evangelist Clayton Jennings's daughter became sick soon after arriving in SA
- Doctors diagnosed her with pneumonia and Type 1 Diabetes
- Clayton thanked a particular doctor for not giving up on his daughter
An American evangelist visiting South Africa has thanked a South African doctor for saving his daughter's life.
Clayton Jennings and his wife landed in Johannesburg on 24 September. However, their daughter Arabelle had trouble breathing and they rushed her to hospital, Briefly.co.za learned.
In a Facebook post, Clayton said doctors diagnosed little Arabelle with pneumonia and Type 1 Diabetes.
At one point, Arabelle's situation got so bad that they had to wheel her into intensive care. One doctor even told the couple that "things were not looking good."
Fortunately, their daughter's condition stabilised on Wednesday. Clayton said they now have to adjust to raising a diabetic baby.
Clayton was particularly thankful to one South African doctor, whose name he did not mention. He said the doctor incidentally graduated from the same US university as him.
In another post, Clayton shared a photo of the doctor along with a heartfelt post thanking him:
When one physician said, 'It’s not looking good,' this Doctor said, 'Your daughter is going to be okay.” So much hope in the midst of chaos, confusion, and fear. This man is an angel.
He added that the unnamed doctor did not rest until Arabelle was much better:
I’ve never been more scared in my life, but this man has given us so much comfort and encouragement. We will never forget what this man did for our little girl in our greatest hour of need.
Clayton did not specify which hospital took care of his daughter. Nevertheless, it's heartening that little Arabelle is getter better with each day.
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