thanks, charles!:) the japanese hospital here gave me lots of medicine to take for a few days….i'm sure ibuprofen or something similar is included there….THANK YOU for your prayers!!! my fever (which was initially around 39.5 degrees CELSIUS- gabe said this was 102.2 degrees FARENHEIT) has gone down to around the normal level already! God is SO gracious…i might be able to go out soon!!! YAY!!!:) please tell IBC "Thank You" for their prayers as well….thanks!!!