Sister update

It has been a while since I shared any info about my sister.  I call her Susan. She has been to a neurologist and many tests of different types have been run.  All the tests come back normal, which would be wonderful except her body and general health is definately not normal.  We had thought that perhaps she might have multiple sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS.  However, nothing, absolutely nothing is showing up in any tests whatsoever.   The doctor said, “Doctors hate to say, “I don’t know but I don’t know”.  He is working to get her into a neuro-muscular doctor in Fort Worth and we are praying that Susan will be able to seen by this doctor very soon.

The deterioration in her ability to walk continues to increase.  She falls easily, cannot navigate steps, and cannot carry anything because it affects her balance.  Her right leg has lost most of its strength and coordination, and her left leg now hurts all the time.  She is right handed, but must now do many things with her left hand.  She is currently living alone, but Darla, our youngest sister lives in the same town and is doing many things to help and support her.

Yesterday,  Susan felt an urgent need to get her eyes checked.  Darla took her to see an optometrist in Abilene.  He examined her and found that she is bleeding behind the retinas in her eyes!  He said that she MUST see a retinologist on Monday. (tomorrow) He is going to set up for her an emergency appointment with a local retinologist. The optometrist did not know if the bleeding is related to the other health problems she is having.

Please pray for her.  There are many factors complicating this situation, many of them cannot be shared over the internet. We have received in several ways assurance from God that He is present and working in her life.  There have been many needs met in unexpected ways and from unexpected sources.  I know that He will continue to meet need as they arise.  If you have experienced medical problems and issues related to them, then you know that paying  medical expenses is an issue that ranks right up there at the top of the list. She is having a major financial struggle with these mounting expenses. Please pray that God’s grace will abound in that area as well.

Pray that God will heal her. Whether He chooses to do it through doctors and medicine or through a miraculous touch of His hand, is not important to us.  We need His wisdom, His Guidance and His Provision as we, once again, as a family walk down this path of caring for a loved family member who is in a possible long term health crisis.

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