Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Prayer Request

Twelve years ago and some change, we got a call from my sister-in-law. She was pregnant at the time and wanting to name her baby's middle name after my husband. Matthew joined our family in the cold month of January and has had the pleasure of growing up with all of his crazy relatives.

About a year ago, he was diagnosed with ADEM. It is a neurological disease that affects the brain. He spent lots of time in the hospital while they administered a steroid treatment. He recovered and has been doing pretty well until recently. He was prescribed an MRI. Upon getting the results of that test, he was sent back into the hospital.

Apparently, a percentage of patients who are diagnosed with this disease end up with Multiple Sclerosis which is what the doctors now think he has. He will be going to Children's Hospital today for a consultation.

Please pray for them as my sister-in-law has her own physical disability and is a single Mother trying to make ends meet. They have a huge financial need which now is going to include a car to transport him back and forth to doctor appointments and such.

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