Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Prayer Request

A note form dad:

Like a lot of you know Lucy has had a slight limp with her left leg since sometime around May. At times it gets better and at other times it looks a little bit worse. A couple of weeks ago she woke up from a nap and wouldn’t or couldn’t walk. After a little while she began to walk again, but with a big limp. Over a three day period she would go back and forth from walking to not walking, the whole time seeming to be in at least a little amount of pain and having a slight fevor. During this time we saw several doctors, but no one was quite sure what was going on.

Yesterday she started having the not walking episodes again. It obviously bothers us to see her in pain and to not have much of an idea why it is happening. Luckily Motrin seems to make her feel better when she is having an episode. The latest theory is that she may have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and to be honest the symptoms she has matches what we found out about on the internet.

So, after consulting with her doctor we decided to have her go see a pediatric specialist in that area. The only problem is that it is extremely hard to get into see a pediatric rheumatologist. Then once you get in there they have a hard time diagnosing it. Then on top of all that there isn’t much they can do for it once they diagnose it. So it would be really nice if you could be praying for Lucy and the rest of us during this time.

Thank you very much!

Kevin, Mandy, Lucy, and Simon

PS. By the way our little friend Ruby is doing really great, thanks for your prayers on that one!


The Camerons said...

We will be keeping you in our prayers. We think of you often!

Anonymous said...

I will pray, Lucy. Don't worry, even stinky arthritis couldn't bring you down! Keep me posted! Mandy & Fez

Adam said...

I was diagnosed with JRA when I was six. I don't remember a lot and it didn't seem that we had a hard time getting a doctor or diagnosed. Being older probably made it easier to diagnose. I went to the hospitol in Annarbor, MI. They put me on verious meds until it went in remission when I was in high school. Keep her joints warm. Sometimes it helps to soak in warm water. It's also a good excuse to snuggle. Those things can't hurt to try while your waiting. Sending warm thoughts... adam

Anonymous said...

Dear Ones,
Dad and I have been praying for our Lucy ever since she woke up that day from her nap and wouldn't walk. Many in our church are praying for our sweet little Sunshine and we are trusting our
great Savior for her healing. She is precious in His sight as well as ours. We love you all.

Mom and Dad