And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Friday, July 8, 2011


Not of this blog, not of this story, but of this chapter...

We have said since early on in this story that we wanted God to be the hero of this story.  It is our prayer that that has been the case.  This is the link to the post we did in October of 2008 talking about God being the hero of this story!  Scroll to the bottom, past all of the pics to get to that part of the post.

I've wondered through all of this how in the world HE could perform a miracle of healing.  I definitely wanted it, but just didn't understand how HE would do it.  I guess that's the point, huh?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
Lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge HIM,
and He will direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

So, my last seizure was last Tuesday at 7:15pm!!!!!!  That means that as I type this, I have gone more than ten days without a seizure!!  Thank you, LORD, for your miraculous healing!!

For, lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone;
the flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come. 
Song of Solomon 2:11-12

The short version of the story is that I was having way too many seizures on Tuesday despite having taken two rescue meds.

*The doc said to hurry and get to the hospital.

*She started me on IV meds (which have always calmed the seizures, but I've still had what I refer to as auras-according to the docs, these are still seizures).  Every time that I have switched from IV meds to oral meds, the seizures come back full speed ahead (more than 3 a day is my average on meds).  On the diet alone (no meds), I was having around 1.5/day.  She felt there were a few more risky treatments we could look at in the future, but I had to be off the diet as they would interact.

*Last seizure was Tuesday at 7:15pm.

*My wonderful and super impressive doc said that if this didn't work, she didn't have anything else she could do...we were out of options.

*The next day we asked our doc if we could all pray together about what the next decision should be...this is when she prescribed sushi (a.k.a. getting off the Ketogenic Diet).

*I couldn't go home on IV meds and so our amazing compounding pharmacist out here worked for hours with the pharmacy at Baylor to create a version of the med that he thought I might absorb...

*I was on this for a few days (the lowest dose I've ever been on of this med) with no seizures.  I even forgot a dose my first night at home.

So ALL PRAISE TO GOD who is our Great Physician!!  He truly has performed a miracle and is continuing to answer many prayers.  We have done nothing, yet HE has healed me!!  We are claiming it and rejoicing in HIS healing!!!

This past weekend I was able to get to be a Mommy to our sweet little girl.  It was amazing!!!  Having my precious baby girl snuggle up in my arms...WOW!!!  When she has cried, I've been able to comfort her...

It has truly been an unbelievable week being able to bake different items (and eat them), make meals for B, NOT weigh my food, not worry about staying away from certain foods...I had Blue Bell Ice Cream and chocolate chip cookies for the first time in almost three years!!!!  So while there was some apprehension at first, maybe even a slight wondering if God had truly healed me, each day we keep putting our trust in God that He is in ultimate control and TODAY I have been healed!  ALL Praise to HIM!!!

We are so grateful for the many faithful prayer warriors that have helped us to fight this battle that has lasted five plus years!  Your prayers, emails, letters, and calls have meant so much to us and have encouraged us so much along the way.  We continue to praise the Lord for His sustaining strength and a perseverance that could only come from Him.

May HE always get the glory and be the hero of your story, too!!


  1. Wow...I am reading this with tears in my eyes. What a miracle!!! Enjoy the new life the Lord has given you.

  2. Dear Lord God Heavenly Father, Oh Thou Great Physician,
    thank You for Your tender mercies for Meredith.
    In Jesus Name I pray. Amen

    Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
    Praise Him, all creatures here below;
    Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;
    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

    Praise God the Father who's the source;
    Praise God the Son who is the course;
    Praise God the Spirit who's the flow;
    Praise God, our portion here below!

  3. Absolute tears of JOY!! Praise God!!! Oh what wonderful news to read!!! Oh how wonderful! Thank you Lord Jesus!!!!

  4. What??!!! Praise the Lord!!!! I am so overjoyed and honestly in a bit of shock right now as I haven't checked the blog in a few weeks----what a pleasant and wonderful and miraculous surprise?! This news needs to be on the worldwide news or something, this is huge! Don't you want to just literally shout from the mountaintops Meredith?! Oh my goodness, this is so huge and I am so excited for you right now I can hardly stand it! I will be praying for continued seizure free days and complete healing---praise Jesus, hallelujah!!!! Can't wait to come see you someday soon and hug that neck of yours and kiss that precious baby...what a cutie!

  5. Oh, Meredith!! Praise the Lord! So happy for you and your beautiful family! May you continue to feel better and better, and enjoy every minute with your precious baby girl!

  6. I am SO SO happy to read this!! Praising God with you and Ben. I can't wait to see how God will continue to be glorified in your lives. Miss P is so precious!!

  7. Praise God! Enjoy your sweet little one and your health. What a good God we serve!

  8. Praise God!!! Such joy and elation reading this awesome awesome news!!!

  9. I cannot believe I am reading this! Thank you Lord for your healing hand! We rejoice with you!!!

  10. Praising God with you and continuing prayers as well.
    God bless you abundantly,
    Amanda K.
    (from the Yahoo Keto Group)

  11. Certainly praising God!I give it to you (and Ben) for your continued fight, determination and willingness to never give in!!! I do continue to pray for you for continued health and healing!!!!! Miss you guys +Denice

  12. Oh my goodness....I have been so out of touch for so long! For some reason, your posts have not been showing up on my facebook page. I just happened to think of you and checked your page. What great joy I experienced when I read this post of healing AND when I realized you had a precious baby girl. She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations (and sorry to be so late in finding out about your wonderful blessing)!! Love and prayers to you and your precious family!!

    Jennifer Raack