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

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Quick prayer request

Just a quick prayer request:

Today, May 31st, M's case is supposed to go to conference at the Mayo Clinic.  As we understand right now this is mostly a surgical conference where a team of Neurologists and Neurosurgeons will be evaluating M's case and determining whether or not her case is treatable/curable via surgery.  This option had originally been off the table after our first surgery in November of 2008 since her seizures occur on both sides of her brain.  However, Mayo has determined that although they do occur on both sides, medication seems to control her right side but not the left side.  Through their thought process they are hypothesizing and trying to best determine if surgery can be performed on the left side of the brain for the seizures that occur there.  That said, it could be promising....yet.... M's dominant half of her brain is in fact the left side.  So there is great concern both on our part and Mayo's as to the benefit versus the risk associated with such a procedure.  There is concern that if they go in surgically they can potentially seriously damage M and even cause her to lose certain functions. 

So please join us as we pray that Mayo would be able to come up with a solution, that we would have wisdom, and no matter the decisions made today, we would have an overwhelming sense of peace from the Lord that would guide us. 

Since the start of this year, M's seizures have really gotten out of control.  Just in the last three days she has already had 20 plus seizures and her standard medication and rescue medication do not seem to be working. 

In case you are interested, here is a link for a possible surgical procedure that Mayo is currently conducting and there is a great chance that M would have this procedure before anything else.

Thank you again, and we'll be sure to update with Mayo's finding as soon as we know something.   

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