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

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The City of Brotherly Love

Another hospital, another stay in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU).  Usually, we go to the hospital to stop M's seizures.  This particular trip is much different.  The goal?  Seizures and lots of them.  Not what we necessarily want, but Lord willing what is needed to help provide better insight towards a possible surgical solution for M.  We ARE only in the beginning stages and still have a lot to learn. 

We checked into the Hospital yesterday afternoon and today has been a productive day...As of the time of this posting M is at 9 seizures so far for the day.  The good news is that our lead doctor feels that enough information has been collected and we will be visiting with him next week to get his interpretation.  A few more tests need to be conducted before we can officially leave, but this trip is for the most part going as expected. 

What a journey.  I don't think we quite realized our accumulation of EMU visits but we have spent months and months in several EMU's, including Memorial Hermann in Houston, Baylor Dallas, the Mayo Clinic, and now Jefferson Hospital.  Our trips have also included consults with the Cleveland Clinc and Johns Hopkins.  It really has been something to share our story with others.  But, God is still the hero and He alone is due all the glory and credit for this journey. 

We did have a special visitor today!  Our little Critter came up today to the EMU!  SSSSHHHHH!  What a sweet Mimi she has that was willing to make the drive with Critter and have the opportunity to love on her while here in the hospital.  It was such a special time and obviously great to still love on our little girl while in a different environment. 

So, we'll post more later.  Please pray for the wisdom of all those involved and that there will be clarity in exactly what is supposed to happen from our time here.  Today has been very exhausting with all the visits and consults and the seizures.  May the Lord continue to proctect M and provide wisdom, understanding, and answers. 

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