4.08.2009

Good days... Please come soon!

Just wanted to give everyone a quick update. Matt is having a bone marrow test tomorrow morning and then we are meeting with the neurologist that we didn't get to meet with today. Hopefully we'll be able to catch a flight home tomorrow afternoon.

So far, they say most of his symptoms lead to fibromyalgia which causes severe pain and fatigue. They've also determined that he is little anemic, his white blood count is low so thats why he is doing the bone marrow test. He has ulcers and inflammation on his esophagus from vomiting, and not absorbing vitamin D......but they aren't sure why. Also, the cyst on his brain has grown since last summer but the doctors don't believe it's causing any of his symptoms.....even though it's located on the optical nerve and he has had double vision and memory loss. All of that combined with his Graves Disease could be what's causing him to feel so bad.

We haven't learned as much as we wanted to down here ....but the doctors have been able to rule out some of the more serious stuff like MS, Rhematoid Arthritis, Lupus, Chrons disease and others.

Some of the test results from the spinal tap are pending -- but we can learn more about that over the phone.

They've switched some of his meds and say he should start feeling better in the next few weeks or months. So we are going to just pray that we have done all we can do and that good days are coming!

Thank you for all of your prayers. We couldn't have gotten through this long week without them!

9 comments:

Superchikk said...

It's so frustrating to be in a situation where you KNOW something is wrong, you just don't know what. I've been there. Hopefully you will get some definite answers soon!

I'm praying for you guys!

Jennifer said...

We can't wait to see you!!!! Brody has missed you so bad. I have missed you, too, and so has Josh! Praying tomorrow goes well and you three have a safe trip home. I'm sure I will talk to you 5 times before then though!Ha!:)

Seriously, I wish you could rewind the camera! It was hilarious!! I forgot to tell you Jill was on speaker phone takling to you on the camera while I was working on the door! Hahaha!

The Bowden's said...

Goodness girl! Sounds like he has been put through the mill. But if it gives you all some answers then that's what's best.

Still praying for you...

Meredith said...

Hi Julee! I found your blog through Kellys Korner! My cousin Jennifer Jordan Euler went to OBU also! She was also an E and loved it! I also wanted you to know I am praying for ya'll! I will continue to visit your blog! But you may know Jennifer!

The Cowart Family said...

Julee, please know you and Matt are in my daily prayers!

Amo said...

I have been thinking about you guys. I'm happy for the update and hope you get some answers soon. Everything in Divine time...

Amanda and Franklin said...

We are praying hard for you guys. Franklin's mom's Bible study in Arky also prayed for Matt yesterday. You both are so loved and we are all hoping you get the answers you need soon to treat Matt and get him feeling better!!

Chris & Whitney said...

Hey Julee! I'm so sorry that things are frustrating...we are still praying! I also wanted to let you know that I've got a friend with fibromyalgia...she handles it quite well with 2 kids 5 and under. I know everyone is different, but if you want, I can find out some of the things she does besides medicine to help her. Hope Matt (& you!) start feeling better soon!

Kara and the Oosterhous Boys said...

Hey sweetie, I hope the test went well and you guys received some answers. Been praying for you both. KMO