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Friday, September 18, 2009

Prayer Request for G

Our 4-year-old daughter, G, was catatonic for a while earlier this week. Her eyes were open and she could walk when guided, but she was fully non-responsive for about 5-10 minutes, then had a slow recovery over the next hour. After she was able to talk again, about 30 minutes later, she could remember a Bible verse (1 John 4:10, God loved us and sent his Son), but couldn’t remember her sisters’ names. It was pretty scary.

Ted took her to the ER for a CT scan and bloodwork, which both came back normal. The ER doctor chalked it up as an “unresponsive episode”. A couple of hours later she was completely normal from what we could tell.

She had an EEG done the next day. We haven't heard official results from the doctor yet, but she seemed to have several small seizures during the study (imperceptible from what could be seen, but showed up very clearly on the EEG).

While we are waiting to hear more, we have several good elements in our favor: 1) Ted's sister is a doctor with a neurology specialty (with adults, not pediatric) so she should be able to help us with questions and treatment, 2) the EEG tech was a friend of the family, which was calming for G (and us!), and 3) we have a great God who is in control (even if we don’t understand). He has given us peace about the situation, even though we don't have any definite answers yet.

Thank you all for your concern and your prayers. They are heartfelt and appreciated.


15 comments:

AJ King said...

We will be praying for your family and especially for little G. It can be so scary to not know what is going on. But so reassuring to know that God does know what's going on! Praying He will give you peace as you wait for results!

jadell said...

my prayers are with you and little G!!

Mary K said...

We are praying God will give the Dr's wisdom and answers as they review the test results! We will pray also for all of you for strength and comfort during this time!

Connie said...

I am overwhelmed with tears as I read your post. 1st off, of course we will be lifting your dear G before our Great God who knows, 2nd when I was young my sister who was around 4years of age had similar episodes, that sound exactly the same. Back in the day the tech. wasn't I'm sure as it is today, but they put her on seizure meds. and in the end she ended up having a stroke. She also ended up being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. I haven't thought about those times in a long time. I'm glad you are surrounded by loving professionals. Let me know if you need anything.
On our Knees,
Connie

Jennie said...

Oh, my, that's very scary. I'll be praying!

Drew said...

1But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
3For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Isa. 43:1-3a ESV
Ted and Jessica,
This is the passage that we cling to in those "waiting times", when you are waiting in the unknown for test results and the doctor to give glimmer of understanding of what you are facing. It can feel like being in the middle of a river, but God is with you. We are praying for all of you.
In Christ Alone,
Mike and Drew

cookiesandmilk said...

That is really scary, I will pray for G and your family.

greeneyedmom said...

That is so scary, and waiting for answers is so hard. G and your family are in my prayers.

Michelle said...

We will definitely be praying for her and your family. How awesome is it that she retained a verse that God loves her during a scary time!! I hope that she will be alright.

Jessica-MomForHim said...

Michelle-
The fact that she remembered a Bible verse before her sisters' names was not lost on me. There is a reason to hide God's Word in your heart! I praise God that G knows Him and His Word and sincerely takes it to heart.

Thanks everyone for your prayers and support.

Cathy said...

I am praying for wisdom and God's mercy to G.

Cap said...

My thoughts are with G and your family.

Have you thought maybe those night terrors she has are perhaps something similar, instead of night terrors? I have no clue, of course, but it's just a thought.

Kerri

Jonathan and Nancy Menn said...

You are in our prayers. Jonathan

Angela said...

We've been praying for her and hope all goes well. :)

KG said...

I am thinking and praying for G and your entire family. I can only imagine how scary this is for all of you.

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