Thursday, September 10, 2009

A James Update

Well, I thought it was time for an update on James. All in all, everything seems to be going pretty well for James at the moment. Since I last updated...

1. The docs put James on a few more seizure medications to try to get his brain out of what they call a "spiking" pattern. Next Wednesday they will be hooking James up to an EEG (which records brain activity) to see if the medication has been successful to get his brain out of the spiking pattern. I will fill you in after we get back the results.

2. James just got off his c-diff medication yesterday. For those of you who haven't stayed tuned, James has been struggling with c-diff now for over 9 months, and we cannot seem to get rid of it. They say that c-diff can take well over a year to get rid of because it builds immunity to medication. Since taking him off the c-diff medications we have been holding our breath waiting to see if it comes back. So far so good. I will keep you posted if it should come back.

3. As you know, James took a spill a few weeks ago and had to go to the ER. The Lord healed him really quickly! We thought for sure (as did his dentist) that he was going to need one of his teeth pulled, but the Lord was good to us and the tooth that seemed to just be hanging there formed back into his gums and has healed completely. He still has quite the red mark under his chin, but he really has healed quite well.

4. James got his Rifton Pacer, a piece of medical equipment that will help him walk. I will definitely be posting some photos of him in it soon. His eyes light up when he is mobile--it is quite the sight!

By the way, the photos are from James' first trip to the fair this past Monday.

Well, that is all for now. However, I must ask prayer for my brother and sister-in-law, Luke and Amy. They are adopting a baby girl. Her name is Sophie and she was born just yesterday afternoon! That is all I know for now. I am excited for them, but I am praying that the adoption process goes smoothly and quickly.

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