Saturday, October 4, 2008

September 24, 2008

Seth's 2nd MRI

Okay, the suck-y part is I don't feel like we REALLY know anymore than we did earlier today (and I'll get to the details in a moment). The overwhelming POSITIVE part? Our God is SO big and he doesn't need "wiggle" room but really, the neurologists leave a GREAT BIG HOLE open for our Saviour to walk through with a miracle! That's what we're praying for and asking you to join us in.

Seth's 2nd MRI did show more "damage" then the first MRI. The neurologist seems to feel that at this point Seth would fall somewhere in the Moderate to Severe disability range (Severe being needing TOTAL assistance). He is seeing some clinical signs that could indicate brain stem damage but nothing definitive on MRI (although he states that the brain stem is a hard area to image). At this point we are in a "wait & see" mode (again.. some more.. still). Seth's brain could continue to deteriorate over the next week or so. Without a new incident, we would need 1- 2 weeks to know that he's stabilized as far as progression of possible brain damage. (The code was last Wed so we're a week out.. One more week).

We DO know that the brain is a miraculous amazing thing created by our Lord. HE can heal it even if the doctors don't believe that can happen. Please pray for no further progression and even for improvement, only the Lord can do THAT!

When Seth was dedicated at our church a few weeks ago, our lead pastor read a verse for him. From 1 Timothy 1:12, "I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service." This side of Heaven, we can't know how many lives Seth has already touched but he's only 6 months old. I would imagine God has a lot more in mind for Seth's service to Him! I'm anxious to see that unfold.

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