Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Mysterious Illness

Teenager is struggling with an illness that hasn't yet been diagnosed, and we'd appreciate your prayers. It started with a headache - just a typical headache, if there is such a thing. That was 12 days ago. She had a daily headache the first week, but was able to go on with her activities. Beginning last Sunday, it was worse, and an Urgent Care doctor diagnosed migraine on Monday. She didn't respond to the injection or oral medication, and saw the adolescent doctor on Wednesday. They admitted her to the hospital for a couple of days, and it doesn't look like bacterial or viral meningitis (although the lab results will eventually let us know for certain about the viral form), and not likely to be a tick-borne illness (awaiting lab results for that one, too). She's home at the moment, but if she doesn't improve over the next few days, she'll return to the hospital for a more thorough work-up. She rates her headache as 6 to 8 out of 10 (at different times), so you know she's uncomfortable. She's also having trouble with nausea with her medication, too.

pray with us that she will soon be relieved of this pain, and that it is not anything that will affect her on a long-term basis.

Although it doesn't appear to be the same thing -- we are reminded of 4 or 5 years ago when Hugger struggled with his head feeling "funny," and after checking him out, and waiting for it to show itself, he was found to have encephalitis. We do hope and pray this is nothing that serious.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and prayers.


Annie said...

Hey, I'm so sorry to hear that she is sick. I hope she feels better soon. I love and REALLY miss her!

W. Latane Barton said...

I am so sorry Teenager is having so much difficulty. I will keep her in my prayers and also, please tell her that I hope she feels better real soon.

amber said...

I am so sorry! She will definitely be in our prayers. I hope that her headache goes away soon and you are able to figure out what is causing this horrible pain.

Ours said...

Prayers being said here for Miss Princess. Prayers for her family, too, since having illness and subsequent hospital stay(s) take it's toll on everyone! Hugs to my girl.