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Prayer Request: Daughter of knittnmom

Posted on 06/01/2009 8:30:04 AM PDT by knittnmom

My daughter, who posts as Ellendra, has had continuing health problems. Dizziness and brain fog started in October 2008 and continues to get worse. She's seen a neurologist, who had eegs, an ekg, and an mri done, which showed nothing. A throid test came back very high, so she's now on meds for that, but there's been no improvement yet.

We suspect Lyme Disease, but tests so far have come back mostly negative. She's now seeing an integrative medicine specialist in another state, and we're waiting for results of about 20 different tests. Meanwhile, she keeps getting worse. Sometimes, her typing looks like a cat walked across the keyboard. Sometimes the dizziness causes her to fall, and she's gotten some bumps and bruises as a result.

She's seeing a different neurologist in July, one who specializes in MS, as that may also be a suspect.

We'd appreciate prayer. Thanks.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: health; illness; prayer; undiagnosed
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1 posted on 06/01/2009 8:30:04 AM PDT by knittnmom
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To: Alamo-Girl; AliVeritas; Allegra; appleseed; azishot; B Knotts; BIGLOOK; blackie; BlessedBeGod; ...

We’d appreciate your prayers. Thanks.


2 posted on 06/01/2009 8:30:52 AM PDT by knittnmom (O Administration: there's just no there, there)
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To: knittnmom

...prayers sent


3 posted on 06/01/2009 8:32:45 AM PDT by lormand
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To: knittnmom

Prayers on the way!


4 posted on 06/01/2009 8:32:55 AM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: knittnmom

Prayers up!


5 posted on 06/01/2009 8:33:43 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Prayer - beyond your expectations.)
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To: knittnmom

Done


6 posted on 06/01/2009 8:33:45 AM PDT by svcw
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To: knittnmom

Prayers up.


7 posted on 06/01/2009 8:33:47 AM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: knittnmom

Prayers up for Ellendra...I hope they’re able to get her fully healed.


8 posted on 06/01/2009 8:33:51 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: knittnmom

Gosh,Wonder what it could be.We will pray,God bless,Fatima


9 posted on 06/01/2009 8:34:14 AM PDT by fatima (I'm going to Washington in September.Hope to meet you there.)
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To: knittnmom

prayers for ellendra.


10 posted on 06/01/2009 8:34:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: knittnmom

Any speech problems? Blurring vision? Trouble swallowing? Drooping eyelid? Weakness in arms, legs? Difficulty breathing?

If any of the above, check for myasthenia gravis.

Frequently mis-diagnosed. It’s treatable but by the time doctors figure it out, the patient has usually gone through hell. My mother nearly died from it. The ER doc told me she was “getting old”. Once she got treatment, she’s pretty much back to her old self... we can hardly keep up with her.

Good luck... don’t give up. Doctors know a lot, but not everything.


11 posted on 06/01/2009 8:37:02 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: knittnmom

Prayers up.

(Have the docs ruled out Meniere’s Disease?)


12 posted on 06/01/2009 8:37:58 AM PDT by fullchroma (I want my country back.)
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To: knittnmom; Ellendra; Salvation
Prayers up for Ellendra and family.

Notre père, qui êtes aux cieux!
Que votre nom soit sanctificié. Que votre règne vienne.
Que votre volonté soit faite, sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donnez-nous aujourd'hui notre poindre ce jour.
Pardonnez-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi a ceux, qui nous ont offensés,
et ne nous soumetez pas à la tentation, mais délivrez-nous du mal.
Car c'est à toi qu'appartiènne, le régne, la puissance et la gloire, pour les siècles des siècles.
Amen.

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)


13 posted on 06/01/2009 8:39:17 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: knittnmom
Prayers for your daughter and for her family. May our Lord comfort and heal her.
14 posted on 06/01/2009 8:41:08 AM PDT by Bizzy Bugz
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To: knittnmom

Father, we hold up ‘Ellendra’ to You.

We pray that You will heal her in mind and body. May this illness pass from her. + We ask this through Christ Your Son, Our Lord, Amen +


15 posted on 06/01/2009 8:41:59 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Reagan69; Ellendra

Speech problems, yes. Weakness in arms and legs, yes. She hasn’t mentioned blurred vision, trouble swallowing, and her eyelids look normal. Thanks.


16 posted on 06/01/2009 8:46:13 AM PDT by knittnmom (O Administration: there's just no there, there)
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To: knittnmom

A friend of mine suffered beyond belief with a degenerative issue and ultimately learned it was her parathyroid. A doc in Tampa took care of it and her symptoms have been relieved. Just a thought.


17 posted on 06/01/2009 8:47:20 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota; Ellendra

Thanks - we’ll ask her current doctor about that.


18 posted on 06/01/2009 8:48:27 AM PDT by knittnmom (O Administration: there's just no there, there)
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To: knittnmom

I join in earnest prayer for your daughter!


19 posted on 06/01/2009 8:51:46 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: knittnmom

Prayers up. The brain fog with thyroid disease takes a while to go away. It also takes months to get the dosage at the right levels. I’m one year out after a total thyroidectomy and my levels are still messed up.


20 posted on 06/01/2009 8:54:07 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: knittnmom

My friend was in such rough shape that she had to lie down in the back seat in terrible pain when being driven to doctors. Appears parathyroid issues are very common, but difficult for docs to diagnose.


21 posted on 06/01/2009 8:55:24 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: knittnmom

Prayers here...


22 posted on 06/01/2009 8:57:23 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: knittnmom

Prayers for God’s blessings on all.


23 posted on 06/01/2009 8:58:28 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: knittnmom

Prayers going up for your daughter and you, knittmom, for complete healing of these problems!

{{{Hugs}}}


24 posted on 06/01/2009 9:00:47 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: knittnmom

Did she have her carotid artery checked by ultrasound? I have a dear friend who was also having similar symptoms and doctors couldn’t find anything either...they checked the carotid and found it was blocked 80+%!! She is due for surgery in a few weeks to removed the blockage (can’t do the ‘roto-rooter’ type stuff for some reason or other) but she is very glad they finally found a diagnosis and that it wasn’t ‘all in her head’!

Well, in a way it was all in her head, but still!


25 posted on 06/01/2009 9:03:18 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: knittnmom

Prayers being said for your daugher.


26 posted on 06/01/2009 9:04:17 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: knittnmom

BTTT


27 posted on 06/01/2009 9:05:42 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: knittnmom

Prayers up.


28 posted on 06/01/2009 9:07:45 AM PDT by tioga
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To: knittnmom

Prayers up! May Our Almighty Father guide her physicians that they can identify what is wrong, and help them to heal her and make her whole. I ask this in Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen.


29 posted on 06/01/2009 9:08:16 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: pillut48

:-) I don’t think her carotid has been checked. Would it be that badly blocked in a 28 year old?


30 posted on 06/01/2009 9:24:57 AM PDT by knittnmom (O Administration: there's just no there, there)
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To: knittnmom

Prayers for Ellendra.


31 posted on 06/01/2009 9:26:31 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: knittnmom

A co-workers son had blasto in his head.They were able to remove it with surgery and now he is fine. It was like moss on his brain and they scraped it off.

Blastomicosis (excuse spelling)


32 posted on 06/01/2009 9:34:02 AM PDT by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: knittnmom

Prayers for Ellendra and all your family.

May God’s love enfold you during this time of trouble.

Ray


33 posted on 06/01/2009 9:36:54 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: knittnmom
Prayers for your daughter Ellendra.
Disease, pain, death, are all around us in this sin-cursed world.

Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

But we also know that we have an unmovable Rock, and a Great Physician to lean on. May He comfort you and Ellendra, and provide great healing.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

May HE who stilled the raging waters on the Sea of Galilee by a simple few words, "Peace, be still" - provide peace and healing for you both.

34 posted on 06/01/2009 9:59:27 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: devistate one four

Wow - never heard of that one before!


35 posted on 06/01/2009 10:04:21 AM PDT by knittnmom (O Administration: there's just no there, there)
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To: knittnmom

Wouldn’t hurt to have them check for MG. You don’t have to have all symptoms.

Hope they find out what it is.


36 posted on 06/01/2009 10:05:19 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: knittnmom

Sorry, that would be double vision, not necessarily blurry vision. The double vision is an early symptom, then goes away.


37 posted on 06/01/2009 10:08:30 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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Thanks - we’ll discuss it with her current physician. The new physician is testing her for at least 7 suspected conditions. Without looking at the report, I don’t recall what all of them are.


38 posted on 06/01/2009 10:10:07 AM PDT by knittnmom (O Administration: there's just no there, there)
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To: knittnmom

Prayer BUMP


39 posted on 06/01/2009 10:12:27 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: knittnmom
I really don't know, but I googled this website with more info: Carotid Artery Disease

I sure hope and pray you all find answers soon!
40 posted on 06/01/2009 10:20:31 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: knittnmom

Prayers for her health.


41 posted on 06/01/2009 10:36:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: knittnmom

Has she been checked for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? Also, thyroid medications like Synthroid/Levothyroxine take a week or more to “kick in”, so if it hasn’t been that long and her thyroid is indeed the problem, give it a little time.

Prayers for her health and that the doctors can diagnose correctly and start treating her as soon as possible.


42 posted on 06/01/2009 10:55:03 AM PDT by grateful
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43 posted on 06/01/2009 11:02:41 AM PDT by NellieMae (Here...... common sense,common sense,common sense,where'd ya go... common sense......)
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To: grateful

Thanks. It’s been just about a week with the thyroid meds - it’s nice to have a time estimate. The doctor’s office said it would take “some time” for the effects to be noticed. She was started on a very low dosage, with a small increase each week.


44 posted on 06/01/2009 12:53:12 PM PDT by knittnmom (O Administration: there's just no there, there)
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To: knittnmom

prayer bump


45 posted on 06/01/2009 1:01:24 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Better to convert enemies to allies than to destroy them)
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To: knittnmom

It’s true.
We also had Wisconsin university bring some scientists and students to study an area just west of Eagle River and they got it also. People for years have lost dogs to this illness.


46 posted on 06/01/2009 1:53:15 PM PDT by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: knittnmom

Continued prayers.


47 posted on 06/01/2009 3:30:19 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: knittnmom
Have any of the doctor's considered Chiari 1 malformation?

Two of my daughter's have that, and the symptoms that you are describing sound like something you would experience if you did indeed have complications from Chiar 1.

My daughters’ are considered to be asymptomatic. They are not experiencing any symptoms from it. The chiari 1 was discovered through MRI'S. They both have scoliosis, hence the orthopedists request for MRI’s.

Chiari 1 is when the skull is not large enough to contain all of the brain. My oldest daughter has borderline Chiar 1. She has what you would consider to be overcrowding in her skull. Her cerebellum is kind of pushed up against her brain stem. My middle daughter has part of her cerebellum growing down into her neck, down to C2.

So far the neuro is willing to let things be until symptoms appear. Than there is a surgery for it.

Has your daughter been to a neurosurgeon yet?

48 posted on 06/01/2009 3:34:38 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: knittnmom; Ellendra

My prayers for a speedy recovery for Ellendra!


49 posted on 06/01/2009 4:56:11 PM PDT by Salvation ( With God all things are possible.)
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To: Ellendra; nickcarraway; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
The Praying Hands
 
 

Catholic Prayer Ping

Please address all prayers to 

Ellendra;   

If you would like to be added to the Catholic Prayer Ping List, please FReepmail me.


50 posted on 06/01/2009 4:58:29 PM PDT by Salvation ( With God all things are possible.)
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