I need to write this Daily Sprout for a number of reasons, not the least being a call to prayer for Kitty Jones. She has been a patient since July of 2008. I have seen her weekly for most of that time, more often at first. Kitty has done well under our care, very well. But now, she has suddenly turned for worse.
Let me back up.
When she first came in, she explained that she has been on seizure meds for 20 years approximately, due to a seizure at the time, and a diagnosis of the disorder. Her seizures had been in check for years. In addition, she suffered from some kidney dysfunction as well, and some other mild issues. What makes this story ironic, is that I have been pushing Kitty to write a testimonial for me recently. I actually was ready to record her giving her testimonial, only a month and a half ago. She didn’t want to that day because she hadn’t come ready to be recorded… I understand, that can be an intimidating proposition… to live indefinitely on my web site. Its good to be prepared. :)
So the reason why I had planned this testimonial, is because Kitty has reported back to me, for 4 years now, increased kidney function every time she saw the nephrologist. She started with me somewhere around 30% kidney function, and has worked her way up close to 70% kidney function. I so appreciate her filling in the details each time, “well the doctor still doesn’t understand how its possible, but we know the truth”. She has had miraculous healing in her body.
So now we get to the last month. She suddenly started having seizures, and they have turned into a significant problem. Since April 4th she has been admitted to the hospital. I recently left her a message that if there was any chance to get away, I would like to see her, but as we got in touch with her son (also a patient) today, he made it clear that she won’t be traveling anywhere at this time.
More recently, she has had confusion. The greatest problem with that, is that following a bunch of seizure activity, there could be serious reasons for this. And the bigger problem, is that the doctors have no idea why she is confused. So, as we spoke with her son today, we asked if there were particular areas of prayer that we could focus on, and he specifically asked that we pray that the doctors be given a clear understanding of why she is in this state. So we ask that of you.
And here is where I am. I have had many patients get well from seizures under our care. To have one fall back into seizures under my care feels bad. I hate that this could happen, but I also except it. I don’t have control over what goes on inside, we only have the ability to move the bone to free a nerve. If the body is bent on seizures, then we cannot help. But it still feels pretty bad.
My point, there is a time for prayer, and a time to lay down our desire for control, and to give it all up to God. Pursue health with all that you can, but be submissive to the reality that it is still not in our control.
Thanks for your prayers for Kitty!
Be well and Be blessed! – Dr. E