Hello John and Doves,
I have been reading for along time and cherrish the postings, and have learned so much. Thank you All!! But more than that I feel God is certainly speaking through you this web site and the Doves. Although I am following the posts on Jesus coming soon, just in case he doesn't come real soon, I humbly ask for prayer for my 21 yr old son Joseph, myself and his dad. Joe was born with a syndrom that didn't get diagnosed till he was 9, then at age 12 he ended up in the hospital with pnemonia (almost died). From that point on it was evident that there was something more going on than the original syndrom he was born with. A month after the hospitalization he had an episode where he couldn't walk, thought he was going upsided down, couldn't or wouldn't open his eyes. Well, it turned out to be caused from a brain leision. Of course I prayed with all my heart though that time and God was good to us, Joe had an MRI every 3 mos that first year, then yearly and the leision never grew or changed. That was a good thing according to the Dr.s, since the episodes only came once or twice a year and would always pass after a few days, he got through this time. There have been many tests, spinal tap, blood work, ect.. He has never been able to drive due to the balance issues and perception problems. He did manage to go to College and get his Assoc Degree with some difficulty, but he did it. He works part time at a gas station, and continues to take classes at the local jr college (rides the city bus). This has been very difficult for him to go through all these years with no aswers as to why this happens to him other than the brain leision. I was told by his Nureologist at one point that the only way to know for sure what kind of leision, is by a brain biopsi, which if done, could cause him more harm because of the location of this leision. We have always been able to cope because Joe's episodes always pass (PHRAISE GOD), and he comes back to a fairly normal state. Well he hasn't had a MRI in 2 years because of his stability, but today he experienced his 4th episode this year. That is considered alot for him. He kind of freaked out on me and was pretty scared, and all I can do is calm him, put ice packs on his head and pray it passes quickly. Please pray for us, he has an appointment next week to see the neurologist, and his dad and I are (the only word I can use to describe) afraid things may be changing for him.
Please Doves, pray for my son, but most of all, please pray for his soul (he is stubborn and doesn't believe). I know that God, if he doesn't calm the storm, can calm is children. Please pray Joe, and that this next appointment brings some kind of solution, or answer.
God's Blessings to you ALL, and especially John for having this site.