Friday, November 27, 2015

Being Held

The past season has been one of quiet anticipation. We have waited for doctors' calls and new medications to take effect. We have watched as the leaves changed and Samuel as well. Seizures came and vacations went. We spent special moments with loved ones and enjoyed times together we will never forget. We laughed a bunch, cried some, and were frustrated often.

I have to be honest, Samuel's migraines and seizures aren't "big" in comparison to what others are enduring in this life, but they have changed our way of living. We have to anticipate when the next one will be, when exactly in the night he will wake, how long it will last, and how he will feel the following day(s). His medication(s), though they have a positive effect on the length of his seizures, have had made some adverse changes in his personality (anger, aggression, etc). We are adjusting and being reminded that God is faithful in our times of fear.

To further his care, Samuel is being admitted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for epilepsy monitoring on Saturday, November 28th. We are being admitted for four days or more with the anticipation of catching a seizure under testing. This will provide specialists the information they need to know exactly which type of epilepsy he has and the best plan for him.

Please pray for comfort and peace over Samuel as it will be physically uncomfortable for him. We, of course, are somewhat anxious, but Jesus is holding us. He alone is our strength and HELP.

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."  Isaiah 41:10

*Pictures include: swimming with Daddy in Pigeon Forge, holding Mom's hand after a seizure, and loosing his 1st tooth.

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