Saturday, March 15, 2008

Prayers, prayers, prayers

Please pray for our friends, the Grimm family, as they lost their 14-year-old son Ethan today to cancer. http://www.caringbridge.org/ia/ethangrimm


Also, please pray for a special friend of ours, Patti, as she struggles with her fight against pancreatic cancer.

And since your already praying...maybe just tack on another small one. Our problem seems very meek compared to those above, but Austin's fevers/pains/abnormal blood tests continue. We met with the rheumatologist on Monday. Besides the abnormal sed rate and CRP, the only test that came back abnormal again was the test for inflammatory bowel disease. The doctor referred us to the GI specialist. He also prescribed Austin some Naprosyn for pain/fever. We got into the GI doc right away. He is definitely not convinced Austin has an inflammatory bowel disease. He doesn't have the family history or even the typical symptoms. But since just about everything else has been ruled out, we are going to proceed with a colonoscopy and an endoscopy on the 26th.

The good news is that the Naprosyn really seems to be helping with Austin's pains. And his temperature has been down to 99.5.

Thanks so much for praying!

2 comments:

Laurie said...

praying for your friends and of course, for Austin

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

I have been praying for this family, Teresa. I'll be praying about Austin's tests on the 26th, too. I'm glad that the meds are helping with pain. Poor guy! Fever down is a good thing, too!

Be sure to take care of yourself!!

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