We continue much the same here at home. David has been receiving IV's to help hydrate him. We are also using pedialite to replace electrolytes in his body, and that has seemed to be helpful. Last week we went to see another doctor that my mom's good friends recommended, to try to find out what all is going on with David's body. This doctor is associated with Scripps hospital and specializes in internal medicine,rheumatoid, and skeletal, as well as helping people with difficult conditions. He is also familiar with Lyme, and has some patients he treats with it. He was very intense, thorough, and yet gentle with David. He asked a slew of questions. We have shared all the labs that have been done and we are going back for follow up and more labs/x-rays tomorrow. When examining David, the doctor did ultrasounds of his joints, and found that David has calcium deposits in his joints. This is something a young man should not have, and explains the intense pain. The Doctor feels there is something else going on with David, a condition, syndrome, or disease that perhaps is being aggravated or showing up at this time. His immune system is not working right and we need to find out what it is!
David has been able to move his legs a bit better, but only is able to stand for a few seconds and has terrible pain. The doctor said his muscles are terribly atrophied so he needed to do some exercise. What can he do? An exercise bike would be best, the doctor told us. So we were able to get a bike ( it was given to us!) and put it in David's room. He is only able to tolerate a few minutes at a time, but it is a start.
We are continuing to pray for healing, for wisdom, and solutions that will help support David's body and start building it back again. We are blessed to find out this doctor is on David's new insurance. Praying for provision for all that is needed diagnostically, as well as with supplements and treatments.
We are thankful for answers to prayer:
David has been able to move his legs better
Brittany is graduating from BMT ( Basic Military Training) this weekend
We feel the support and guidance in caring for David
Thank you for your continued prayers and love sent our way.
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