The best possible news we could have heard at this point about Dave’s health came over the phone today. The Mayo neurologist called to say both his spinal MRI and spinal fluid from the lumbar puncture came back negative for MS. 90% of MS patients apparently test positive. However his brain lesions are still consistent with MS, so though an official diagnosis can’t be made multiple sclerosis can’t be ruled out. We will continue to be cautiously optimistic that no symptoms will ever appear and, more importantly, continue praising God through the ups and downs. I told my close friend, Darlene, today that this whole thing has been a wake-up call. I can’t expect God to be there for me if I only turn to Him when something bad is going on. I have to be in communion with Him all the time, every day, good and bad ones. How this experience has changed me is too detailed to describe in one short post. I prayed with Dave in the kitchen that no matter what comes next we have to be committed to Christ, working on raising our children in a Christian home. He will have another MRI at Mayo in three months.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 34
This post was written by Tara on April 29, 2011