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God has blessed me tremendously with an amazing husband, Doug, and two gorgeous little boys, Gavin and Joey. It has always been a dream of mine to have a large family but God may have other plans. I had a series of 6 consecutive early miscarriages when trying for baby #2. We are currently trying for baby #3 after our 7th miscarriage. I am faithful that God's plan is perfect, even when I am not happy about it. I love comments and meeting new followers so please don't be shy!

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Friday, August 31, 2012

When It Rains...

It has been a really long time since I blogged about Doug and his Autoimmune Hepatitis, AIH from here on out.  He had gone into remission and all was well and then a few months ago he started not feeling well again.  It was no surprise that his liver enzymes had risen.  His medications were adjusted to get those numbers back down.  One of the lovely side effects of his medications is that he gets short term diabetes when he is on the higher doses of medications.  So finally, the liver enzymes are normal, the meds are reduced, and the diabetes goes away.  Then, when we least expected it, something new falls into our lap.

Without sharing a novel's worth of medical history it will have to suffice that Doug has always had pains.  Muscle pains that he has mentioned to various doctors over the years but has always checked out fine.  Doug has just assumed that it was years of sports that left him feeling so achey.  Perhaps it was.  But, a couple of weeks ago, Doug was laying in bed like usual when he sat up and grabbed his head and said it felt like he had been shot in the head.  No more than 5 seconds later, he said he was okay.  I won't lie, I panicked.  I have heard the stories about perfectly healthy people complaining of a headache and then are dead moments later from an aneurism.   I tried to stay calm.  I asked him every 15 seconds if he was still okay.  He was.  Phew.  That was weird.  The next day he confessed that that headache wasn't the first of it's kind.

A few days later, as we sat down to our family dinner on Sunday night, Doug's hand and arm began shaking.  Due to medications and sugar issues, it wasn't unusual that his hands would shake a little, but this time it was so violent that he wasn't able to feed himself with his right hand.  He agreed that I could call the doctor on Monday morning.

He saw the doctor and she ordered some tests, just to rule out some things, but she felt confident that it was just  medication side effects.  After our appointment with her, we felt the same way.

He had an EEG and an MRI in the past several days.  He had a routine appointment at his GI doctor who had access to his EEG and MRI results.  Turns out, the EEG was abnormal and the MRI had things that were "atypical."  We have been doing some research, courtesy of Dr. Google, and he seems to have many of the symptoms of MS.  

Fortunately, our doctor made a personal phone call to a neurologist and he is going to see us on Tuesday morning.  We appreciate prayers as we can use all of the spiritual strength you have to offer.  We know that everything is in God's hands, but we need the strength to remember that, especially if things get worse before they get better. 

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