Friday, August 29, 2008

Lots of news...

Well, it has been a long week. I do apologise for the delay in updates, but this was our first week of school. Everyone has settled into a routine and Ana is doing great in her preschool program. I am truly blessed to be able to homeschool all of my children.
Ana had an appointment with a local neurologist, as he will be the one monitoring her through the EEG. Her EEG is scheduled for this coming Tuesday and it will be a 48 hour study verses the 24 hour one we were expecting. The longer the study... the better the possibility of catching a seizure. We are hoping the second night of the EEG she can get her sleep study done, otherwise, we will have to go back for the sleep study. Overall, we are just happy these tests can be done locally!
There is a change of plans for her upcoming surgery. The anesthesiologist in Cincinnati needs us to arrive two days earlier than planned for a consultation. With mitochondrial disease there are major risks with anesthesia, so we completely understand the need for a consult. We will arrive in Cincy on Thursday the 11th. She will have the anesthesia consult on Friday. Then, Ana will be admitted on Sunday. The surgery is scheduled for Monday... and if all goes well, she should be discharged by Wednesday. Thursday we will rest at the hotel, and Friday she will see the motility doctor. Our prayer is to be back home sometime Saturday evening the 20th.
Lastly, we need everyone to pray with us about a grant we wrote for. We need this grant to offset the cost of this trip and the follow-up trip in October. God has always provided a way for Ana to get the care she needs, and we know He will again make a way if we ask... please pray this prayer with us... pray for a way... pray in complete faith, believing that God will provide financially for this trip.

18 Now in the morning, when He was returning to the city, He became hungry.
19 Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only; and He said to it, "No longer shall there ever be any fruit from you." And at once the fig tree withered.
20 Seeing this, the disciples were amazed and asked, "How did the fig tree wither all at once?" 21 And Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will happen.
22 "And all things
you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
Matthew 21:18-22

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