Scrappbook stammerings from the Scrappinpsycho's Asylum.
Monday, October 25, 2010
We need a miracle
My 32 year old daughter, mother of my 3 and 4 year old grandkids, is facing some major medical issues, and could really use some prayer. She has experienced what is now finally being diagnosed as mini strokes. Praise God, through a conversation with a Dr. at my son in law's clinic - it was determined that it would be a good idea for her to see a cardiologist and a neurologist. Today, after having a sonogram of her heart - the cardiologist informed her, that she has a hole in her heart - and that her husband insisting that she see a cardiologist, probably saved her life. The good news would be - that this is what is causing the problem and that it can be addressed - but that is not all of it. The battery of blood work that the neurologist ordered, indicated that she has a blood disorder - in which her body is building up antibodies that can cause blood clots, stroke, and miscarriage. She has already suffered two miscarriages over the past 2 years.
This was a draft of a post that I started about about 8 weeks ago. We are now at the point that LeAnn will have heart surgery tomorrow morning. This will lesson the risk of stoke by a small percent - but must be done - despite the fact that she is 14 weeks pregnant. She will remain on the blood thinners throughout the pregnancy - and for at least 6 weeks after the baby is born. She will have to be induced at least 2 weeks early in order to be able to take her off the blood thinners before the birth.
So, like I said, We need a miracle. Please lift LeAnn and her family up in prayer at this difficult time.