I have a VERY SPECIAL prayer request to ask of each of you!! Dennis, my precious husband, is very sick, and has been for about 2 months now. He doesn’t want a lot of people to know, and mainly his family until we find out what is exactly wrong with him! BUT I can’t wait to send this prayer request out any longer!! I’ve put it off for a week now, and I can’t put it off any longer. I have also let his family (as of tonight) know as well, because as a good friend of ours told me, they have the right to know now, and not later…so they too can be supportive & saying prayers.
About 2 months ago now, he got very sick…in bed sick and wasn’t sure why he hurt all over, and muscles ached like they have never before ached! He was in a lot of pain, fever and just over all sick. He went to our doctor, and was told he had viral meningitis….received meds for it. Took all his meds as prescribed (which meant he was really not feeling well…usually he doesn’t take them all)…..and 2 months later (almost) he’s still sick, with different symptoms this time!!
Just so you all will know a little about him. He’s not the type of man who sits/lays in the bed except to sleep….he’s always working outside, on our house, or in their shop building something….but he’s been in the bed every evening for the past 2-3 weeks after work, and doesn’t move except to go to the bathroom. He even eats in the bed…not a normal thing for him!!
His lymph nodes in his neck have become very swollen….so much so that his neck & jaw line look to be connected. They have gone down some, but not enough to make a huge difference. Still having major body aches, fever sometimes off & on, fatigue..major fatigue, no energy….and just feeling crummy!!
So I set him up a doctor’s appt again on Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. Anyone who knows Dennis well, knows that if he is asking me to make him a doc appt & pray for him daily…he is sick!
He went to the doctor, and we got only puzzling news…not bad yet, but possibly could be bad, but not good news either….so we are in limbo….waiting! Waiting..the worst part!! Our doctor is hoping & praying that it’s some sort of bacterial infection that has just not been able to heal because of his fatigue, etc going on. BUT….he said he isn’t ruling anything out (ei: cancer, lupus, etc) until he gets some results in two weeks on how Dennis is feeling after taking a round of Zithromax (antibiotics). He also had to put him on a breathing steroid (for 13 days), because Dennis’ asthma started acting so badly that he was having an asthma attack at least 5 times a day…if not more. And just a quick note…his asthma has been under great control for 3 yrs now!!
Our doctor said that Cancer is the very last ruling he will look into. He honestly thinks it maybe lupus. He said that there are 4 different types of lupus, and he thinks that Dennis may have one of the milder forms of it. The worst form of lupus is fatal….then there are not so severe forms of it. The mildest form of lupus is a very severe case of rheumatoid arthritis. So we hoping and praying for the mildest form if he has lupus!!! I have 3 friends with lupus…one very severe case and the other two are kind of in the middle with their cases, and they suffer so much with it! I HATE the thought of my husband having it too!!
I have to call and make him another doctor’s appt for next Tuesday Dec 9th, and then we will be discussing tests, blood workups, etc if he’s not feeling any better by then. I will forewarn you all…chances are, unless God will give us a miracle this time, he will not be feeling any better, because he’s not been getting any better. It will be one week this Tuesday….and he still feels the same! So I am praying for God to PLEASE GIVE US A MIRACLE!!!
I know that GOD does things to get our attention….and bring us closer to him…and I just pray that Dennis allows God to work in him…and he becomes as close as God wants him to be. I believe that honestly….that is the only way we will get a miracle of any kind this time around! We’ve been blessed with so many miracles in the past 5 yrs….I hope God will allow just one more, and I pray that Dennis will humble himself to God’s will!!
Just a quick note of some of our awesome God given miracles!! I was thought to have a large tumor on my right kidney in Feb of 2008 found via kidney xray by my urologist, but with everyone’s prayers going up GOD healed the tumor and it became a huge 11mm kidney stone! One of the biggest my urologist has ever seen! And on March 13, 2008 I had surgery to get it blasted out of my kidney. It took 3,000 hits with the laser to bust it up! Then on April 13, 2008…one month after my surgery….Dennis fell from a ladder, and cut his wrist 1/2 way around on a housing unit for flourescent light bulbs! He is very BLESSED to have any function at all in his right hand….the hand he does everything with!! He cut the main nerve on the pinky finger side, one of the middle tendons, and the arteri on one his pinky finger side as well. Thanks be to GOD that he can use his right hand, not to the fullness as he used to could, but he can use it! Then our 5 yr old daughter (who was 4 at the time) started having some major migraines and nightmares caused by the migraines in July of 2008. Thanks be to GOD that it has been healed up with medication!! Nothing was majorly wrong with her….just a chemical imbalance. :o)
You guys….I NEED THIS PRAYER REQUEST TO BE PASSED TO WHOMEVER YOU CAN PASS IT TO THAT HAS A HUGE AMOUNT OF FAITH IN GOD!!! I NEED my husband back!!! I need him to feel better, to be well….and first and foremost to be ONE WITH GOD!!! PLEASE….I am begging!! I don’t usually ask for much….but I NEED THIS TO TURN OUT GOOD!! He has cried more this past month than I have ever seen him cry. He said to me that he can’t even enjoy Christmas shopping for the kids, because he’s so sick, and can’t hardly stand that long….he is scared to death that he’s going to die sooner than he wants too….and also that he won’t be able to make it through an 8 hr work day. He’s worried himself to death about going back to work on Monday!
I am at my witts end….I have prayed with out ceasing….I have grown in my FAITH….I leaned more on God these past 3 months than I have since I was a teenager…..I just hope & pray that my turning my FAITH around to where it should always be is enough to be allowed this one more miracle!!
I just want to say THANKS in advance for coming through for me with this prayer request. I also want to Pray for GOD’S BLESSINGS to each and everyone of you!! I hope that I have made sense in my wording and trying to explain this whole huge nightmare my husband is living through right now. If not please forgive me….feel free to ask me any questions.
Many, Many Blessings to you all!!
I just wanted to let you all know that this is why I haven’t been online much these past few days. I know we had Thanksgiving, and I logged in for a few minutes to help moderate our group…but that was about it.
So if you’ve left me a comment, or I’ve received any features….I will get to them I promise!!