This will be a busy week for Tammy medically. We did more blood work today; have an MRI tomorrow and a lumbar puncture (nifty name for spinal tap) on Friday.
The blood work might help confirm our Lymes suspicion or indicate a few other possible illnesses.
The MRI is suppose to rule out any hip degeneration. We're thinking that will turn up negative and if so, it keeps pointing its finger at Lymes Disease. The more things that are ruled out, the more our Dr suspects Lymes.
The spinal tap is suppose to be able to give us more info regarding Lymes and possibly MS even though the procedure is not conclusive. Our new Dr. said there is a high percentage that we will not get the definitive Lymes diagnosis that we desire and will have to decide if we want to take on the risks of the Lymes treatment without that definitive diagnosis.
The Lymes treatment we are looking at involves anywhere from 4 weeks to 6 months of IV antibiotics based on how her symptoms respond.
Pray with us that:
1) God heals Tammy and that God gets all the glory!
2) That we get a definitive diagnosis!
3) That God continues to give us boldness as this continues to develop our faith!
4) That God gives our Dr wisdom and discernment!
We appreciate your prayers! They are vital!