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relief to rejoice over.

thanks to the recommendation of our doctor in trujillo, and a little help from our friends, we located the neurologist in tarapoto and micah got to his personal clinic around 8pm last night. going to the neurologist proved to be a really GREAT idea. he was the second in tarapoto to suggest or suspect meningitis, well, except for my own self of course, but i would never say 'i told you so' to a doctor or anyone else for that matter, at least not directly. ;)

from what i can piece together from the conversation (which is not much from this distance), the neurologist was pretty confident right away that micah does have meningitis, even before doing the expensive test. micah was annoyed by said expensive test. thinking he was doing it only at my and our trujillo doctor's insistence, with his splitting headache and weakened state he was made to sit up perfectly still for a seemingly everlasting 10 minutes. however, the test did confirm to the doctor that something was going on with the left lobe of his brain which was in fact causing his aforementioned splitting headache.

a full night's rest, several injections and a handful of pills later, micah is doing notably better this morning. his voice finally has a little of its music back (as opposed to the scratchy stutter-y sound of the last couple of days). yay!

however, rejoicing aside, there are still some questions that remain to be answered that will help us to know if micah is pulled fully out onto the road to recovery or if he's only just to the onramp. ;) meningitis can be caused by malaria and tuberculosis and even all by its very own self can be pretty contagious. which of course would have repercussions for our whole family.

please rejoice with us and praise the Lord for His marvelous mercy AND keep praying that the doctors will be thorough and that we'd get it all taken care of!

thank you SO much for your prayers and for taking the time to send those encouraging notes! micah expressed via the patchy cell phone connection this morning, that he'd read the e-mails and that they were a HUGE encouragement! again, thank you SO much, you may never ever know how much of a soul booster those personal notes can be!!

y'all are the best :)


At January 9, 2013 at 11:15 AM Patty said...

So glad to hear this news! We posted a prayer request to all our facebook friends last night. We will continue to pray for all positive outcomes. Love you all, Patty and Gordy Gregg (Bethany's mom and dad)

At January 9, 2013 at 11:54 AM Hammy said...

Yep, we are rejoicing and continuing to pray.


At January 9, 2013 at 1:53 PM Rick & Jo Myron said...

I'm so glad to hear Micah is better. I will pray that he continues to heal. And that all the other mentioned sickness go away by the Lord's grace.

At January 9, 2013 at 3:13 PM Benita Riesgraf said...

Hi Sister! We are friend's of Sarah in Portland but are living in NM! We will be praying for you guys at community group! Praise the Lord you are connecting with others during this time of need. I can't imagine the anxiety filled prayers. If you need anything else then keep us posted.

At January 9, 2013 at 10:02 PM Anonymous said...

Praying for Micah that he has a speedy recovery and for everyones health!! LOVE, YOU KRYSTAL, RYAN, SUMMER AND SETH MOLINE

At January 10, 2013 at 3:37 AM Ken Barrett said...

Glad that the doctor cut to the meningitis solution. Often viral meningitis makes the most of either tiredness or some other more minor infection. It happened to me some years back in the Dominican Republic and by getting treatment fairly early on that also reduced the consequences although a stiff neck and a tendency to head aches lasted for a couple of months. Rest is important, rather than getting annoyed by it!!

At January 10, 2013 at 6:37 AM john Kinlaw said...

The Lord answers prayer! Thankful for the good news and continuing to pray for everyone!

At January 10, 2013 at 7:37 AM lilrose said...

Hi from far to near for you all are in my prayers and I too thought of meningitis as I had it age 12 not sure where I got it but in 1953 polio was similar and so they thought I had either or..But made it and will pray that Micah will soon heal and recover completely. God is good all the time. Keep trusting and believe He will bring you through. Remember the past things that He has done. Praise Him. He is faithful!
God Bless in His awesome love.

At January 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM Pamela said...

What great news...Our GOD is an AWESOME GOD who reighs from heaven to earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May the LORD continue to heal you Micah and give the doctors wisdom...Put your whole trust in HIM...I pray that you continue to get well and that the LORD would touch your life...There is POWER in Prayer!!!! love you all, Pamela

At January 10, 2013 at 11:20 AM Aaron said...

We are all praying here. Glad we know what it is. Pray that Micah gets treatment he needs and has a smooth recovery. We love you and miss you.

At January 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM Dana Wilson said...

Fantastic news, Amy! This must have been so much harder for you both with you away!

My hubby had viral meningitis a few years ago and none of us caught it...

Praying for a quick and thorough recovery and protection for everyone else...


At January 10, 2013 at 3:11 PM Janell in Zambia said...

My sister had menengitis as a kid and our whole family went on the treatment as a preventative. Back then, they had us take the same stuff they used to treat leprosy and it made our pee bright red for a month. Totally still remember that!

Praying for a fast and full recovery for Micah.


At January 10, 2013 at 3:38 PM Anonymous said...

Hi Micah and Amy, I had a good conversation with Jim and Diane today all about the situation you guys are going through. Be assured that we as parents are most concerned and praying for an accurate diagnosis and speedy recovery. Thank you for the sacrifice in time, effort and disruption of your lives on top of the medical situation to make our visit a very memorable time. We love you all. Papa Doug and Hammy

At January 11, 2013 at 7:45 AM MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

So thankful for the good report! Praying for wisdom for the doctors and healing for Micah. And praying for you at home too, dear Amy.

Much love,

To God be the glory!

At January 12, 2013 at 7:02 PM Floyd & Helen Pierce said...

Micah, Amy and family,
Here in Springfield Illinois at Grace Bible Chapel we are praying for a full recovery and that others will not come down with this sickness.
In Christ,
Floyd & Helen Pierce


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