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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Monday, July 21, 2008

A quick update

I'll try not to bore you too much, but I really would appreciate some prayers. I am currently without a diagnosis, but I am leaning toward the most widely accepted assumption. I "blacked out" again on Friday, but managed to talk Andy out of taking me to the hospital. (We were at The Dark Knight, so he really didn't want to leave any more than I did). When I did it again at the pancake breakfast at church Sunday morning, there were no arguments left. A wonderful friend of mine came and got the boys, and Andy took me to the  hospital. They ran several tests and determined that it was not a brain tumor, or a stroke, or anything like that. My heart is still under some suspicion, since I already have a heart murmur, but it is the less likely culprit. After two different emergency rooms, two different times yesterday, and a total of six episodes, the general consensus is that I need to see a neurologist, and that I am probably having a form of a seizure. I am supposed to see a cardiologist too, just in case. 
 At this moment, I don't have a whole lot of energy to care WHAT it is. I just want a diagnosis of something, so we can begin working towards fixing it. I have an appointment with the neurologist next Tuesday (not tomorrow) and until then, I am banished from driving and will just try to deal with the episodes as best I can. They have been much more frequent, but less strong. I come out of them laughing at first (for no reason, but I cannot control it) then shivering violently. So, I think I will be staying at home as much as possible. I don't really want to have one in public! 
 Right now my parents are here. Dad really needs to get back to work, but I am hoping to keep my Mommy with me for a few days. Please just pray that they will slow down until I can get them looked at again, and that they can figure out what is causing them. 
 Thank you! Bethany


mom0ktdid said...

I am very relieved to read your update! I knew you were very busy with your mom headed down and I tried calling, but I have been checking on here too....just in case!
Give me a call when you have a free moment to talk, but be sure to take advantage of your mom being there to rest and hang out and just visit!
love ya!

Karen Thompson said...

You are in my prayers, Bethany.

Karen T

Psalm 3:3 But you are a shield around me, O LORD;
you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.

Corey said...

We are praying for you my friend. You and your husband are family to us. Oddly enough, my mom has never responded on my blogs...

The Duke Family said...

You are in our prayers. I love you very much and am very concerned for you. I will call you to check on you soon. Just please get some rest (I know, like that is easy to do with little kiddies running around). We miss you.
Love, Christina and the Dukes

Kelly said...

Oh, do keep us posted! I'll be up here praying for ya!

Marcy said...

Bethany, I am praying for you. I am sure that you are very ready to begin getting this diagnosed! Please try to rest and keep us all posted.

Abigail said...

praying bethany...hope you find out answers soon. hug your momma for me.

Daniel & Heidi Hicks said...

Bethany, my mom told me what was going on with you and you are in our prayers... i hope they can find out what it is soon. Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Bethany, I've been keeping up with you through Carrie. We are praying for you and for the doctors that are looking into what is causing your issues. Miss you at bible study!
Love, Laura W.