Thursday, April 23, 2009

Getting Specific

(Posted by Kiesha's friend, JennH)

Unfortunately there's not a lot to update still on what is going on with Kiesha. Her husband told me that the doctors didn't think the spinal compression was the cause of her issues, and they were going to due a CT of her brain to see if they found something there. But, after speaking to Kiesha's mom today, she said all the tests are still not revealing a true reason that this is happening to her.

She is still at St. Thomas hospital in Nashville, and she is still not able to use her legs. They have put her in a wheelchair for now, and still plan to do more testing to find out what's going on, but their best guess for now is that it is something related to the car wreck she was in as a teenager.

She's just in this frustrating place where she's presented with these terrifying symptoms, but no answers to help guide her to help.

Anyway, there are a few things that Kiesha requested specific prayer for.

One is that her doctors think that because of her condition that she may qualify for a medical card that would provide health coverage for the things she will definitely need (such as home healthcare, prescriptions, and such.) So, this would obviously be a huge blessing for them and another huge weight off of her mind!!! We definitely need to pray that this comes through for them!!

The other thing is we need to pray that she does regain control of her legs. I can't even imagine how terrifying it must be to be so young and lose the ability to walk. She's got two small kids (5 and 2 yrs old) that definitely keep her on the move. And I know that she wants to be able to move right along with them. I know that no matter what happens, Kiesha will find a way to do what needs to be done. She's one of the toughest people I know, and things like this seem to just make her stronger. But, I don't want her to have to go through that. She needs her legs, Lord, and I pray that You will completely heal them for her.

Thanks for the prayers that you all have already given for her, and just continue to lift her up. She needs to be wrapped in the Lord's comfort more than ever right now.

P.S. HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY RUBEN!!!! Mommy would definitely be there for you today if she could!!!

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Sheryl said...

whoa!! thanks again for the update. is kiesha able to get email? would you let me know (

Girl Child said...

missin you Kiesha.. hope you are handling things well.. i know you must be scared.. I will pray for you sweety..

He And Me + 3 said...

Thank you so much for the updates. I will be praying. I know how horrible it is to not know what is going on. Happy Birthday Ruben!

Tanya said...

Thank you for keeping us posted, I am praying for Kiesha as best I can. Happy birthday Ruben, hope your Mom is home soon.

Carrie said...

Praying for you, Kiesha, and believing that you will get up and walk soon...and ride that bike!

Happy Birthday to Ruben!

We miss hearing from you and are so glad you have wonderful friends and family to help you through this and keep us updated!

God is good!

nancygrayce said...

Appreciate the updates, especially the prayer specifics. Praying!