Quite some time ago I asked for prayer for our youngest son. I know many people joined me in fasting and prayer and I felt so encouraged by the response I received. To have other believers say, I am going to believe with you, join you, encourage you and your family…this was a tremendous blessing! Thank you!
As I started the fast, I was so encouraged. I felt certain that my son was not going to have the devastating diagnosis that the doctor was looking into. Making more time for God, praying more, spending more time in worship continued to add to my sense of strength and encouragement. However, after several weeks, I began to feel a deep sense of discouragement creeping into my life. For a couple of weeks, this discouragement came and rested over me like a cloud. I felt sadness for my son, I felt sick about the potential medical problems, I felt alone. I was sad to see see my son suffer more. And the longer I fasted the worse his sezures became. More appointments, more medications, more trips to another island for care with a specialist…but no improvement. I wondered, “God, why is that you chose to heal some while others are not healed?” I never received a specific answer, only the answers I have heard over years of asking.
In the past two weeks, the heaviness has lifted. My son has not had nearly as many seizures as he was having. The neurologist says he should not be having ANY seizures. I hope this will be true for him someday soon.
As one of his doctors has been trying to rule out a specific diagnosis, our little man has had many appointments. The particular type of seizures he has had since infancy are often related to a disorder that causes tumors to grow in the heart, brain and kidneys. His MRI indicated that there were no problems in the brain. A recent heart test also indicated that there were no problems there either. Another appointment to look at his kidneys indicated that there was a problem. But what kind of problem?
He had a renal ultrasound that seemed to show one of his kidneys to be swollen, and having trouble draining. He was referred to another specialist on the island of O’ahu. wrong with one of his kidneys. They told us yesterday that they found a kidney stone, and blood in his urine. There is some uncertainty about why the kidney is swollen..could be the stone, but it could be something else. He will now be referred to another specialist and they will monitor the kidney stone for a few months.
Oh my little son. He has had so much in his young life. He is happy and full of energy. You would never know that this little guy has faced death several times. That he has been hospitalized on several occasions. That he has had major surgery, has a serious seizure disorder, and takes a significant amount of anti-convulsives. People have prophesied over him for three years now about the call that God has on his life. I believe that as well. What Mama doesn’t believe that for their children?
I am still trusting God for healing…I have seen way too many healings in my life to stop believing for that! I am praying for a desire to continue to fast – right now my desire is waning. Your continued prayers would be greatly appreciated.