Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Next Thing

We were home from Cincinnati for just a few hours when Qavah started shaking and developed a fever of 104.7.  I knew it was infection of some sort and she complained of pain at the base of her neck and leg bones.  We spent the remainder of the weekend in and out of the doctor's office and emergency room trying to get the infection under control.  It seemed Qavah was recovering, then this morning she suddenly showed me some new symptoms.  She has developed ulcers all over her tongue that are very painful and she was unable to eat today.  I took her back to the doctor and she is now being treated for a fierce fungal infection which can happen in immune-compromised people.  

The last few days of symptoms have been very difficult to manage.  Qavah's body just doesn't seem to want to fight, so the medications have to do the work, yet they also present problems for her.  This has led me to seek further help for the problems with her immune system, which are keeping her from living a normal life.  We have done our best to keep her away from other sick children, but she seems to pick up everything so easily.  A physician at Duke University has shown interest in this problem with Qavah's faulty immune system.   We are in the early stages of discussion and the test results from Cincinnati will be most helpful as he studies them.  The things I am seeing happen to Qavah are above and beyond what can be handled here in Roanoke, and the doctor I took her to today said as much.    

What is next for Qavah?  Her fever is high again.  Our small group was here tonight and we prayed about this situation.  After praying, we wait.  We'll be waiting to see how God will move on Qavah's behalf.  According to His word, He is able to do exceedingly beyond what we ask or think. 

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Ephesians 3:19-20

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