Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Update

Here is the update on the teen girl...

K has been diagnosed with Polyarteritis nodosa. Basically, it is an infection or inflammation of the small or medium arteries in the body that results in weakening and damage to the arteries involved. Often, clotting occurs in addition to the bleeding.

We should continue to pray for wisdom for the medical team and give praise to God for revealing the condition so quickly to the physicians. This quick diagnosis (although I am sure it has not been quick for the family) will allow appropriate treatment to begin immediately.


Thank you so much for your prayers... and please continue to pray... She has been moved out of ICU to the step-down unit. Hopefully, tomorrow will be in a room.

Still a very sick young lady and still a very serious condition.

Your concern, prayers and emails have blessed me and I will be passing them on to the family.

12 comments:

queenoftheclick said...

DeeDee, Prayers continue. Hopefully the doctors will be able to help her soon.

Tammy said...

So glad to hear this...praise the Lord.

Darlene said...

I am so glad they have found what it is and how to treat this. Still praying...
Darlene

Vicki said...

Thankful for what they discovered so quickly, now to pray through her treatment and recovery. Please keep me posted...I'll keep praying.

Cathy Davis said...

Bless her heart!

I pray they feel the Father's loving arms enveloping them and they trust Him as the great Healer.

Having been on the waiting end of a diagnosis I know how hard that waiting is. I was always glad to know what it was so I could do something about it! Thank you DeeDee for keeping us up to speed!

Krista said...

Brandi just got back from the hospital visiting her. She said that she looks good and seems "normal."

She was really worried about her friend. Thanks for the update. The above is the only update my daughter came home with.

Continuing to pray,
Krista

Jill said...

Thank You Lord for answering our prayers today!

Thank you for the update DeeDee!

In His amazing grace and continuing to pray,
Jill

Shonda said...

Thanks for the update. I'll keep praying for "K" and the medical team and the family.
Engrafted by His Grace-
Shonda

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Praise the Lord for a diagnosis! He is so faithful... <3

Continuing to pray.

Fran said...

Absolutely praying. Thank you for the update Dee Dee. Got her close to my heart.

Blessings,
Fran

Laurie Ann said...

Thanks for the update. Praising and praying...

Jenifer said...

Praising the Lord with you and continuing to lift up this precious sister.

Blessings,
Jenifer