First of all, I have to speak to each and every one of you who has commented on my last update. Your outpouring of prayer and love support is overwhelming. My family is truly grateful.
Please accept my apology if I can't respond to all of them. Adéye and I are taking turns at the hospital, plus we're tending after all the other children. But we've read all of your comments and are so very touched.
I just got back from the hospital. It seems all the doctors do is test, test, test. And each time they take blood, poor baby. She really doesn't understand what's going on.
Word is out in the hospital that Hailee's case is an enigma. At one time, nine--count 'em, NINE--doctors were in the room discussing her. They're scratching their heads.
But now for the good news. Some of you were so kind to suggest what Hailee's condition COULD be. Let me assure you, Adéye and I have not taken your suggestions lightly. We have asked the doctors about each of them. And now that the test results are coming in, we are at least able to rule out some serious stuff...
Leukemia--since those with Down syndrome have a proclivity toward this, it's a legitimate concern, but looking at the blood test results, the doctor says definitely not.
Mononucleosis--tests show that Hailee did have mono at one time in her life, but this condition is not mono.
Meningitis--doctors were going to do a spinal tap to test for it, but decided against it, because they don't suspect it anymore.
There are other things that it could be, but we don't know.
What we DO know is that our God is in the business of healing. And THAT'S what we're praying and believing for, regardless of what the doctors find.
I am so confident that many of you will join our prayers about this. Especially, we need prayers that Hailee's immune system improves more and more so that she doesn't relapse. So a total, complete, effective, long-lasting healing from God. Is there any other kind?
Thank you again. It's times like this when we know we can rely on God, but also on the body of Christ. Go team!