Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Prayer For Beth, Please?

I sent his out to the prayer team for Beth. Please pray for her? Thank you!


We went to the eye doctor today to make sure Beth's eyes are not affected by the arthritis. We were expecting a good report because only 1 in 5 children with her type of arthritis have eye problems. 

She is the 1 in 5. There is inflammation in her eyes associated with chronic iridocyclitis. She has to have two different eye drops administered, one of which is a steroid given every two hours during the day and at night if she is awake already. After one month, he will see her again and evaluate the inflammation. He said we take it one step at a time, but the prognosis is good because we caught it early.

I am learning that the statement: "The prognosis is good" is just something they say to keep parents from crying in their offices.

Please pray that she will take well to the drops and that this part of the disease goes away quickly. If not handled properly this can lead to glaucomascarscataracts and even blindness. The doctor assured me he would do everything he has to do to keep this from affecting her vision.

My husband and I feel like we're in a boxing ring with God and we just go knocked out. (The disease in her knees is still not responding to the naproxen.)

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

I know that His grace is sufficient and I am happy to have his power rest on our family. We just need a break in the bad news.

Thank you!


Margie said...

Praying friend. I know this must be so hard, but know you are all covered in prayer.

Christine said...

Oh,Margie! Thank you! I appreciate you.

Terri H said...

My heart just aches for you and your sweet girl. I am reminded of your post about how her joy is already blessing others through her disease and I wonder how God will use this, too. Have hope in His goodness. Prayers for you all.

Christine said...

Thank you, Terri! I do think you're correct that God will use all of this. Happy Birthday to your boy!

Terri H said...

Happy birthday to Mary as well! Can you believe they will be five?