Friday, September 17, 2010

Baby Sister and Big Sister

My baby sister Stacey, is expecting her first baby in March.  She is 12 weeks pregnant and we are all so excited!!!  She has had a few days where she has been spotting and it gave us all a scare.  But she has had 2 ultrasounds in the past week and it shows baby is doing just fine!!! Baby is bouncing around in there having a ball while all of us have been worrying.  We are so glad all is fine.  We all know getting past the first trimester is the first goal and after that it’s usually smooth sailing.  We are praying for a smooth pregnancy and Mama and baby are healthy.  My sister is at the age where she will be seeing a High Risk OB just because of her age.  She should start going the High Risk OB next month.  I have never had to go to an additional doctor so I don’t really know what all that entails.  My sister did say they would be doing genetics testing and some other tests.  I guess we will find out next month. 

Please pray that her pregnancy will continue to go smoothly and for her and baby’s good health.


My big sister Lisa, had her doctors appointment this past Tuesday to get the results from her Spinal Tap that she had done.  This test was the last test her doctor wanted her to have done to rule out one last possibility.  Which was Lupus.  The good news is that she does not have Lupus which also confirms the other bad news of the doctors suspicion of Multiple Schlerosis.  Which really isn’t much better news but we are glad to finally have a name to all the pain that she has been going through.  So this is what she is going to have to live with for the rest of her life.  This is sad news for our family but certainly it is something that can be treated (Not cured).  There is no cure for this disease and the treatment that she has chosen to start using is suppose to prolong the disease not heal any damage that has already been done (mainly her limping on her leg).  So she has chosen Copaxone which is a daily injection and this is suppose to help with any numbness, dizziness, gait disorder (balance).  We are going to have faith that this medication will help prolong this disease.

Just a little information that is encouraging to me is that country music singer, Clay Walker has MS and has had it for 13 years.  He has been taking Copaxone since he was diagnosed and so far has not had any relapses.  I think that’s great news!! This doesn't mean that this medication will do the same for my sister since everyone’s body is different.  But it’s something to hang  on to right now. 

Thank you all for praying for my family.  I will update more when I know more about how she is doing on her medicine.

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