Well just an update of this past week and a half- I was sick in bed for 4 days with a nasty something...cold, flu, whatever, it was miserable. And those who cautiously (understandably so) came to my front door this past week can attest that I looked like death. Thankfully it passed and didn't cause too much damage with anyone else in the fam. The house's health, sad to say, did not fare as well.
I was well enough to take Mike to his spinal tap/lumbar puncture last Thursday. Gratefully it was a success on the first try this time. Thinking about it makes my head spin. This was his final test to complete his MS diagnosis. I believe this will be able to tell us more details about the progression of MS in his body.
Miracles do occur and Mike is living proof. I know that it is a result of his faith and the faith and prayers of all of you. That same week I was sick, Mike began to feel a difference in his tongue. He said that it didn't feel as swollen. He began to try to eat things periodically and was amazed to find that he could swallow things like a peach slice, a crab cake, cheese. From there he became more daring and begin to try some of the foods he has been missing out on since April. You can read more about it in his post "Let me eat cake". How miraculous this is!
Things seem to be going so well for him now with good reactions from his first doses of medicine and now being able to eat. We knew it would come, the next dose increase of his Rebif. We were both nervous. We had originally thought that it was just double the first dose, but looking more carefully we could see that it was actually 3x the initial dose. We are very sad to say that things have not been going well for Mike since the increase of his medication. So much that we are looking into alternatives to it. This has really shaken me up even more. I feel the need to know even more about MS so that I can help Mike make a decision about what his next step in treatment should be. I ask for your prayers as we will have to make some very crucial decisions within the next few days.