After 15 months, countless doctors (because we did not keep records of all the urgent care visits) and medical bills ( s0 many bills)… our daughter FINALLY has received a diagnosis through an Emergency Clinic for her daunting list of symptoms and weird unexplained illness late 2015:
Chronic Lyme Disease and advanced Mono!
15 months! Can you imagine? The treatment is doable- heavy antibiotics. We are praying for a good response and no residual damage after such a long time with these rampant bacterias. And all from a teeny tiny deer-tick. Smaller than a grain of rice. Mercy.
Why so hard to diagnose? Why so long? Why so many specialists that never checked for an autoimmune disease? I think everyone was distracted by eye-sight disturbances and vertigo… and she never showed the typical “bulls-eye rash” when bitten. The only all-over body rash she had was in 6/2014 during a trip as camp counselor in Hawaii. Interestingly, the Mayo Clinic, November 2016 just linked eyesight issues with Lyme Disease.
So is this part of God’s good plan for our daughter? Can I trust Him with what comes next? She’s struggling, but for me, I can because of all He has done in the past. I have seen Him work miracles. He’s carried us through darkness before, and from that darkness given treasure. I choose to trust Him again. He is my Hope, my Strength, my Life.
“I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.” Isaiah 45:3