Thank you for praying even when you are not aware of the exact details. Lance has been to two different doctors in the last week and they have decided that he does NOT have Juvenile Arthritis! After the appointment yesterday, the doctor ordered another MRI of his head to make sure there was not something hiding from them. He mentioned that this morning they would get together a group of neurologists for a panel to teach the Interns and he would like for Lance to be there. Of course, after a several hour trip for the appointment, Cheyenne wasn't sure he could even make an early morning session, but the doctor wanted the MRI beforehand (impossible). A life long friend who was our neighbor for 21 years made the contact and managed to get an appointment for the MRI at 7:30 AM. Cheyenne was thrilled but also worried for Lance.
They left the house at 5:45 this morning, got the MRI and went to the 9:30 session. It was in the hospital auditorium where they put Lance on stage center with the doctors on stage and all the students (about 30) seated in the auditorium. They were very thoughtful by dimming certain lights and using the back-lights so as not to bother his eyes. They quizzed him for about 45 minutes. Some questioned certain areas and asked him to do certain tests while others questions were answered by the results they had already gotten. At the end of the time, they (neurologists, pediatricians and neurosurgeons) stated that they could find nothing wrong up to this point but Lance's doctor wants a complete blood study of the different levels of potassium, chlorine, etc. to make sure there is not an imbalance there.
So, they have ruled out all of the "bad" things that had been mentioned and examined and just want to make sure that neither his eyes nor his levels are out of whack. The good news is that they found nothing, but of course we would love to have a "something" to work at. They have done full studies multiple times on blood, skeleton, brain, etc. The therapist next door says he still believes that Lance's growth spurt caused his body to malfunction and that little by little he will improve. One week ago I started to notice a sparkle in his eyes and a good "look" about him. Please continue to pray that the exact problem is discovered and be sure to give God the glory for a wonderful report today. Thank you for praying.
Gary, Ann, Cheyenne and family