All our family lives here. Two decades of friendships are here. Our amazing church family is here. We know the schools and the medical system.
However, we are hopping on another airplane first thing in the morning. Rick will escort us to another state where R. and I will spend 60 days to learn the reality of longer-term impact of lower altitude on her body. We will see a half dozen different specialty doctors while there.
We will give the trip everything we’ve got. We will fight to successfully return home at summer’s end. We should learn if a two-month reprieve was enough to reset her body, allowing us to continue to live in the only home she has ever known.
The past three weeks have been tough, with 31 drop-episodes (faint-like events) in 20 days and a few hours. Our immediate hope is that tomorrow’s geographic change will put a dramatic stop to the faints. Our long-term dream is that the impact will be lasting once we return to altitude in late July.
Please pray for 16-year-old R. as we seek God’s continued grace and provision of answers as we strive for her health.
Please pray for me as I “single parent” in a strange place without my support team (or a driver’s license).
Please pray for Rick and our boys J. (19) an J. (13) as our family is divided for two months.
Please pray for wisdom for our doctors and very clear future direction.