Jan 26, 2016 Latest post:
Sep 15, 2021
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.
About two weeks ago Steve was lifting some file boxes in his closet and lost his grip, lurching his back forward. The pain in his back increased after this incident and his Christian doctor advised physical therapy, a chest X-ray, and a simple over the counter med regime. Over the next two weeks, Steve was unable to lie flat, he became exhausted, experienced numbness and tingling in all four extremities, and began having difficulty swallowing. His gifted Christian physical therapist and his physician recommended he go to the local ER on January 24 for an MRI. The MRI showed a 5 cm lesion on his cervical spinal chord. After collaborating with our wise and knowledgeable Christian friend and radiologist, the decision was made to locate a neurosurgeon who specializes in this rare type of case. Unable to locate an experienced neurosurgeon nearby willing to take on Steve’s case, he was transported by our family to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for evaluation and was admitted to the ICU on the January 25. The team of neurologists and neurosurgeons in Seattle are in the process of running tests to determine what exactly the nature of the lesion is. They have not ruled out tumor, autoimmune disease, trauma, or infection. We will be updating this site as we receive information and test results from the doctors We covet your prayers. You, our friends and family, are our prayer cover and our front line of defense. We join with you in standing firm in the promise of our Lord. “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” Psalm 91: 1-2