Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Heavy Heart

Yesterday we received the news that our daughter, Bre, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
I think I spent all last night and part of today in a state of shock.
Bre has been experiencing several MS type symptoms since last summer.  She has gone through several tests, seen many specialists and taken many drugs.  All of us knew that MS was a strong possibility.  I think we all tucked it in the back of our brains and were hopeful that it would just go away.
But now she must decided which drug she will use through injections. 
A tough decision as they all have side-effects,
all have to be self-injected
all will be taken the rest of her life.
Thankfully, we are all believers in God and we know that He will have His hand on her and
her family throughout this journey.  So we remain optimistic.  Studies have shown that the
new medications definitely slow the progression of this disease and in some cases almost stop it.
We love you Bre and we are always here for you.
I will close with that tonight.  We know that our beautiful daughter is in God's loving hands and that gives us tremendous peace.
XOXO Nancy


I'm Tiffany Jeanne said...

It is such shocking news...but I have been so touched by her faith in the Lord during all of this. It's so evident on fb that she is resting in Him and allowing him to carry her through this. I will continue to pray for her and you all as you adjust to the new diagnosis.

Love you all!!!

Sandy Michelle said...

Oh my gosh I can't even imagine the pain you must be feeling in your heart-for your daughter!I will keep her in my prayers!
Big Hugs!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So sorry to hear this news. God will have his hands on all of you. This we know for sure.
Again, I am so sorry, as a parent's heart can feel so much pain

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh Nancy I have not been by in a while and did not know this I am soo sorry. I think I told you my Dad had MS. But SOOO much has changed . This has to be so hard on all of you. She is young and has a young family. My heart goes out to you so much as a mother. I know you have courage and so much is being done with this disease Hope for a cure is within reach and just around the next corner .I know this and feel it in my heart. Is this the daughter with the son Cole?

Mike the Waiter said...

Hey Nancy ... said a little prayer for Bre in Indiana... interestingly, a friend's Mother has MS and we are working on a fund raiser for the disease ... will keep you posted on Facebook....
peace to you and Frank and the family.... mw

Deb said...

Nancy as you know my brother-n-law jim lived over 30 years with it. I keep her in my prayers. Lets do lunch on a Saturday and just talk. I know as a mother how tough this, but we have to be strong for her. I'm a good listener but have no answers. Love all you lots.