Thursday, May 15, 2008

Prayers are needed

I would like for you all to please pray for Draven my oldest son! He is not doing well at all. He had a doctor's appointment yesterday and we got a bad report. All of what we discussed yesterday is treatable, but it is has got my little man down and feeling sad. First of all he is very over weight for his age. He also has a dark ring around his neck which is very bad. That means that his body is starting to become insulin resistant. His migraines are getting worse, so he had to be put on amytriptalin, which is an antidepressant that doubles as a pain blocker, which in turn should prevent the migraines if all goes well. He has to have an ekg done to see if there is any heart problems. His blood pressure was borderline high. Diabetes heart disease, and high blood pressure all run on both sides of the family. We have to have fasting blood work done on him to check his thyroid, cholesterol, and sugar levels. He is upset with all of this, but mostly it is his weight that is bothering him so bad. He does not eat a lot, he is outside a lot and we don't know what we need to do to get the weight off. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I just feel so sorry for him. Please say a little prayer for him when you pray tonight. He needs all he can get! Thank you.


Mary said...


I read your Mother's Day post and it sounds like you had a wonderful day. I'm so glad you enjoyed time with your family.

I am so sorry that Draven is having such a difficult time with his health. Brandon is also a big boy for his age and he also suffers from migraines. His is seasonal migraines that only come spring and fall. We keep a sharp eye on his blood glucose levels as well.

I will pray for Draven and please keep me up to date on his progress.


Valarie said...

I will definetely keep him in my prayers. I was thinking thyroid, so thank goodness he is getting that checked. It does so much with the way your body works and processes everything.

Mimi said...

I am so sorry to hear of Draven's health is so difficult to have to endure Health problems at a young age...I have added him to my prayer journal...and I will remember him in my prayers for his Headaches, his weight, blood glucose, and all the testing he will have to have done...
Prayers and {{Hugs}}

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Brandy,
I'm sorry to hear that your son is sick. We have exactly the same sicknesses. If your son has the type 2 diabetes, that is caused by his being overweight. He must reduce his weight. You can try a combination of partial fasting and water therapy. He can skip his evening supper and drink lots of lukewarm water in the morning before taking any food. How much is lots of water? It depends on how much he can consume. Maximum amount is 4 liters but he might not be able to take it. He can probably consume 1 or 2 liters of water in the morning. That will flush out most toxins in his body. Wait for about 45 minutes before he can eat his breakfast and go slow on food intake because he has just broken his fast. He must exercise in the morning to burn off whatever sugar/calories he has in his body. Exercise can be done indoors through stationary jogging. Just hold on to the ledge of your cupboard or window and simulate jogging. That will help in burning his excess sugar. He must eat more of fruits and vegetables and less starchy foods and carbohydrates. Most of all, turn your son to the Lord for healing. He will never turn down those who seek His mercy and love. Thanks for the post. God bless you all.

jennifer said...

Oh Brandy, Honey, I just can't imagine how you are feeling. I know I would rather be sick than my kids, and I feel so impotent when something is wrong that I can't fix.

I think that both of us trust GOD to take care of the things we can't, even the things we can! Let's be in agreement, two sisters in Christ, that Draven's needs are known by God, and ask God's will be done. Let's agree that God can meet ALL of Draven's needs. Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual.

You and your son are in my Prayers Brandy.


Mike Golch said...

Brandy,I will keep Draven in my prayers.

Mike Golch said...

I even will post a request on my sire as I do for every body that I see asking for prayers.I hope things go well.