10/3/07 Test Passed !

October 3, 2007 at 7:41 pm 6 comments

Mike underwent a trial of administration of Baclofen to his spinal cord yesterday, and it was concluded that he would benefit from the placement of a permanent pump to administer a constant dose of the drug. No word, as yet, on when the surgical implantation will occur, after which the determination of the precise dosage best suited to Mike will require about a month of trials and close monitoring. Of course, physical therapy will need to resume as well, in order for the effectiveness of the pump to be fully seen. So, the test result was certainly positive in that Mike appears to be good candidate for “Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy” (ITB Therapy), but we have been cautioned against expecting too much too soon. Nonetheless, it is great to see Mike cleared to receive the pump, and the possibilities are exciting. More details when we have them. Thanks for watching over and and praying over this situation.

Entry filed under: updates.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. robin hersma  |  October 3, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Michelle! Awesome news! Let me know if I can help with the kids when the surgery takes place. Thank you for your commitment to keeping us posted. It’s always so encouraging to hear what’s going on in your life and how Christ walks with you through each situation. Hope to see you tomorrow, love, robin

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  • 2. Bessma Shammas  |  October 3, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    This is great and encouraging news. Will continue to pray for progress and for ALL you daily needs to be met.

    In Christ.

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  • 3. Emily  |  October 3, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    Wow! Great news! Soooo glad that Mike passed with flying colors….God’s mercies are new every day….Thank you for keeping us so posted on what is happening in the midst of your endlessly busy and stressful days. Had a great afternoon “bonding” with Mike on Sunday….hope to see you both again very soon.

    Love,

    Emily

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  • 4. kari rodriguez  |  October 4, 2007 at 2:42 am

    SOOOO excited for you all, what great news. Will keep all of you in our prayers. Thank you for keeping us all up to date and sharing your faith! Michelle, you are such a beautiful person and I am so blessed to know you and be apart of your life. Keep up the great work Mike and look forward to seeing you soon.

    Love,
    Karin

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  • 5. Mike 2  |  October 5, 2007 at 8:37 am

    Demand an MRI every six months to prevent scar tissue from growing at the catheter tip. I’m paraglegic, because my pump doctor didn’t know any better. What did Reagan say “trust but verify”
    I hope that this goes well for you. clogged catheters cause life threatening drug withdrawls from baclofen.

    Agape,
    Mike 2

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  • 6. Laura Johnson, McLean County Youg Life  |  October 7, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    Michelle,

    The MCYL Prayer Team has prayed for Mike since this all began. We will continue to do so at our prayer meetings twice a month. Thank you for the blog which keeps ours prayers current. And thank you for your transparency and eloquent expression of your ups and downs, highs and lows. Please know that you are ministering to many!
    To God be the glory!

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