Thursday, June 4, 2009

Update On Lamar & An Award To Pass On

I promised to update everyone on Lamar's eye as we learn anything, so here goes.

We finally got an appointment with an infectious disease specialist in Memphis and had to be there at 4 pm this afternoon. Jessica just happened to be off work so she can take her test for her state CNA license on Friday, so she was able to drive us to Memphis to see the doctor.

The doctor asked us 500 questions and took 6 big vials of blood to send off to a lab to be tested for umpteen different viruses and diseases. Some I had heard of before, and some were completely new to us. It will be at least a week before the results come back and we're hopeful that they'll be back in time for Lamar's appointment with Dr. Meyer, the retina specialist, on Friday, June 12th.

So that's where things stand for now. Once again, we wait. And if nothing shows up in the blood tests, we're back to square one.

I don't know which would be worse: getting a positive result for some rare, obscure virus or disease, or getting negative results and still not knowing what's going on. I guess it's a good thing it's in God's hands either way, hmmm?

Thanks once again for your prayers and concern for Lamar and for me. Love y'all!My sweet blog friend LISA@TALES OF A ROACH honored me with this award and I appreciate it so much.

I'm not going to pick and choose whom to give this award. If you read my blog, feel free to take this award and pass it on to others.

In my opinion (and in this instance, my opinion is the only one that matters!) all my blog readers are adorable. :o)

And now, I'm going to relax and play on Facebook and Farmtown for a while before bed. That trip to Memphis and back wore me out and as BOOMAMA and her dear Sister say, I'm plumb knocked.Lord willing I'll be back on Saturday evening for my Sunday Dinner post. And as of this moment, I have no idea what I'll be cooking because I have to do my grocery shopping on Friday morning.

Y'all have a wonderful evening and a splendiferous Friday.


Lynne said...

Here's hoping that you finally get some answers. I'm sure the uncertainty is terrible.

Dawn said...

You guys have really been through the wringer with this thing! I am so happy that by "Godincidence", as Diane V would say, Jessica was able to take you to the appointment in Memphis!

SaoirseDaily2 said...

I hope the tests find out what is wrong with Lamar's eye. Poor thing. Got my fingers crossed for you. Have a terrific day.

MightyMom said...

hope you get answers soon darling.

now come and enter my giveaway! :-)

your emails and chats have been sorely missed.

Susie said...

Still praying for Lamar. I know the waiting is tough.
Stay strong..

Linda said...

Thanks for the update Diane. We'll continue praying that they can find this virus and treat it so that his vision will improve.
Waiting is such a hard thing. Praying for peace and grace for both of you.

Sammy said...

Hi Diane,

I'm really glad to see an update from you, but I'm sure it's so frustrating to have to continue waiting. Lamar's health is in my prayers.

And can I just say, my friend, that I LOVE that you know when to use "who" and when to use "whom." It's wonderful! (To a grammar dork like myself, anyway!)

Take care, Diane. Thinking of you all!

Boo-Bah said...

I hope you will have answers as to what caused this. It must be so hard not knowing. I hope once they know, they will be able to do something to help his vision.


kkryno said...

Hey, June 12 is my birthday!

I'll just make it my birthday wish and prayer that you and Lamar get good news about his eye.

Love, Vikki.

Nancy said...

I'm with everyone else...let's hope and pray that you get an answer soon on Lamar's eye problem. So nice that Jessica could drive you to Memphis! Daughters are wonderful, aren't they?

Thank you for the award! I will be happy to display it on my sidebar from YOU! Thanks, my friend!

((( HUGS )))

kansasrose said...

A candle is lit for Lamar and his eye hon. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. This must be so draining on the both of you not knowing for sure what is going on medically. You both sure are troopers! They make 'em tough in Arkansas! ((((hugs)))) Love ya, God Bless Always. jen