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My sister... Please Pray: Uptdate, updated again in red

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My sister has been having terrible migranes the last few months, she has seen eye doctors and specialist, etc...
Wednesday at work she suddenly went blind. She went to the hospital and is still there and still can't see. They have run several tests and still don't know what is wrong. More results are coming in today.
She was supposed to get married today(elope) but she obviously can't.
She has a nine year old and a four year old who are scared and miss their Momma.
She is in Florida and I am in Minnesota so I can't even be there for them. My heart is breaking!
So... if you pray pray for her and her doctors. Pray for my nieces and soon to be BIL.
thanks ladies

I am updating because I don't know what else to do at this time.

I just got off the phone with my sister. She had a spinal tap done yesterday and the pain and the fear and being away from her girls and family was more than she could take. Apparently a psych evaluation was done and she did quite poorly. If the hospital does discharge her she will have another psych eval to see if she will be able to go home or if she will have to be put in an in patient mental facility. If that were to happen I would have to go to Florida to care for my nieces, as if anything were to happen to my sister I would become the girls legal guardian.

I am hoping she will be able to calm down and that the doctors will figure out what is wrong and hopefully find a way to repair her sight.

I really wish I could be there with her. I will probably continue to update even if no one reads this, it is therapeutic to wright it out matter of factly.

 

Update 2

Last night my brother called me. He told  me he had just gotten off the phone with my sister, she is out of the hospital and that we should stop worrying about her. He sounded very upset and didn't want to talk about her other than to tell me to stop waisting my time on her.

When I went to bed I lay there and thought of all the things she would have to deal with being blind. Not getting to see how beautiful her babies grow up to be. Never seeing the ocean again (she is obsessed with the ocean) I cried for her.

I woke up this morning  and logged onto my Facebook to find her relationship status had changed from "in a relationship" to "married". She had tons of pictures of her, her husband and her children during their elopement ceremony. She had posted a short status update about not being able to see but having the best husband in the world to care for her.

She talked to my other sister this morning, and said she has some sight. (enough to make fb posts and e-mail) but that she is still not seeing well enough to work so she is going to be a mom and house wife until she can see a specialist and figure out what is wrong.

I do not want to say she is lying about her vision but I am not convinced of how honest she is being. I am not sure how to take any of this...

So thank you for your prays and well wishes. I don't know what else to say...

by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM
This happened to me, i had a massive stroke. If that were the case here they would have caught it though!
When I went to the ER after losing my vision, I had a headache and severe neck pain but the a$$hole dr wouldn't take me seriously so he left me in the ER for hours with no treatment. They did a ct and then realized that I had a stroke. The ER doc wasted valuable time and the next conversation I had with the dr was that they gave me less than 10% chance of surviving. It was awful!
Dies she have someone to advocate for her?
momofnate0707
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Praying

ALWsMomma
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:25 PM
A back injury maybe? Spring 2012 she was injured at work.


Quoting Anonymous:

Lots of things.

A car accident, head being hit violently,heredity just to name a few.



My mom was getting blinding headaches and found out her retina was starting to detach. They put a patch on her eye and after a few months it helped.




Quoting ALWsMomma:

What causes the retina to detach?






Quoting Anonymous:

Sounds like her headaches were caused by her retina detaching. It causes blindness.



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brandydesiree
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM
1 mom liked this

 

http://www.cafemom.com/group/115189/forums/read/17928714/_UPDATE_Sorry_sorry_Im_just_desperate_Dont_come_in_if_youre_Christian_easily_offended

Quoting ALWsMomma:

That is odd! Do you have a link? Maybe if they figured out what happened to her Dd I could pass it along to my sister


Quoting brandydesiree:

That is crazy...there is a woman on here that just posted something VERY similar about her 16 yo dd. I wonder if something is going on?



 

ALWsMomma
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM
Thank you


Quoting brandydesiree:

 


Yea, I think I replied to it...let me see if I can find it.


Quoting ALWsMomma:

That is odd! Do you have a link? Maybe if they figured out what happened to her Dd I could pass it along to my sister



Quoting brandydesiree:


That is crazy...there is a woman on here that just posted something VERY similar about her 16 yo dd. I wonder if something is going on?





 


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I'll keep reading. So sorry for your sisters pain. 

Angelanscalf89
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:27 PM
Sending good thoughts your way
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AmericanChild82
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:28 PM

 Oh my gosh! Keep us posted!

ALWsMomma
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Her fiance is there but he is caring for my nieces and they don't want the girls to see her so hysterical. I think some one needs to be with her!


Quoting Anonymous:

This happened to me, i had a massive stroke. If that were the case here they would have caught it though!

When I went to the ER after losing my vision, I had a headache and severe neck pain but the a$$hole dr wouldn't take me seriously so he left me in the ER for hours with no treatment. They did a ct and then realized that I had a stroke. The ER doc wasted valuable time and the next conversation I had with the dr was that they gave me less than 10% chance of surviving. It was awful!

Dies she have someone to advocate for her?

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Corina1987
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM
I will pray for your family . I hope they figure out whats wrong soon so your sister can get help.
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